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6. Be3? If you wanted to play this move, you should have done it before the black queen was on b6.
This is the main variation:
Man French is played against me more than 8 times I win 6 of it one draw the last I lost cause of time :)
I am sure you play with experts of French defense and you win because you know how to exploit the slight weaknesses of the opening .For the rest of us it is a good opening.
As for trebejomaster's game ,
6...Bd7? ,after 6...Qxb2! black is winning
7...Qxb2 , correct , black has a winning position.
10...Bxc5??, after 10...Qxd3 black is winning easily.
You didn't win against French defense , you won against xxxxxx and his awfull xxxxxx moves.
31. Rxe7 is a definitive win, as was 18. Rfc1 (as mentioned). Yes, I agree with the above posters that your opening was miserable. However, your middlegame was nice, and you pulled off a win. Congrats!
Now to improve:
Don't always play knee-jerk response moves. Although those seem "fail-safe", you miss quite a few winning moves with it, such as the one I mentioned before. Another example: 11. Rc1 kicks the queen away, and wins you a bishop. Instead of the immediate recapture, THINK! Can you...
A) Make a bigger threat. (Checking the king is the largest threat. This may seem obvious, but it's sometimes missed.)
B) Pull off a winning tactic, i.e. recapturing in a winning way. For instance, you might capture a piece whose defender is pinned. Walah! You won the piece.
C) IGNORE the threat completely, and do something more sinister. This may seem similar to A, but the difference is that your malice might not be immediately apparent. Ignore that hanging pawn of yours, and develop your pieces in a devestating fashion (I don't mean a particular pawn in your game, just using a random unrelated hanging pawn as an example of something relatively insignificant). A mate threat might not be immediately apparent, but with all of your pieces within the enemy king's vicinity, one's bound to show it's face soon.
D) Do something that follows your own plan, as opposed to reacting to that of your opponent's, or simply grubbing material. (Material often comes at the cost of time, i.e. tempo), and/or perhaps, position. Oh, and by the way, have a plan. Always.
Hope these tips help!
Man I didnot mean any thing ^^ but You speak about it as if it is the best one .. I play it ! But only defending Italian and king's gambit..(The xxx man is rated 2265) I think he is novice then :) hh
Are you serious, your opponent could have taken your bishop on move 9!!! You'd be about a rook down with nothing in return.
You played "great" in the opening and Black was winning as early as move six (or seven, in the game), on moves 9 and 10 you left a whole bishop on d3 en prise, which was politely declined, but other than that, you played well- very well.
The only problem is that what you (and your opponent) actually played, is not chess.
You won the middle game due to your opponent's tactical blunders. Out of the opening, you were lost.
Define chess. :)
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