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Problem/Game-based learning: Friends'o'Fever Funkathon #2 - Round 1

Here is a Game I played in a tournament.  I am white.  

Here is the link to the game: 

http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=29981134

5 blunders I think: learning opportunity.  This is my place to understand why the computer's suggested moves are better than the ones I choose.   My next posts will be about specific moves.  This line is new to me: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Qf6 

This is really me learning in public. 

Comments


  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

    End of my ananlysis for this game.  It was a learning opportunity. 

    1)Thanks to misterfever for the analysis.  Next is a list of lessons learned.

    2) Move 4:  Engage at least one side of your brain before you attack a queen. 

    3) Move 6: Look around... I overlooked an obvious attack on my king pawn.  There were a few more moves that "look around" fits. 

    4) If you have comments on this game feel free to add them here so I can improve.

  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

    29.  Well, duh.  I overlooked it in the game.  I attacked c7 when I had an oppertunity to attack h7 by the king. 

    26.  I took the easy route: trading down.  I did not see Nd4

  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

    19. Qg4.  It suggested advancing the d-pawn.  I see a pawn give away, but the line has white playing c6: why?  Could someone tell me why black 19.... c6 is better than 19.... pxp

    18.  h4 is suggested and in the game I don't think I noticed the queen covered. 

  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

    Move 14.  I get the expected check... one more piece attacking.  I played Kd1: my thinking was to keep the file open for the rook which I put on the spot I left open for it on move 17.  Could someone share what the advantage of computer's suggested move of Ke1?  I am missing it.

  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

    Move 8: poor judgement.  I moved the king to d2.  I was trying to allow the rook to get into the center.  If Kf1 the rook would be trapped.  Looking at the rest of game, this logic was flawed because the rook stayed on the side supporting the pawn structure.   The king would have been of more use supporting the pawns rather that being a target himself.

    Move 7 the computer suggested Kd2 as the best way to defend against the knight fork, but I did not see that and played Be2. 

  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

    misterfever  thanks for the feedback.  4. Bg5?! I did not see in the game how attacking the Queen with the Bishop would so quickly lock the knight in place.  I did not think about how mobile the queen is.  I will keep it in mind for future games.

    6. a3?  I think I overlooked Qxe4 in the game.  7. Be2?  And yes, I overlooked the fork on the rook.

  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

    The computer did not like my 3rd move d4.   My idea was to control the center, open up the bishop and attack the queen. 

    (0.22) INACCURACY - Perhaps better was 4. c3

    Could someone speak for the computer and tell me why Nc3 is better?

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    Here is another line with 3.... Bc4

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qf6?! this is not a good way of defending the e-pawn. 3.Bc4 Qg6 This looks like a good idea in that it threatens the e4 and g2 pawns simultaneously. However, black is lagging behind in development and is likely to come a cropper. 4.0–0 Qxe4?? This is just a blunder. 5.Bxf7+ Kd8 (If black had taken the bishop on f7 with 5. ... KxB white would win black's queen with 6.Ng5+ Ke8 7.Nxe4.) 6. Nxe5 Qxe5?? (This loses on the spot but black is already in serious trouble) 7.Re1 Qf6 (7. ... QxR would have been better, but still hopeless of course) 8.Re8 checkmate.

    Source: http://www.angelfire.com/nf/chess/tactics.html

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    Same advice from http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Chess_Opening_Theory/1._e4/1...e5/2._Nf3/2...Qf6  --> play 3. Bc4

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    Jim

    Musicians in bed use sheet music. #pun

  • 4 years ago

    hptchess

    It is chess.com

  • 4 years ago

    misterfever

    Okay, in my humble opinion I think the battle was begun against you in the early opening and you had to fight hard against that the whole time. 4. Bg5 is the kind of move I like to make against a knight for a pin or at least to threaten a piece swap for doubled pawns. When you made it early against the queen, the queen's response put you in a tough position. You suddenly could not move your f3 knight because it was now the bishop's only defense, even though in the opening you wanted that knight to be able to actively control the center squares. So in essence, your d4 pawn is suddenly only defended once (by your queen). Also the queen now had a new central attack (on e4). Playing 5. d5 allowed...Qxe4+! right away, although BBQ didn't play it. And you couldn't simply retreat the bishop either, for the same reason.

    6.a3 is also a mistake because it fails to defend that pawn on e4. BBQ is a heavy attacking player and this move really opened your position up for his queen. I am not a great player but I don't get as scared as I used to when players bring their queen out early, because if I can defend by developing solidly with an attack on their queen here and there, I'll end up with a slight lead in development and initiative. The other benefit is that the player who brings out the early queen often has a relatively limited number of decent/safe replies. In this case, playing Bg5 severely limited black's responses. In these cases, anticipate where black's response makes the most sense. He could only play Qg6 or Qd6 to keep his safety (Qe6 allows for white to play d5 and fork the queen and knight). Out of the two,Qd6 looks much worse, as it blocks a pawn and also blocks his dark-square bishop. So, by attacking his queen early, you were able to anticipate his moves more, but also gave him no choice but to find the safest and most offensive square for his queen on g6. Better, I think, is to ask, "Can that queen really make an attack I can't defend this early in the game?" and if the answer is no, develop. That development WILL push his queen back sooner or later.

    So in this case I see it as a case of needing to play simpler developing/defensive moves to form a secure base before pushing his pieces around with moves like 4.Bg5 and 5.d5.

    Then again...I am playing AWFULLY lately - so maybe you shouldn't take my opinion into consideration... Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    misterfever

    and yes Phillip, he was white in this game.

  • 4 years ago

    misterfever

    I look forward to checking this out (tomorrow) - before I even look, let me ask where your analysis comes from. Is it from chess.com? I have noticed that the computer analysis feature can actually be wrong at times (although not often). Here is some food for thought. Look at this thread and my post inside of it:

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-analysis/chesscom-chess-analysis-silly

    Also - BBQ is, in my opinion, better than his rating (and I'm worse than mine). He always gives me a very hard game, probably more due to his style against mine than anything. Check out the game we have going right now. My brain is about to explode.

    Okay, on to the game itself!

  • 4 years ago

    Phillip_626

    ur white i take it hpt..

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