We need more amateurs to post their annotated games.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #821


    Analysis and sharpen intuition: Intuition is often used as a substitute for calculation. If there is some move that’s winning, and you know it’s winning, that’s not intuition. Intuition is when you make leaps into the dark. But it’s very difficult to draw lines between intuition and strategic thinking. If you calculate a lot, even if you don’t get till the end, your guess is going to be better.

    Another tip from Anand, http://www.pluggd.in/entrepreneurship/startup-inspirations-from-viswanathan-anand-chess-champ-855/


    Some good tips here!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #822


    Obviously I am not playing Karpov or the like but it still helps to look at methods of finishing. "KNOW ALL MATING PATTERNS", they say!
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #823


    nice game onparole! I think that your opponent got greedy, and forget about his development. He could have played better moves, and after Bd6, it was hard trying to save the position. I think with Nc6 instead of 5...Bd6, he could play d6 next and keep a bind at e5 for a bit. With careful play I think black can hold on, and your opponent blundered. Congrats

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #824




    Chargrined is me... HELP: I lost again to this guy last night, ... as white again! D'oH!!

    I will post that too, btw!! I will try and first add a little more insight as this one here was very sparse but I wasn't sure what to write as I waffled on in the last few! All good I s'pose... I thought keep it simple as I probably only made some big errors here and there so there you go!


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #825



    He challenged me again,this time,Im playing White


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #826


    shoop2 wrote:
    theweaponking wrote:

    Learnateverygame, in your last posted game, 19. Nxe7 seems to get met by a rude shock with 19...f5!  Your Nd4 can't really move without losing an exchange and correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see an outright knockout for you with your e4 pawn clogging the e file.

    20.  Nexf5 seems good enough.

    well I think your move is good enough, but I think with Nxc6 bxc6 and white is ok, he wins a pawn and the position ready to be opened up. Nexf5 is ok too, threat the bishop and guards the knight on d4 as well.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #827


    A game I played last night, a 3 min game against a GM, first time playing though since I play NM samurai in bullet.

    I had good learning exp, as after the game he invited me to the analysis board, and tell me about his position and some following variations in the game. 

    Thanks GM :)


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #828


    I really want to know what GM that was! It excites me that the line I've found through practice and independent study (ie. just using my brain and anyalyzing positions) is the same one this GM used :D even so far as move 10 or further!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #829


    @lucifer99 : you'll know that easily. See the description I put in the post. I chose not to put the names out, I only put it out if they want to :)

    That is a line I usually play as black, but I rarely play b3 as white, to fianchetto my dark bishop, as I usually kept it in the c1-h6 diagonal, but sometimes I put it in the a1-h8 diagonal

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #830


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #831


    I wouldn't castle long with all these black pieces aiming on the queenside.Nice QUICK attak.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #832


    @raider : nice attack !

    I was just wondering what is the opponent thinking anyway.. This must be an online game with 1 or 2 day / move, why so fast think ?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #833


    I continue posting my games of the local tournament that I'm taking part these days.The first one is already posted in #811 of this thread.I''ll skip the second one since there's no much to talk about it.It was a win against an unrated young guy (I'm still unrated too).I pinned his queen early and things were easy for me after that.

    My third game was a painful loss,since I lost a big chance to score something against a stronger fide rated opponent due to a terrible blunder.Though I managed to create a strong attack and put him in serious time trouble,I finally blew it.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #834


    Shoopi and learnateverygame, I'm not saying that 19...f5 totally saves Black, but it has the potential to throw White off balance.  Now instead of being all cramped up with nothing to do, you've suddenly got to worry about Black's bishop and his rook which can swing to g8.  What matters isn't that your better.  What matters is how badly he wants to fight.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #835


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #836


    When uncertainty meets uncertainty.  I found his username amusing...I guess my brick just reached his window first.  Cool


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #837


    BrickAttackWins, lol: why couldn't I think of something like that! Cool of course theweaponking is better, but still!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #838


    theunderground702 wrote:

    I think people are misunderstanding the term "amateurs". Most of the people posting their games here are beginners who need basic instruction/lessions and shouldn't be playing LIve Chess because it isn't going to help them.




  • 4 years ago · Quote · #839


    ok, its been a while, so I posted another 3 min game.

    my opponent played bird opening, which is a special one for me, as I remembered in high school I played against my chemistry teacher, and he used 1.f4 and e4 as white. He is the best chess player in the school because he used to win city championships when he was still young in his town. Cool

    feedbacks are appreciated !
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #840


    another game I played, and my opponent have quite a scary name, as the name is my favourite chess player lol Wink

    freshly baked (ups, I mean played) today !

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