What I have been doing wrong all these years from the gaurd. I was under the impression that you have to squeeze your legs tight, and get your hips high, which I was and still am, but I kept my legs straight over my opponents head and not bent to distrupt his posture. I mean I was told to do it and I thought I was, but yesterday rolling I noticed my mistake and corrected it and got the armbar. I went on to roll again and boom the opportunity came, bent the head, squeezed the legs tight and got it.
It is nice that after all the years training you can get to a point that you can see the mistake and capitalize on it, and implement corrective action.