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#11: Better to be lucky than good

In this game there were two spots where I calculated well, move 22 and move 48. The first won a pawn and the second won a piece (and the game). But my endgame play really was not that good - comments are particularly welcome between moves 25 and 45. But if you want to talk about the opening also, that's cool.

All comments are welcome, beginner, advanced, computer-aided, anything!

As usual, I'll be annotating the game with my in-game thoughts, and some variations if necessary.

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    EndgameStudent

    I've really enjoyed reading some of your blogs, and learnt such a lot.

  • 3 years ago

    NM ozzie_c_cobblepot

    I'm honored. Awesome.

  • 3 years ago

    EndgameStudent

    I'm sure you'll be pleased to know tactics trainer has two extra problems thanks to this game.

    http://www.chess.com/tactics/server.html?id=444615 variation

    http://www.chess.com/tactics/server.html?id=373343

  • 3 years ago

    bobbyice

    thanks . a very nice instuctional games.

  • 3 years ago

    Eternal_Patzer

    Thanks, yourugua!!  Now it all makes a little more sense...  

  • 3 years ago

    yorugua

    @Eternal_Patzer If I recall correctly, the Nf3 Ne5 line is included in one of the volumes of Secrets of Opening Surprises, that is probably why you are running into it in blitz.

  • 3 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

    you sounded way too humble in a completely winning position

  • 3 years ago

    NM ozzie_c_cobblepot

    I wasn't confident in the minority attack, I thought I was not well enough defended on the kingside, because typically I would still have the Queen's bishop, and it would be on g4, because I'm usually playing this structure from the white side.
  • 3 years ago

    WC_practice13

    Thank you for the post ozzie, very instructive game!

  • 3 years ago

    Chess4001

    White wasn't playing sharply after exchanging the pawns at the beginning, I think.

  • 3 years ago

    Eternal_Patzer

    You're more than welcome.  I'll be interested in any observations you might have on his lines.   The ...g6 lines had never occurred to me previously.

    I'll be happy to send you the book if you like.  Just message me a P.O. Box for Amazon  (I know you like to guard your secret identity)  Cool

  • 3 years ago

    NM ozzie_c_cobblepot

    To whomever sent me the PDF snippet of Schandorff's book - thank you.

  • 3 years ago

    burns123

    @dern_fool luck does happen in chess because every player blunders eventually.

  • 3 years ago

    SherlockHolmes94

    great article,,,,

    I get lucky sometimes when my opponents don't recognize my pattrens...

  • 3 years ago

    NM ozzie_c_cobblepot

    Ajedrecito: What does Schandorff say about the relative merits of ...g6 compared with ...e6?

    I noticed also in the Caro-Kann theme tournament that when faced with the non-Panov exchange you chose ...g6 and I chose ...e6 there as well.

  • 3 years ago

    dern_fool

    The great thing about chess is there is never luck...no dice involved!

  • 3 years ago

    merchco

    move 51 was also good and well spotted with only a minute left

  • 3 years ago

    NM ozzie_c_cobblepot

    It looks like white misplayed that more so than black did well though.

  • 3 years ago

    Eternal_Patzer

    I've tried ...Qb6, which didn't get me anywhere after White played c3, I've tried an early ...e6 which can transpose back to the Nc6 lines, and I've tried Nc6.  It turns out that Adorjan and some others have done well with ...g6 -- for example:

  • 3 years ago

    NM ozzie_c_cobblepot

    No idea. How do you treat it as black?

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