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Just had the most interesting game since I started playing on this site a few weeks ago. Would like to know what happened to cause this result. Yes, i know;my ratings horrible lol.
13. Qf4 Bc3 14. Qxf7+
First, please review the principles of the opening. http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-principles-of-the-opening
These are not hard and fast rules, but are the principles that one should judge an effective vs ineffective opening. Your opponent violated tham badly and should have been punished badly.
From the beginning, you should have captured on move 2 or pushed your pawn to d5. Also, as a beginning chess player, I would strongly recommend playing 1. e4 on all of your games until you have a better grasp of the game. not meant to be an insult, I am an experienced player and still play it in 90% of my games.
Move 3 -- punish your opponent. Nf3 forces him to move his queen and is a developing move for you. I wouldn't have even bothered calulating as it is a natural move
Move 4 -- you continue to allow your opponent to dicate the game. Here you move your piece to an ineffective square and pin it. c3 kicks the piece, but honestly your 3rd move sets you up. Too passive.
I could analyze the rest of the game, but focus on one thing at a time. First, memorize the principles of the opening. If you want some more serious homework, study Paul Morphy's games of chess. you will see how Morphy frequenty takes advantage of his opponent's lack of development. Particularly this game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphy_versus_the_Duke_of_Brunswick_and_Count_Isouard
Then, simply get more games under your belt. With experience you will learn how not to drop pieces (or not as often... I still do) and see common tactical mistakes.
But please memorize those opening principles and ask yourself if you or your opponent are violating them. if so, how do you punish?
Thanks a lot for the advice erric fleet. I was originally trying to open with a stonewall attack type thing. But was totally overwhelmed by the early queen move. I really do need to learn how to punish oppenents who bring out there queen early but I always wind up caving under the preasure
Two pieces of advice: 1-Don't hang pieces 2-Take hanging pieces (e.g. move 2)
Remember to develop normally and don't go on a Queen hunt. Once pieces are in place, the attacks will take care of themselves. Study the principles of the opening, don't worry yet about "stonewall attacks" or IM Prfen will be by to smack your knuckles.
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