10819 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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.
"NEXT SHOW: Qatar Masters Open 2014! Hosts GM Danny King & GM Simon Williams - Weds 26 Nov, 4am PST, 12pm GMT, 5:30am Mumbai"
by killoctopus 3 minutes ago
Why is this a draw????
by Gblizz 9 minutes ago
Why does everyone use 2¼" boards ...
by Eyechess 10 minutes ago
Im trying to have fun playing chess!!!!! :)
by Mersaphe 13 minutes ago
Chess.. in olympics!
by richb8888 20 minutes ago
11/25/2014 - Mate in 3
by G0GETTA 24 minutes ago
by richb8888 24 minutes ago
Old Indian Defense Theory?
by TitanCG 26 minutes ago
How To Make The Veresov Work?
by Fiveofswords 27 minutes ago
Alternative to the Ruy
by Fiveofswords 30 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!