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I won the game and never lost an exchange, and I played what seemed to me to be a solid endgame.
But I'm a low-ranked player so I know I'm missing a lot and the game is probably very badly played by both sides even though to me it seems like a very well-played game. So what did I (and for that matter, since I won, my opponent) do wrong? The only major mistake I could think of that I made is delaying a mate for two turns (found it on the third try).
The time control was 30 minutes. Thanks for taking a look guys.
16.Nxe6 Kxe6 17. Bc4+
I don't really understand why you had to weaken your queenside, when his bishop can be immediately exchanged.
At 28, or +/- a few moves, you can win a minor peice with Bh6 or Be7.
Anyways, you won this game? What's wrong with it, then?
On move 8, the king was the only thing defending the queen! You could've won it by removing the defender with with 8.Bxf7+ Ke7 9.Bg5+ Nf6 10.exf6+, forcing the black king away from the queen.
On move 10 you could've grabbed f7.
Trading his bishop for your own light squared bishop may have been a mistake as it weakens your pawn structure, instead Nxe6 would have given you the bishop pair.
That's all of the mistakes I picked up. Overall it looks well played, Nice game!
Chess.com's advice is that you should post your losses in analysis and wins in showcase.
This makes sense for higher rated players. But my experience as a lower-rated player is that when you lose it's generally on blunders, which are easy to spot.
In wins, however, it's harder to analyze the game because it's unclear where you made any mistakes, so when it's analyzed it can be more educational. So since I'm low-ranked I'm posting mostly wins and occasionally draws for analysis. By asking what I did wrong what I mean is, where were there times that against a good player a move could be considered a mistake, an innacuracy, or even a flat-out blunder?
I did a small annotation. Too tired to keep going
Thank you for the brief analysis. For the record, when I looked it up my opening was apparently called the Van Geet, and black's response made it, according to Game Explorer, "Van Geet: Reversed Nimzowitsch".
To all previous sound advice, I will add 18 Rd7 threatens 19 Rf7mate
There are several ways out, but they seem to lead to other problems. And at least, you can beat op on his queenside pawns which are his only defined advantage at that point.
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