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I just played that game in a German Chessleague today. Our Team lost 2:6 and I lost too. After 12 years my first OTB game, first one as an adult.
And right away I had a super strong opponent from my standards. Fide Elo 2148, German DWZ 1929 - against me the beginner.
Here is the game:
It would be great to hear some thoughts, positionally I didn't stand to bad quite a while considering his strength.
I was white btw.
Good effort. I only skimmed through it but I can tell you this. I don't think 4. Bg5 is a huge error. I am more used to seeing ideas like 4. Bf4 followed by h3 at some point (generic london system set up). On your 6th move it would have been hard for me to resist playing nf3. You should think of most openings as an "arms race" where every move is precious. Can't afford to spend tempi moving the same piece around unless you get something really good in return. I agree with your assessment of your 14th move. Opposite side castling middlegame and I can't see a clear reason why black should be better so "Tora Tora Tora!". Good effort!
Chess is the one place where your real-world personality does not have to reflect in your board personality. Just because you are not a real world super hero does not mean you can't play like one at the board.
after 13.g4 I see a lot of complicated play where White is not worse.
just a sample variation, but I want to illustrate the importance of running your agenda instead of waiting to die.
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Beautiful! That would have been crazy and awesome if I would have thought of that, I still had more than one hour on the clock at this point. After the game he said he would have taken the pawn fxg4 so...
So more aggressive next time ;)
The opening was a small disaster for white, but Black's 11...f5? is a bad move, positionally speaking. He should opt for the simple and noncommittal 11...0-0, and after 12.0-0-0 take on d4 and start queenside play with ...a6 and ...b5.
13.g4? is a lemon- Black gets a clear advantage by simple means: 13...e4 (fg4 looks equally good) 14.fe4 fe4 15.Bxe4 Nf6 and so on. It's not nuclear physics, it's common sense: You haven't castled, your center is still loose, so the last thing you would wish is opening the game to Black's pair of bishops- simple as that.
14.g4 is a better try, but still nothing to boast about: 14...fg4 15.d5? (15.f4!?) Nf6 16.Ne4 gf3 17.gf3 cd5 18.Nxf6+ Rxf6 and white's attack has turned into a fiasco.
Either the move played or 14.Kb1 are much preferable.
14.Qb3 is a fairly good move... attack? How?
14...Kh8? is clearly bad- now 15.g4 is a strong move.
Since you have decided to attack via the h-file moves like 16.Qa4? are out of place- you SHOULD be conistent with your plan, no matter how right or wrong it would prove!
After the tactically wrong 18.Qc2? e4! you are in serious trouble.
I don't like 23...Qa5 (24.c5! gives some chances, 23...Rae8 was surely a better move).
27.Ng5 drops a piece, but the position is hopeless in any case.
Thank you very much for the insight.
I lost a Tempo in the Opening already, so that was not very good. But it was a strong opponent so I am not really sad about the loss.
I was in love with the open h file for my rooks, but it was very hard to stick to that plan.
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