Game Summary: A game against my old favorite opening The Philidor. I take a different road that usual and both my opponent and myself find each other in dangerous waters.
I like to think of the Philidor as the quiet boy in a teenage romance novel. He's subtle, considerate and waits til the time is right before he makes his move. Granted he don't always score which is why most folks avoid having him as a wing man but he's always tries to bail you when you find yourself in a sticky situation.
As far as this game goes I had played my opposition before and he showed good knowledge of his openings but not so good with "dancing" in the mid game though after a blunder on my part he did get the upper hand. When I notice him going into a philidor and at that the original two moves of it I decided to try something new knock him off balance.
And so the game goes....
Now what I remember about the Philidor and my on going mistake was putting queens knight in front of my pawns and keeping them form doing their business. So here I realize we are probably out of any theory he may have had. I also noticed I have no plan of attack and that is dangerous chess. So in true amateur fashion I decided to continue on til I found a weakness and then attack it...(HORRIBLE PLAN)
So there is an X Ray attack against my queen if I move my knight. The game is equal and I need to keep from trading off any more pieces until i can get a plan going. I see his f pawn looks tasty. I plan to win a pawn or better position in the f pawn power struggle and take the game into the endgame where I feel most comfortable. At least here's to hoping ;)
And so was the game. 83 points to go.
1. If you know the best move play it. A pin would have made that game go way different.
2. Get a plan sooner. Game started going in your favor once you did.
3. Remember not all hanging pieces are free.
4. How to spell Philidor properly.