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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    theopenfile

    Here is a game i just played. Would you please analyze it as it would help me improve.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    trysts

    Nice comback, theopenfile, but you two are right in the middle of the game! Why would you draw?!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    theopenfile

    trysts wrote:

    Nice comback, theopenfile, but you two are right in the middle of the game! Why would you draw?!

     It just felt right to ask for a draw! Im not that great at endgames ( just ordered a few books on it to learn) and i just didnt know how to proceed in the game.  So any advice on how to proceed in a situation like that would be appreciated.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    travis1010

    Seems like black will be able to win that D pawn.  I wouldn't take a draw there.   Quickly looking, maybe 31... R8d7 then black can play Rxd4 winning the pawn.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    travis1010

    theopenfile wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    Nice comback, theopenfile, but you two are right in the middle of the game! Why would you draw?!

     It just felt right to ask for a draw! Im not that great at endgames ( just ordered a few books on it to learn) and i just didnt know how to proceed in the game.  So any advice on how to proceed in a situation like that would be appreciated.

    You'll get better at endgames by playing through them!  A good endgame book to start is Winning Chess Endings by Sierwan.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    trysts

    I have no advice, I just think it looks like half of a gameEmbarassed

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    SharmaPawan

    you can win

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    b_complex

    hey,

    agreed, you should keep on playing such positions with both colors. Wink

    To your questions: 1) The opening is called the Bird's Defence of the Ruy Lopez. Your reaction 4.Nxd4 clearly is the main move. 2) At least the first 13 moves you played pretty perfectly. Maybe then 14.Bc3 is a better square for the bishop because you won't be able to hold your pin for a long time. But after pretty much every move you've got a slight advantage in this kinda position. Bishop pair and more central control. 3) I don't like your 18 Bxd6 idea. You do not win material, you do not weaken the enemy's king position or pawn structure, you give up your bishop pair and you weaken you pawn structure (now the pawn on d3 is very weak). Instead I would have played d4 at some stage occupying the whole center, e.g. followed by something like Bc2,Qd2,f3,Qa5,Rad1,e5,... of course depending on Black's moves. 4) I think blocking the bishop with 27. g4 is a good move!

    After the suggested 30. ... R8d7 threatening 31. ... Rxd4 you shouldn't be worse after e.g. 31.Qe3 with the idea of Rf4 or f4/f5.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    theopenfile

    b_complex wrote:

    hey,

    agreed, you should keep on playing such positions with both colors.

    To your questions: 1) The opening is called the Bird's Defence of the Ruy Lopez. Your reaction 4.Nxd4 clearly is the main move. 2) At least the first 13 moves you played pretty perfectly. Maybe then 14.Bc3 is a better square for the bishop because you won't be able to hold your pin for a long time. But after pretty much every move you've got a slight advantage in this kinda position. Bishop pair and more central control. 3) I don't like your 18 Bxd6 idea. You do not win material, you do not weaken the enemy's king position or pawn structure, you give up your bishop pair and you weaken you pawn structure (now the pawn on d3 is very weak). Instead I would have played d4 at some stage occupying the whole center, e.g. followed by something like Bc2,Qd2,f3,Qa5,Rad1,e5,... of course depending on Black's moves. 4) I think blocking the bishop with 27. g4 is a good move!

    After the suggested 30. ... R8d7 threatening 31. ... Rxd4 you shouldn't be worse after e.g. 31.Qe3 with the idea of Rf4 or f4/f5.

    Thanks for the advice!Laughing


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