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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.
thanks glex, and you're right, i'm really not good at the short term calculation stuff. not really sure how i can improve this?
Lasker had some simple advice: "When you see a good move,... look for a better one!"
If you've got troubles it usually comes down to impulssivity, or lack of self control! It might be nerves or ego etc... Whatever, Laskers advice really helps!
I find that being perfect is more about feeling perfect .... I was just reading some of Anands tips from a link from his wiki page and he says what can serve as distraction is trying to work out the game to it's infinte extent: go easy onyourself and simply check for a better move each time!
My mate told me about the rule of nines... 9/10 times you won't have hit the perfect note. It's an exaggeration but it is basically saying what Lasker is saying and waht Kasparov said in his book HOW LIFE IMMITATES CHESS:"Unfortunately there are more ways to do a thing wrong that to do it right."
Assimilate that idea, ... have a coke, have a smile and box on!
Another tip from Anand, http://www.pluggd.in/entrepreneurship/startup-inspirations-from-viswanathan-anand-chess-champ-855/
Some good tips here!!
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
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!
He challenged me again,this time,Im playing White
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.
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 :)
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!
@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
I wouldn't castle long with all these black pieces aiming on the queenside.Nice QUICK attak.
@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 ?
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.
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.
When uncertainty meets uncertainty. I found his username amusing...I guess my brick just reached his window first.
BrickAttackWins, lol: why couldn't I think of something like that! of course theweaponking is better, but still!!
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.
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