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This is a recent game where I played against one of this rare opening setups that involve cramping your own position without challenging the center:
Here's another one. I know that them losing their queen makes it less exciting, but the checkmate was sooooo sweet. Check it out!
Good game! But bishop captures queen was a big blunder, which your opponent should have seen.
here is an epic that i just won
Yeah, but the previous move, Qxg5!! was a very nice move though, and with playing a blitz game, a free queen is too hard too let go!
The juxtaposition of these thread titles may explain why more people don't do this:
The sentiment is a good one. For best results, though, I would suggest focusing as much as possible on "serious" games, played at a reasonable time control, and thoughtfully annotated -- your best efforts. That is what it's worth other people's time to discuss.
Unfortunately, we get far too much of the opposite -- bullet/blitz games, riddled with a dozen terrible errors. "Don't mind the blunders, it was bullet LOL" seems the common refrain in those... well, what DO you want us to comment on? Your opponent hung more pieces than you. Gratz?
WELL SAID !! Also if your opponent developes one piece then makes 9 pawn moves in the opening PLEASE do not post those games !
It wont post :(
Here are three of my annotated games with some explanations about them.
This is a King's Indian Defense game that I played as black. My opponent was aiming for center control, while I was waiting for him to make a mistake and counterattack. One pawn's gambit and a rook sacrifice were enough for me to win the game within 22 moves.
Here's a Modern Defense game I played with black some time ago. My opponent was good, but at the end he made some mistakes that cost him the game. Anyway, it was fun to play. This is how the game went:
Here's a game I played as black that can show the importance of and correlation between good pawn structure and strategical play. Philidor, the greatest chess player of his age, said: "The pawns are the soul of chess". Since pawns are much more stationary than pieces, their structure determines middlegame play to a big extent - the appropriate overall strategy as well as specific tactics. Therefore having a good pawn structure and exploiting your opponent's bad one can determine the outcome of the game.
Going over your played games and annotoating them is very useful. You learn a lot by doing so. This improves your pattern recognition and strategy skills. Furthermore, learning how to express in words what the board position is and what your game strategical and tactical ideas are will improve your position evaluation skills. I would recommend to everyone to review his game after it's played and look for every move's reasons and every position's features.
Maybe it's just me but I prefer this kind of annotations : few words , in capital letters, no endless babbling and only on the key moves.
Hey how do i post my game in this forum?
or you can see this one
you don't have to post a new thread for that, just post it here if you want to.
did you look in the links that given in post #54 and #55 ?
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