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Analysis help


  • 7 months ago · Quote · #1

    IreptheWORLD

    I am white and played an ok game against a higher rated opponent until about move 30. Have a look and tell me any better moves you saw during the game.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #2

    Casual_Joe

    In my view 24 Bxh6 was a loser because you didn't have any pieces (specifically Rooks) in position to follow it up.  For most of the early part of the game there was one open file (the e file).  One reasonable plan would've been to get your Rooks active on the e file as soon as possible.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #3

    IreptheWORLD

    Casual_Joe wrote:

    In my view 24 Bxh6 was a loser because you didn't have any pieces (specifically Rooks) in position to follow it up.  For most of the early part of the game there was one open file (the e file).  One reasonable plan would've been to get your Rooks active on the e file as soon as possible.

    Ye. In hindsight I see that if was a very superifcial sacrifice. I didnt even think about playing the open e file!

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #4

    LongIslandMark

    At move 30: Down a minor, initiating a trade without good reason is generally not a good idea.

    But you asked about before move 30. I agree with Casual_Joe. 24. Bxh6 was unsound and the open e file should be screaming at you "use me! use me!"

    You got one rook side-lined for the game playing 19. Rxa3. Playing a4 somewhere before that would have avoided that.

    I think 11. Bxb5+ wins a pawn.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #5

    IreptheWORLD

    LongIslandMark wrote:

    At move 30: Down a minor, initiating a trade without good reason is generally not a good idea.

    But you asked about before move 30. I agree with Casual_Joe. 24. Bxh6 was unsound and the open e file should be screaming at you "use me! use me!"

    You got one rook side-lined for the game playing 19. Rxa3. Playing a4 somewhere before that would have avoided that.

    I think 11. Bxb5+ wins a pawn.

    Thanks for the insight. The open file and the sidlined rook were two poor strategic errors. And 11. bxx5 would have won a pawn with tempo! I shouldnt have missed that!

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #6

    varelse1

    Did you have anything planned if black had played 16....Bxh4?

    I also woulda given serious thought to 15.a4. Black has announced he wants to roll you up on queenside. Pa4 shuts down all play there forever.


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