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My Best win for my Club.

So it was a game where our team was totally outgraded on every board so I knew I had to win to give us a chance. I was originally scheduled for board 4. But my opponent was someone who I had beat the week before in high Wycombe a (114 Davison) Going 1 more board up I was up against a 131 so I wasnt sure if I should be happy or upset about that lol. But I had only lost 3 games in 19 and finished 1st/3rd/3rd in my last 3 tournaments so I was confident.
So my 2nd best ever win. And our team was 3-0 up. I have now only lost 4 games in 20 odd and am playing best chess so far. feeling confident and playing more solid. Still only been playing 8 months but I definitely feel I can progress past 140 within the next 6 months. Watch this space. I now need to win some U120 tournaments starting with this weekend at the St Albans congress. Which unless I play awful will post the games here.  ;)

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  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Yeah true, all in all though you played a solid game and deserved to win :)

    By the way although the computer may have not liked f4 much, I'm just beginning to understand thematic pawn breaks and how powerful they actually are and it's taken my game to the next level - and your game is deffo looking stronger too ;)

  • 3 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    Oh yeah and thanks James, what was it about this that made you think that? And Michael what did you learn about defending from this game?

  • 3 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    F4 was actually one of my worse moves on the computer but I just thought the cramped position could be taken advantage of witrh a pawn push.

     

    And Her swapping off her bad bishop was better for me as it opened that F file for my rook and gave me those doubled pawns in a dangerous position where i could smash thru with mine.

    And Yeah I admit she wasnt great. I have played under 100's who are better.

    And I dont see the Qh3 as a wasted tempo as her queen move to d7 trapped her knight for good which I saw.  Apart from f4 and cxd and a4 my game was very solid. But my ideas behind those moves were good and fine for this level. I am sure a GM would of taken advantage of those innacuracys but I am not at that level just yet. Still 4 defeats in 20 I think is kinda awesome ;)

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    f4 idea was as strong here as in my game fair play! seems like you had a very weak 130+ too lol ;) but there's definately respect mate for beating a 131 - seems we are both on the rise!

    loads of similarities lol such as a4?! only an inaccuracy though in both our games, I can see the idea there...

    on move 21 she just traded her bad bishop, 25.Qh3 loses a tempo because she goes (the queen) to f3 next move and you have the battery on f7, could 25.Qf3 have been played straight away? but your comment on move 30 is spot on about chess not always playing "best moves" but having a feel for the position and the intentions of your opponent :)

    definately played well there but for a 131 she (your opponent) didn't show it all her pieces were so tangled up lol! Whereas you developed with tempos and gained space putting your pieces on good squares well done mate - nice checkmate attack, sly ;)

  • 3 years ago

    JamesEverard

    Nice game. Makes me want to do some competitions.

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