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My latest annotated game.
I have elected to analyze your game:
1. On your 6th move, you say that your move is a little passive, but in reality, what else is there to recommend? You are supporting the center with your move and allowing your f1-bishop to develop. Let's admit: It does look slightly awkward, but at this stage, there is nothing black can do about it.
2. On your 10th move, I agree. Exchanging the bishop for the knight would have been better.
3. On your 12th move, it is clear that you don't have a plan. In positions like this one, you should have a plan because that would mean you know what you are doing. When you pick a plan, make sure to analyze it instead of blindly going with it because your opponent also has a plan and you have to know how to counter your opponents' plans. There are two different moves that I would suggest in this position: Kb1 and h4. Here is a diagram to help explain:
4. On your 17th move, I would have preferred 17. Kb1 because black's pawns are quite close and making the move now seems better.
5. On your opponent's 17th move, I think 17... b4 is stronger. It allows the queen to go to a4 next turn and still lets the attack go on full steam. The pawns are coming down like raindrops and white is having trouble surviving.
6. Your opponent missed the only chance to keep himself alive. On move 18, a more accurate move would have been 18... b4. Black needs to continue his attack at full steam and hope that the attack will eventually smash through:
7. All moves you list on move 20 including the move played are all candidates
8. On move 23, I don't understand why you are criticizing your move. Your move is fine, but a safer move would have been 23. b3 and that shuts down a lot of black's attack.
9. On move 24, you are panicking and thinking that eventually you will be forced to succumb if you sit tight, but you need to wait until black does something, because advancing a pawn in front of your king is only aiding black. Better is 24. hxg6 f5 25. Qd1 which is threatening to exchange queens by playing c3. If black advances their pawn, there are no worries.
10. Your opponent, yet again missed a chance, which was 26... b2. This would have saved him because now the threats are too hard to cope with.
11. On move 28, your opponent made your advantage explode after playing fxg6. Your opponent should have kept the position closed as much as possible. Your opponent should have played 28... f5, but your advantage would still be overwhelming.
12. For move 30, you put your side variation. After what you put, your opponent would be forced to simplify the position even more. 32... Rxh5 33. Rxe7 Rxh1+ and you would continue making your advantage climb.
You make several assumptions in the deadly combination of black which are imho incorrect. You could have answered differently.
This sacrafical game style is new to me as this the first game I've played it.
In this game I neglect a couple threats on my king side to develop a stong attack on Black's King Side Defenses.
Usually I'm on the other side defending the attacks and coping with being down in development. Black takes a material advantatge which is a more difficult advantage for me to overcome.
Check out this link for some analysis.
Some classical Mating Patterns seem too unreal but do arise in play as I used the Légal's Mate to pick up a 7 move chechmate. I dare anyone who sees this post to try this on it's next unsuspecting victim.
Hey SeanLukePicard, I'm trying to see how 4... a6? allows you to skip h3. I can't see it though. Do you mind explaining it to me?
4...a6 is a very questionable move. God knows what he was playing at.
4... a6 was intended to prevent my bishop pinning his Knight after it comes out but not bringing the knight out means 5... dxe5 is the best response after 5. Nxe5 that stops Legal's Mate after which I take his bishop with my Queen which could be gaurded by a Knight had his 4th move developed the Queen's Knight instead of preparing to develop it.
Hope this is helpful.
I see now. Had he a knight on f6 things would be very different.
I took my analysis set out and had a look at the position. What a neat little trap this is. Thanks a lot for taking the time out to reply, your analysis is very useful to me.
No problem, I'm wondering if you meant Knight on c6 but you seem to understand the trap. A Knight to f6 is the other possiblility you may encounter on Black's 4th move instead of Bishop to g4 which negates the trap. My opponent's early Bishop deployment was somewhat questionable more so than if it happend on Black's 4th turn.
My observations show the trap is effective in the 800-1300 range. To higher rated the trap is obvious or they know of it, lower rated like a safer position so they default to a reliable strategy they know well. But there are exceptions in both cases so prove me wrong if your up to the task.
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