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I'd like you all to take a look at this game I recently played and suggest ways I can improve. For instance if my opening is flawed let me know what I need to work on.
Please Please leave constructive comments, also if anyone is familiar with this variation please let me know the plans for white!
I think 8.a3? is too slow. I'd play 0-0,Re1 and go for an attack on e6 since he has a long way to castle yet. The game could last even shorter.
yeah good point! I'm thinking 8.Qb3 is also pretty strong
I think 8. Q-R4check leads to a white crush in all lines
yea It's interesting why black resigned. I mean I can see a few continuetions that would give 2 pawn advantage. He could have brought his king into play and not lose at all.
As far as the opening goes, it's my very first time playing this variation QGD. Not sure if it's inaccurate by black to play 7....e6 but it seemed to really delay his development.
My issue with this game is I had a huge development advantage, I just couldn't find a way to get any significant advantage out of it.
Hello if you are intersted here is a group with the goal of improving at chess!
thanks! I'll look into it :D
Comment on the annotations : !? indicates an audacious/sharp move, taking some risks compared to 'normal' play. It does not indicate the move is bad (on the opposite of the way you seem to use it) ; ?! says 'this move should be bad, even if I can't prove it is'. ? means 'bad move'.
I would play 5.e3 instead of d5, but it doesn't seem so bad.
6.exf3 is correct ; the bishop eyes c4. (6...Nb8 is not '!?', it's '?' : almost every other square is better).
As other people mentioned, 8.a3 is pointless. Instead, 8.Qe2 ! (the strongest) wins at least the e pawn after the mistake ...e6 ?
10...O-O is not !? either but ? losing a pawn in terrible conditions.
21.Bxb6 seems to go in a rook endgame with a strong advantage to win ; however, it might be objectively a draw (I suspect it isn't, and anyway Black has a hard time defending).
I can't see why Black resigned precisely when he started to have some counterplay (after White's inaccurate move 28.b4 ?!) by 28...Ra8 (attacking the a pawn) and if White is not careful Black could draw this. Simpler ways such as 28.Kg2 bringing the king before acting wouldn't have given Black a single hope.
... Not sure if it's inaccurate by black to play 7....e6 but it seemed to really delay his development.
Some good analysis already made here, but on that specific point, Black's 7...e6 looks a very poor move indeed.
would 7...c6 be a better contineution?
It looks better than e6, but doesn't really contribute much; Black needs to develop some pieces.
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