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Doubled pawns are not worth it just to gain a queen:
You blame that on the "double pawn weakness"?!
I think the check/double attack is probably the culprit, but I'm just an amateur.
sacrificing always gives an advantage ?
what if the person miscalculated the sacrifice ?
when i said "sacrifice", it was tongue-in-cheek.
surely this is the only website where you have to explain comments like that ?
lol now that i think about it your post is funny
Since you are premium member, is it not that after a game you are given the privilege of asking the Chess.Com computer to analyze your game?
That way it will show you some Tactical Situations you missed.
I don't know if this will help, but really great endgame players like Rubinstein and Capablanca were never above pocketing a free Queen early in the game. They found that it reduced the technical problems in the endgame
True but it would still take Capablanca 50 moves to win.
Sigh, life is futile. Thanks to everyone that replied with an answer to my question. Thank you for the links LisaV.
The position below is after24....Kxd8. White continued with 25.Rd5. However it is:
WHITE TO PLAY. MATE IN 3 MOVES
Diagram below is the position after 25....Nb8. White played 26.Bxg7. However it is:
MATE IN 4 MOVES
You need to learn more tactics as well as learn mating skill.
Wow, thanks yeres30. That's cool.
18.Qe5+ with a quick mate
I can't look at this! The horror!If you having trouble with checkmate and stalemate:
"If they are in check, it will not be stalemate."
So put them in check repeatedly? Maybe that'll eventually work for you!
That sounds like a terrible idea Cliff.
Nietzsche, I'm not a very advanced player myself and other people have done a great job analysing your game. I just want to tell you forget about the sarcasm and insults. The first game I ever posted on the forums was when I was ranked in the 600s (now 1150s). I think two people out of ten or so actually tried to help me instead of giving a sarcastic or insulting response. So don't sweat it, you're getting a lot of good advice here.
Thanks Bellomy. I have a sense of humor, so I enjoy the sarcasm. I did get some great advice! Congrats on the improvements you've made! I'm probably about 600, but I have absolutely no clue. I can easily beat the computer on beginner, but lose everytime to easy, lol. However, I do see an improvement already thanks to the suggestions on this thread.
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