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well done TeePeeDee
you played not like a 1200 at all
most of your moves in the game are good
I think instead of Qd7 your opponent could play Nd4, but after Qd3 with c3 coming, your position is alright.
..you played not like a 1200 at all..
...I think instead of Qd7 your opponent could play Nd4, but after Qd3 with c3 coming, your position is alright....
Thanks, I guess it is too early to figure out what my actual rating should be (beyond this unrated game the only other 2 games I have played on here both ended in my favour because of time outs). This is my first non computer/smart phone (sadly my smart phone proves to be smarter than me even on what are supposed to be fairly simple levels) game in a long time.
His knight on d4 would have definitely given me more problems... I was glad when I was able to push the c pawn to protect it.
I just started a chess channel on you tube and would love to share some of my live chess games and get some feedback.
heres my first video
Would love to build a community where we can share each others videos and comment on them....
This is a very good idea. Making a video can save much time on typing, and it's possible to say what you think while showing it on the board.
I have watched your video. It was an interesting game. I think your opponent misplayd the opening, you developed quickly and had good center control, after that your game was almost won, especially after you won a pawn and got ahead in material too.
Maybe 15.hxg3 could have been better instead of 15.fxg3, so that you could have increased your influence in the center.
15...Re2 is a mistake by Black. On your 16th move, you could have played 16.Bc4, winning a tempo on the rook, forcing it to retreat along the e file (16...Rc2? 17.Bd3 winning the rook or winning Black's knight for the c3 pawn).
After that you had a good advantage and respectively won. Simplifying couldn't have helped Black, he also had no threats. 24...g5?? is the move he lost with, because that move let you win the f6 pawn. Black shoulsn't have advanced on the kingside, he should have tried to lock it, and to activate his king to try to help his pieces defend against your queenside pawn majority. Then it was a matter of time for you to win
thx Glex for the feedback
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.
how bout th edouble exclam move ,does it deserve those
Yes, most definately!!
I could learn a lot from this thread.....
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.
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