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In this game we both made some huge mistakes. I got little sleep last night and had to wake up earlier this morning and was really in no condition to play chess, plus I'm not a great player anyways since I started playing actively in March. I'm not sure why he didn't take advantage of the large mistakes I made, which I think are just as bad as the mistakes I made.
Even though I say that 10. ... Nd4 was a bad move (at the time), having that knight there actually helped out a lot later.
Well, after 4.Qc3 instead of taking the gift (4...Bb4 winning he Queen) Black decided to drop a rook (4...g6). No need to see further.
I'm starting to see those sort of pins in the tactics exercises I'm working on, but still fail to see them in real games. So, even though I could have taken the queen early, I still don't see why he insisted that taking the rook was bad.
Yeah, lots of blunders, but lots of fun too... fun's the name of the game for many of us.
Hmm, why'd the thread title change?
There was nothing wrong with taking the rook on move 5.
I bet a moderator changed the title, even though there is no gaurantee of what "F" means, assuming WT = What The. It's implied, so maybe that's bad enough, however, since saying arse is perfectly ok, I'd think fudge is.
The game was fun, I will admit to that.
White Throws Fight.
Well, simply use some circumspection when titling an entry and you won't have to concern yourself with such thing.
Maybe he was even more tired than you :)
I hope I don't sound like I'm just saying he's a bad player. There would have been millions of reasons why he didn't take advantage of my mistakes. Just like how I didn't see that 4. Qc3 was a huge one.
Maybe. Really I was just elaborating not criticizing. But as tired as I've been at times, I've always tried to follow the established guidelines I agree to when joining - because the rules make sense.
NN seemed a bit edgy about threats on his/her(?) queen, and instead of taking for instance the rook on 16., NN retreated the queen to a safe square. Perhaps NN was reticent to take the rook on move 5, because NN feared losing the queen. ????
Anyway, aside from 4. ...g6, you might want to consider that you castled exactly into the side white was attacking. Add to that, your pawn structure on that side weakened your ability to defend the king. NN had 2 pawns, a queen, a knight, (and eventually a bishop) positioned to pounce on your king (and rook & queen). That got you into a lot of trouble. eg., 15. Nf7 Kg8 16. Bh7# or 15. Nf7 Rxf7 16. Bxf7 (loses the rook). But, neither happened, and you got some good counterplay and endgame experience.
Next time, castle away from the attack. :)
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