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Loss against a FM


  • 6 months ago · Quote · #1

    s0030135

    Below is my first long game and I lost horribly against a FM. I hope that some stronger players would be willing to give me valuable advices so that I will be able to improve.

    (My strength is about 1800)



  • 6 months ago · Quote · #2

    s0030135

    In fact, I hope for some concrete suggestions and annotations on the moves I played.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #4

    s0030135

    Rumo75 wrote:

    Just a few thoughts, as I am at work and ... supposed to actually work:

    - Losing the B-pair in the opening due to a tactic gave white a stable +=. I'm not sure what theory recomments but my guess is that 7...Bg4 isn't very good.

    - 14...f6 weakened your light squares, and in the end that weakening proved fatal. Your opponent forced h6, opened the file and executed your king. Here is where I would look hard for an improvement. Maybe even a crazy move like 14...b5, to secure square c4 for your knight and possibly prepare later Q-side counterplay.

    Thanks for your comments, which are obviously much better and more useful than those given by a player who tries to insult others without making any contribution.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #5

    s0030135

    Sagitittyus wrote:
    s0030135 wrote:
    Rumo75 wrote:

    Just a few thoughts, as I am at work and ... supposed to actually work:

    - Losing the B-pair in the opening due to a tactic gave white a stable +=. I'm not sure what theory recomments but my guess is that 7...Bg4 isn't very good.

    - 14...f6 weakened your light squares, and in the end that weakening proved fatal. Your opponent forced h6, opened the file and executed your king. Here is where I would look hard for an improvement. Maybe even a crazy move like 14...b5, to secure square c4 for your knight and possibly prepare later Q-side counterplay.

    Thanks for your comments, which are obviously much better and more useful than those given by a player who tries to insult others without making any contribution.

    Dude why so serious ? im fide 2169 i know a player with 1800 fide would never i mean never every play moves that you played in game it is weak but you should improve 

    'Every move is weak' What a nice joke it is. I have 2 wins, 3 draws and no losses against players rated between 1700 and 1900, which I think is not something that a 1400 player would achieve. Of course I understand that I didn't play this game well, otherwise I would not have to face such pressure after about 28 moves, but I am not interested in replying to such insults. I will not reply to any of your future comments, unless you are actually giving useful and reasonable advices with evidence. I don't know if you enjoy insulting others, but you will never upset me with such methods.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #7

    s0030135

    Rumo75 wrote:

    Ignore the troll. It's hard to play against strong opponents, and the white player in this game certainly is one, with Elo 2313 most probably underrated, as it's from a U16 event. They are good at making you look weak. I've had my own share of thrashings from guys like Tiviakov or Georgiev, which hardly looked any better than your game.

    Thank you. And I am really glad and grateful that some strong players like you are willing to give advices and suggestions to weaker players.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #8

    Rise_Of_Nations

    Rumo75 wrote:

    Just a few thoughts, as I am at work and ... supposed to actually work:

    - Losing the B-pair in the opening due to a tactic gave white a stable +=. I'm not sure what theory recomments but my guess is that 7...Bg4 isn't very good.

    - 14...f6 weakened your light squares, and in the end that weakening proved fatal. Your opponent forced h6, opened the file and executed your king. Here is where I would look hard for an improvement. Maybe even a crazy move like 14...b5, to secure square c4 for your knight and possibly prepare later Q-side counterplay.

    Hard to actually add anything more. However I think that Qc8 was a pretty bad move. Other than that I thought you should have started some play on the QS yourself than defend passively. 

    A pretty fair game as you made only a few mistakes.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #9

    MadmanGoneMad

    I agree with everything Sagitittyus has said.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #11

    MVlc

    well not that i have worked deeply in russian defence but my theory suggests 7. ... 0-0.

    i have never played it so i'm not so sure about it.

    Then the follow up i have for black is: 8. Qd2 Nd7! 9.0-0-0 Re8 10. h4! c6 11. h5 h6

    that is the only help i can give you 

    hope i helped :)

    Nice game too he looks like a talent since he is only 14. good work

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #12

    TheGreatOogieBoogie

    You did great!  You still have plenty of potential since you qualified for the U16.  I have fed 1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nf6 3.Nxe5,d6 4.Nf3 to an opening survey:

    "White wins: 10390 (=38%), Draws: 11021 (=40%), Black wins: 5892 (=22%)
    The drawing quote is higher than average. (14% quick draws, < 20 Moves)"

    Compared to 1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.Bb5:

    "White wins: 92250 (=41%), Draws: 71751 (=32%), Black wins: 60356 (=27%)
    The drawing quote is lower than average. (7% quick draws, < 20 Moves)"

    So black has a 5% higher win rate from here whereas white's win rate is only 3% higher than in the Petroff.  The caveat is the need for lots of theory.  There are some basic plans, ideas, and traps you should be aware of, not just here but in the Scotch, Italian, and King's Gambit too. 

    These are typically more imbalanced than the Petroff, which is notorious for having similar pawn structures and piece distributions. 

    22...Bc5 with the idea of 23...Nd6 looks viable, as the knight threatens the lightsquared bishop and watches over f5.  That is white's star attacking minor piece as it watches over the vulnerable h7 point and works with the pawn steamroller. 24.h6! doesn't look comfortable at first sight, but you have the defense 24...fxg5! 25.hxg7,Qxh5 26.Qh5,Re6 27.fxg5,Ne4 and you're frusterating his attack.  24...f5 looks solid and worth calculating: 25.hxg7,Qxg7 and the pawns get in the bishops' (notice where the apostrophe is, his own pawns and your f-pawn obstruct them both) way.  Just watch out for a major piece on the g-file preparing a g6 push.  26.Qg3?!,Ne4! doesn't immediately work for him as the knight threatens the queen, blunts the bishop, and covers g6. 

    22...Bc5 23.g5,Nd6 24.h6,Ne4 is also an obvious candidate since knights are great for obtructing bishops.  However, it isn't best if you investigate further: 25.gxf6,gxf6 26.Bxe4,dxe4 27.Qg3+,Kh8! and white forced some big concessions out of black.  You'd still be in the game, but 24...f5! is equal whereas 24...Ne4 leads to a clear advantage for white.


    He missed 23.g5!,fxg5 24.fxg5,Ne5 with a clear advantage and uncomfortable defensive task ahead for black, and 23.Qh3 was acceptable but seems like what Heisman calls overpreparing. 



  • 6 months ago · Quote · #13

    Irontiger

    Sagitittyus wrote:
    JMB2010 wrote:

    @OP

    Just ignore Sagittyus, apparently he has to drag others down to feel better about himself. When you are playing really strong players (like Jeffery), they can many times make you look like an absolute beginner. Still, you put up a good fight and avoided some tricky tactics of his. It's absolutely ridiculous to say you are 1300-1400, and I don't think your estimate of 1800 is far off.

    jealous 

    Jealous of what ? Of having a title and giving relevant comments (for free) while you do not ?

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #14

    Irontiger

    Sagitittyus wrote:
    Irontiger wrote:

    Jealous of what ? Of having a title and giving relevant comments (for free) while you do not ?

    I gave him a free tip " You played weak you should improve" That was better than all of those jobless comments.

    You mean, the comments that actually told him stuff about the game ?

     

    Let me give you a secret : never die. Here you go, immortality for free.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #15

    Timothy_P

    +1 Irontiger


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