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Which was/were the bad move(s) which turned the tables for me. I mean i did get to centralize efficiently. Was it with the exchanges that i went wrong?
I resigned as black.
Yes, you miscalculated a series of exchanges. The move was 19.Bxg5, taking the pawn that was suffiently defended. You had to have noticed that your queen would have been pinned in the resulting position.
However, what really decided the match was how you just dropped your e and f pawns. You seemed to be rather proud that you were able to gain center space, but you lost control of the center when those pawns were lost. In the end, you were down two pawns worth of material for no real compensation.
Try not to leave pawns and pieces hanging.
In that case should i rather ignore the threat/retreat or take advantage of doubled pawn structure? Dropping e and f pawn was because i kept in mind that the open files might come in handy when castled (or was there alternative?)
Btw thank u very much for your advice. These advices help me to improve my games. Ty again.
18... g5 - looks like you thought it was an even exchange, but the enemy Q had yours pinned and you ended up losing a B as you couldn't retake. Consider going for a castle earlier, just to get your K out of the center.
I'm not really sure what this threat/retreat that you are referring to. Yes, sacrificing a pawn or two to rip open the center can definitely be a good idea when you want to start an attack. However, you should generally avoid doing so if your king is still in the center and/or you're behind in development. Since your king was still in the center when things opened up, you ended up having to defend your king while initiating the attack.
Instead, you should have tried to maintain your pawns in the center by defending them, at least until you moved your king off of the center. Specifically, you should not have moved your f pawn up the board on your 8th move since that move left your e pawn undefended, free to be taken by the opponent's knight. Also, moves like 12.f4 was premature because, again, your king was still in the center.
EDIT: I now realize that the threat/retreat you were referring to was white's move, 19.fxg5. Yes, you should have retreated the bishop to the g7 square, since taking the white pawn resulted in loss of material. However, I'd like to point out that your previous move, 18.g5 was a mistake. What you should have done was 18.g6, moving the g pawn up just one square. This would allow your bishop space to retreat if white decided to push his g pawn up and attack your bishop. The move played in the actual game, 18.g5, gives your bishop a retreat square, but places your g pawn in unnecessary danger.
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