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I play white. What are my errors?
2.c4 was just weird, creating a hole on d4 for no reason. You're strong enough not to make inaccuracies like these on the second move by now.
This is the only opening that I know.
Not saying it was a bad move but I didn't understand 10. Nh2. Apparently played to clear the file for 11. f4. That being the idea, 10. Nh4 might have been better with the option then to play Nf5
I doubt 7.h3 is very good.
i think at move 10 (considering black played h6) that Nb1 makes the trip to f5 (Nb1-c3-d1-e3-f5) followed by a Rook lift to g3 to induce further weakening of the pawns in front of the Kg8, or to play for queenside space with b4, a4 (possibly a5 or b5 to open a file depending on black's play), Nc3, and swing both rooks to queenside and break through. white can play on either side of the board thanks to c4 and e4 pawns it is just a matter of taste. just make sure you don't launch the attack until all your pieces are ready and no one is left behind (for example in this game Nb1). unless your opponent is droping material. i hope this helps as we all are on our journey to playing better chess.
Thanks a lot everyone for the analysis. Was 26...f5 a blunder for black?
i think it was a blunder maybe Qf7 instead to put up resistance but white had all the play at that point anyway. i think black's downfall can be highlighted by watching his light square bishop's journey of (Bc8-b7-c8-d7-f5) only to end up bringing another white piece into play. that's five tempo (if you include b6) to trade itself off on a square it could have reached in one. white's center (c4,d3,e4) block all diagonals the bishop could reach from b7 or a6 so why weaken all the light squares on black's queen side with 7.b6? Also did not understand why bring the king to h7? the final thing in my opinion is black never made any plan to try and expose the d4 hole that could have given him a launching point for counterplay.
10/22/2014 - E.Bacrot - P.Leko, Elista Grand Prix, 2008
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