16640 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I have played him i think 4 times only winning once. this is probably the ideal guy for me to play, because he is better than me, but i have my chances. Problem is , i dont see enough good moves.
My general observation: You overestimate your attacking plans and underestimate your opponent's. Make sure your own king is safe before you start worrying about storming your opponent's king.
"Now I have a mate in one." -- Not even if it was your move.
You are absolutely correct. I posted somewhere about that same thing. I tend to get tunnel vision on my plans and ignore my opponents. I realize it was not mate in one, otherwise i would have played Qa1+ and lost the Queen, i was meaning that if i could get rid of that bishop he could be mated.
also, that 20. b3 move gets a ? from me. It unnecessarily weakes the dark squares around his King. You had a dark squared bishop pointing right through the h8-a1 diagonal with your Queen on that side too. Perhaps you could have done some dark square penetration on those squares with the bishop and Queen.
i thought the same thing. i just couldn't think of a way to capitalize, any ideas? Oh yeah and Irie mon.
20... i should have put more thought into my plan. its not like i am playing live here. i have 1 or 2 days to think of my best move. i am going to set up my board and see if i can figure the best plan of attack.
I knew what you meant.
17 ,... f5 ? : that pawn d6 is weak, on the long run it will get lost - white is better.
20. b3 ! and also a5 !
26...Kf8 and it looks like White is forced to play 27.Qd6+ Kf7 28.Qd4 and then Black can trade the queens (28...Qa2+ 29.Kc1 Qa1+) to get a probably drawn endgame if he wants, or keep trying something.
by ChessWarlord2004 a few minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Top 10
by WBFISHER a few minutes ago
Cheating in OTB Chess
by Nckchrls 2 minutes ago
8/1/2015 - GM Shirov - GM Volokitin, Russian Club Cup, 2009
by eaw0906 4 minutes ago
Is Ben Finegold as big a jerk as he seems in his videos?
by fischerman_bob 5 minutes ago
why is ruy lopez considered the strongest
by killercrab 7 minutes ago
What is the best QGD variation for the club player as black?
by killercrab 13 minutes ago
by Martin_Stahl 14 minutes ago
Funniest Chess Memes!
by ChessWarlord2004 14 minutes ago
by kleelof 14 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!