10444 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!
I lost this game a few days ago.
This is how I'd summarise the game.
I don't think that I made too many massive blunders, I think that I just made too many weak moves. Any help finding better moves or alternative analysis would be great.
Thanks in advance.
9.a4 is OK but 10.axb5 is not, since it opens your opponent's Bishop. I think you shouldn't play anything on the Queen's side except c3 and Bc2. Sooner or later Black has to castle, so moving your Bishop to c2 is a standard idea.
Yeah, I think missing out 9.a4 altogether and going for your c3 and Bc2 is a vast improvement. Also, like you say - sticks to a standard idea.
Welcome to chess.com :)
Looks like you had 28 Rfxf4.
Good catch. After that the game is all white.
I've looked over this game several times and not once got even a little bit close to seeing that. I may of had a chance :)
I'm not sure about this, but I actually like 5.Bb5+ and after c6 6.Bd3 or Be2 the Bishop has been developed with maximum inconvenience to Black (c6 blocks his Bishop on b7). I know a similar maneuver can sometimes happen in the Torre Attack.
Ah, interesting. Rather than Bb5+ being the weak move, perhaps it was the Ba4 retreat that was an error. I think that I'm that used to retreating in such a manner from playing the Spanish, that I was blind to the idea of hitting him with a quick check to create a positional weakness and then retreat controlling the a5-d1 diagonal.
Thanks for taking a look.
Thanks very much, Paulgotlieb.
10.Bxd5 does look good, seems to rid me of the cramped position.
Nice petite combination starting with move 20...Bxh2+. I was caught out by a clever check move just the other day. It's really something that I need to consciously make myself more aware of.
22.Be3 does seem more natural, but I think by this point my boat had pretty much sunk. I was waiting for my opponent to make weak moves and not even able to put any pressure on them to encourage such moves.
It is interesting how you also felt that the opening I ended up with was still playable. I was sure at the time that I was in a real mess. You've also shown good moves to prove that it was playable.
Really appreciate it!
9/10/2014 - GM Tiger Persson - GM Oleg Romanishin, Corus C, 20
by mauve_penguin a few minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by winerkleiner a few minutes ago
Every tactic attempt was foiled. Comments?
by JackOfAllHobbies 3 minutes ago
Chess just make you selfish and reduce your empathy?
by CreationismRox 4 minutes ago
andriod app update pushed out yesterday
by PLAVIN79 4 minutes ago
Benjamin Hamp highest rated 5 year old by USCF.
by mauve_penguin 4 minutes ago
Which one chess book has improved your playing strength the most?
by chessmicky 6 minutes ago
Invent the new worst/most useless chess piece ever!
by mauve_penguin 6 minutes ago
Jaques Style Ebony Pieces
by strngdrvnthng 12 minutes ago
LOST GAME BECAUSE I GOT KICKED; BE AWARE OF MAHERNAFFA THE WHISTLEBLOWER
by rayngrant 21 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!