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So yeah, broke my losing streak (even though I mostly played e4 in those games too). I think I'm still getting the hang of this particular opening and its variations (though I couldn't put a name to any of them). So I'll just ask for the usual critique and review, something I always find helpful
Mmm I agree... your advice has been well noted! I've noticed a tendency in myself to postpone taking pieces to guard against infeasible (is that a word?) threats. It's time I stopped that.
For your rating, that was pretty good
Well, that is a legitimate tactic in some cases. Called an intermezzo or zwischenzug where you can simply insert a move before the obvious to gain an advantage. In others (like this), you simply fail to take advantage of winning a piece and the chance disappears.
I'm a Petroff player, 4.Bd3 and 5.c3 is fine, that's book theory.
Although fine doesn't mean it's the best, 4.Nc3 is definitely what I would choose since it follows one of the general rules of the openings: develop knights before bishops.
7.Bc2 is a bad move, once again, because it doesn't follow the opening rule: don't move your piece twice in the opening.
9.Ba4, even if the knight wasn't hanging was also a bad move, 1. because it doesn't follow the mentioned rule, 2. because your pieces are disconnected and your attack doesn't look to have any plan. You generally want to pressure a chosen place and positionally or tactically gain advantage on one or two squares and when you have it, attack.
Chess tournament at my school, need advice
by jambyvedar 11 minutes ago
How did I let someone rated 600 points lower outplay me?
by Sqod 20 minutes ago
Find your REAL ELO rating: ELOMETER.NET then post here the results
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Refutation to the Ruy Lopez
by X_PLAYER_J_X 31 minutes ago
Anyone that solves this one on first try..
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Share fun games here!
by kellypk417 32 minutes ago
Openings you've given a good try but discarded.
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Chess Set Guidance
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Broadening My Opening Repertoire for White
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