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How to Lose a Game in 10 Moves or Less. Pt 4

  • GM Gserper
  • | Jul 3, 2011
  • | 30009 views
  • | 47 comments

The first three parts of this article were devoted to the analysis of typical mistakes that cause opening disasters (and you would agree that it is a real disaster to lose a game in 10 moves or less!). Today you have a chance to demonstrate the knowledge that you have acquired by passing the opening disasters mega-test! In all the games we'll analyze today a titled player (a Master or a Grandmaster) made a terrible mistake and your goal is to punish the offender. If you cannot spot the winning shot, please refer to the theoretical part of this article (parts 1-3).  Please remember that you can always replay the whole game from the first move if you click "Solution" and then "Move list".  

Good luck!

 

Now let's count the results:
10 correct answers - you are a true tactical expert and chances are you'll never experience an opening catastrophe like in the games we just analyzed.
7-9 correct answers- you are not a spring chicken in chess. To further bullet-proof your chess (and particularly openings), pay more attention to forcing moves.
4-6 correct answers - you see simple threats but still miss some typical tactical patterns.
less then 4 correct answers - you need to work more on tactics.  Please re-read the first three parts of this article.
I hope you enjoyed the test!

Comments


  • 12 months ago

    SakshiCHESS

                        Nice article

  • 2 years ago

    anassAlekhine

    Wow, I saw usual and common position and yet there is a lost of material.

    Thank you for this beautiful and instructive article!!! 5 stars,

  • 3 years ago

    shengyi

    Nice test. Good summary.

  • 3 years ago

    Phelon

    Yuri Kotkov vs Gagnic Akopian shows up in my Sharpen Your Tactics book Surprised

  • 3 years ago

    Funicular

    Just like badname said, it's not hard to find the winning move when YOU KNOW there's one.

  • 3 years ago

    ZinBad

    10/10 but it does not mean I am good I just got it because I know there is a winning move but if I am not aware I don't think so, I might not spot it.

  • 4 years ago

    jl_wind

    In Puzzle #2

    Tolush, Alexander V vs. Aronson, Lev Abramovich
    URS-ch24 / Moscow

    Black could still keep the fight on with Nb6.. it will end up with Black's RBNN against White's RRBB. Black has extra pawn while White has doubled pawn.

  • 4 years ago

    psinha36

    why these puzzles are not displayed

    error

  • 4 years ago

    bramagopal

    10/10

  • 4 years ago

    avva45

    10/10Smile

  • 4 years ago

    MoonB4Sunrise

    10/10

  • 4 years ago

    1steven

    thanks!

  • 4 years ago

    arslanjr

    10/10

  • 4 years ago

    phillyflash

    Thank you for this most helpful series!!

  • 4 years ago

    APawnInTheirGame

    @andyreed:  for example:  Bxd8...gxh1=Q

     

    @quadrewple:  Mr Fine's options were limited:  click on the MOVE LIST button to see variations in the continuation.

  • 4 years ago

    andyreed

    Doroshkievich, Vladimir K vs. Tukmakov, Vladimir B... why does white resign?

  • 4 years ago

    Gummyboy

    @jas0501 and others who needs help
  • 4 years ago

    IM dpruess

    jas, click on move list and you'll see the further variations and/or explanations.

  • 4 years ago

    jas0501

    Great articles.

     

    Would be nice to number the puzzles, as this would make commenting on them easier.

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    The 4th puzzle, bxf7 would use some additional explanation as the rxf7 followed by the rook pin is not so obvious.

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    The 9th, the petroff could also could use a bit more explanation as after 6. Qe2 Qe7 it is not obvious.

  • 4 years ago

    unkulunkulu

    quadrewple, you can always press the "Move list" button, there will be analysis on the right. In this case there are two moves covered: Kh8 losing due to knight fork Ne6, or Rxf7, then Qc4 attacking and pinning the rook, at least an exchange will be lost.

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