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the time control was 10 minute, please give me idea as how to use time, i am worst with it
When you post a game we can't see if you spent 10 seconds on a move or two minutes, so I'm not sure how anyone can help with "how to use time" from just seeing the game. Perhaps better players than me? Perhaps if you let us know where, if anywhere, you spent a "long" time thinking about a move? I don't see where you made a lot of pointless moves if that is what you're asking.
From a quick look at the game, it seems your best chance was your pawns on c5 and d5 starting around move 34?
thanks sir, actually my problem is that most of the time i take much time to decide which candidate move should i play, i need advice on how to focus
thanks sir, actually my problem is that most of the time i take [too] much time to decide which candidate move should i play, i need advice on how to focus
I'm sorry if my response sounded impolite - I did not mean it that way. I thought you were more asking about the game you posted in particular. (I like analyzing games - so let me know if you don't mind me looking at your passed pawns)
For what it's worth (I see you are rated much higher than me), my general strategy is to make quick moves in the opening just getting my pieces developed (I've read GMs play Blitz to pratice openings - but even at your level a minor imbalance may not matter so much), then at what "feels" like a critical point in the mid-game, take a "long" time (40 to 60 seconds) to consider the move. Do that again in the end-game if need be. I've lost very few games on time (but plently by checkmate!)
Once you get the tactical advantage, then press it for the win. I think that is the essense of Blitz.
Hoping better rated players respond - maybe we will both learn something - Cheers!
Thanks for the tips and yeah hope for some really useful responses.. Cheers!!
Not Blitz advice, but for the game you posted, try 36. Nd4 Rxc5, 37. Rb8+ and I think it is diffucult for Black to get anything better that trading his rook for your Knight - leaving you with R+B v B+B. Your would still need to deal with black's passed pawn - some of the lines work out better than that.
i am playing black sir, you got a misconception
LOL! My mistake. (and yes I'm an old guy, but "Mark" is fine - no need for "sir"). Now you've given me a challange - can I find a better line for Black? But even so, you might find the idea instructive. Have you already reviewed this game?
please go ahead and yes i just reviewed roughly, i found somewhere i was lucky enough as the pawns were transforming in monster
Okay, my thinking for black: thoughout the game your dark-squared Bishop was sort of stuck in the corner - if you could have made her more active earlier that might have helped, but I don't see how you might have done that. Perhaps a better player will comment
I think you just ran out of time.
49...Re7 forcing the exchange of rooks I think leads to a draw or a stalemate. 49... Rc1+ and it looks like you can get behind the white pawns and take one or two of them. Then your King up to protect the pawn on f4 to free your bishop into action. That looks more like a possible win.
Yes possibly a win for me if i get few extra minute, like i said i consumed good time in unusual thoughts which i need to work out with or i am going to face problem in future.
You might want to start a new thread something like "Advise on Blitz games" or "Blitz Game Strategy - What's Best?" or something like that. It might attract more posts - or maybe it was just the time of day you didn't get so many posts. Anyway, thanks for giving me an interesting game to review. I enjoyed it. - Good Luck!
Thanks mark, stay connected.
for a thum rule,play6moves/min
i have quit playing blitz online, trying for standard, well 60% blitz game lost on time with winning position, this game was against bharat admin muba
Hello Tinku same time pressure made me to do mistake!
if i had more time means i too didnt do the mistakes! btw you are not in good position till 38.Rxa4 in this 49 move game! i was a pawn up! 39.Ng4 was good enogh to me but i missed it. so u cant say u are in winning position in all stages of this game, while you lost pawn in the 9th move itself!
if we playing in certain time limit than we have to see our timing also rather than only seeing the board! one who care position & as well as Timing is the winner! Look this game :
i had Rook and Knight + 3 connected pawns but my opponent has nothing in the end time was over in my side so " the game drawn by insufficient material"
Muba i didnt said that i was in good position in opening or middlegame but i said i was going to win it in any way, you were a pawn up but i am a PIECE up.. And i also didnt mentioned that you were not in time pressure, i said ''i lost in time as usual and i need analysis for the game''.. :p
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