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In this game here I lost a couple pawns in the opening and in the end I was able to achieve a clear draw. Could you take a look at especially my opening and point out things I shouldn't have done, or should have done differently. I know my opening is my weak point in chess, and I want to change that. Advice is appreciated!
i am no chess expert but move four you Nc3 would have been better. the other pawns you lost looked like they were midgame tactical mistakes.
Sorry to say that but that was just awful.
My advice: analyse your game without computer help and look for missed opportunities. Don't spare the final position from your analysis. Re-post your analysed game and I shall comment on it when I find time.
Seems like your endgame needs work as well. The last position is an easy win for black.
Well, I must agree. I guess there is no use commenting on subtle points (no offence meant - I were like you when I was a beginner).
So let's start by the basics : did you notice that Black's 16...Bxd5 ?? gives you a piece ? You played passively after that, gave pawns for free, and had to give it back against pawns in a lost position.
Any game that is less than 30 minutes time control is not worth analyzing.
Almost all games that less than 30 min. are used by strong players for 3 reasons:
1. To keep their tactical sight under time pressure sharp.
2. To practice and reinforce their recall of their opening repertoire under time pressure conditions.
3. To practice handling the clock and the position under time pressure.
Your 1- makes it worth analysing sometimes. I would be tempted to say that the shorter the time control, the more chances you have to see something you missed in the game.
The limit to this is that under severe time pressure, you make blunders almost in full knowledge, because you cannot afford to think. I would say my limit is that games under 5 min are not worth analysis, and under 15 min you need to have taken your time in the game on the part you want to analyse to make it useful.
Very good point for strong players with a comprehensive tactical and mating net visualization pattern memory bank. But in the case of inexperiencedexpert this game in combination with the short time control only accentuated the incomplete, and (tenuous hold on his) memory bank. Not to mention his lack, and his opponent's of endgame technique memory bank, as Daeru pointed out.
It would be a really good idea for you to begin practicing the basic checkmate endgames until you can do them in your sleep. It will take about 3 months. But, I guarantee you that after that 3 months mating nets will jump up off the board and smack on the forehead in a flash in any current game you are playing and any position you are analyzing. I know because it hapens to me all the time.
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