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In this game, I played as black. The game started out with the king's gambit accepted, but I blew it and soon, white had huge coverage of the center. Then it sort of went downhill from there. However, when I thought the winner was clear, I came up with a win.

 





This shows an important point. You have to be able to keep the pressure going, but also at the same time keeping an eye on your king. You have to have both to continue a successful attack, otherwise one of them is given up usually. Now that this point has been established, let's look at what white should have done. (The puzzle has annotations; finish it and go back to view them)































Hope someone learned something today!




Give me insight and tell me what you think. This is my first blog I have ever made, so I want to see whether it will work in the long run or not.

Comments


  • 5 years ago

    horsehead

    The first game,u was lucky.

  • 5 years ago

    grandmaster56

    and I realize that. Just look to previous comments.

  • 5 years ago

    namn_kiev

    It seems that the "Puzzle" is not correct at all! There is also too many obvious blunders (18.Bxf7 instead of Qxg6+ etc).

    Alex

  • 5 years ago

    minihag_a

    How do you create a blog

  • 5 years ago

    joeubatz

    It is clear that we can say that white did indeed miss many ways to end the game...but as i tell my students you cannot play the moves for your opponents and you must be ready to pounce on their mistakes! Clearly you did this and you should also be commened for showing this game!Cool

    Remember :"The hardest thing to do in chess is to win a won game."Laughing

    many times you can become anxious and want to rush...leading to the position in which black noticed the back rank mistake by white....enough said!

    I salute your cool under pressure...a key need for any chess player!Cool

    Keep on blogging, young chessplayer! I shall continue to read your blog (should you continue) just to see your growth in your chess ability,and your blogging ability!!Tongue out

  • 5 years ago

    grandmaster56

    Well, for this blog's purpose it's like this, so whatever, I'll keep that in mind.

  • 5 years ago

    boantasandu

    hello grand master= Daniel

    I sow your age only few seconds ago and now i can explain me your happyness for this games.You are a good chessplayer for your age and my continuation you will be able to see it soon and i m sure for your next games you will play better and more careful.Here your oponent was  not careful or he could know your age and he aprecieted your strategy untill there and wanted to give you one more motivation to play for long time.The problem is that we can learn more from our mistakes or our games when we have to analyse them.Some way we need to be happy when we lost meeting a strong player because we can improve our games and when we win every time for a while we will be at the some level.We will be happy because we met a nice people whith the some pasione as us .Good for you Daniel and i m sure you will become a great chess player.For my intervention whith Qg6+ was that you need to analyse untill at that move where you played wrong and your oponent had the possibility to check mate you.Good luck!

  • 5 years ago

    grandmaster56

    I didn't see that last move really. I just was desperate and tried to do endless checks. Only when I started to move the queen did I see the mate.

  • 5 years ago

    givemeabreakman

    Brilliant end game, with all the pressure. How long did you see that last move and did you see the no possible response? Fantastic game under all odds!

  • 5 years ago

    grandmaster56

    My only guess was he wasn't watching it close enough. I can't get inside his head, so I really don't know what to say about it. Just missed it I guess.

     

    Keep in mind that I was black in this game.

  • 5 years ago

    VinaySateesh

    nice and easy and simple mate but who would do such a mistake?can u please explain .......

  • 5 years ago

    grandmaster56

    boant: it seems as if you are right, that Qxg6+ is an unavoidable mate. What I was doing I guess was looking at the endgame more then the middle game to see what white should have done. When I made this blog post the game was fresh in my mind, for I had played it minutes before, and I was looking at the fact he gave away the game at the end, and not the middle. But you are in fact right, that this move is mate through and through.

  • 5 years ago

    boantasandu

    hello grand master! Tell me please what could you do if white moved 18.Qg6+ and not 16.Bf7+.After this move 16.Qg6+ you could expain us your strategy now?

  • 5 years ago

    but

    great

  • 5 years ago

    gxtmf1

    I like how you critique your own play. That's very mature.
  • 5 years ago

    killer-2

    haha i do get some lucky wins like that...

  • 5 years ago

    grandmaster56

    Thanks for the imput

  • 5 years ago

    GeniusKJ

    Nice blog. It would be nice if there was some analyses

  • 5 years ago

    grandmaster56

    Not quite, but I hope more people read it.

  • 5 years ago

    skunkape

    #1 chess.com blog :)

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