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I am particularly fond of this win.
Any tips, especially end-game strat would be humbly appreciated.
I liked 45. Rf3+
The first thing you are giving up with 1.e3 2.d3 is the initiative. You are White. You have the first move that gives you the initiative(attack). If you play good moves Black is always having to equalize with his move.
I understand that maybe you have lost a few games by being to aggressive. Or, maybe that is your style. Very careful and conservative. There is alot to be said for solid conservative play, but what you have to understand is defensive moves like e3, d3 turns the initiative over to Black. I am sure you know there 2 ways to defend. One is directly and the other is indirectly. Defending indirectly keeps the initiative. Ex. In some position your opponent is threatening to take you Queen. You can choose to defend directly by moving your Q out of the line of attack. Or if the position is right you can choose to defend indirectly ny making a move that is threatening mate on the move. Do you think your opponent is going to take your Q if he sees the mate threat. Well no, he is going to defend against the mate.
The other problem with e3,d3 is that you are granting Black space. As I am sure you know the 3 advantages in chess are (time, space, and material).
Another problem is that you are granting Black control of the center. Granted if Black does not fortify his control of the center you can, with the proper placement of your pawns and pieces, take control of the center later on. There are two schools of chess theory:
Classical Chess Theory- Control the center by occupying it with you pawns and pieces.
Hypermodern Chess Theory- Control the center with the power of your pawns and pieces. This way you do not create targets for your opponent to attack when he is trying to take control of the center himself.
You asked for especially endgame strategy. In this engame you are up a piece and a pawn. Well, after Black played 37...Rc2 he is going to get mated as follows:
39.Qg8+ Kh6 or Kf6
When you are a piece up and you have a mating net in the endgame(which with time you will learn to recognize the pattern-it will jump up and smack you on the forehead.)
While I appreciate the attention to detail you took, and understand the benafits of aggressive posturing and mate threats, I tend to attempt drawing out the opponent; I rarely plan an innitial attack until I understand what the opponent is doing, although I legitamately missed the end play you suggested. This also isn't an opening I commonly use unless I see a reason to before playing. I just noticed a trend from scouting, not that I can remember it atm. LOL
wingman matt wrote:
I just noticed a trend from scouting, not that I can remember it atm. LOL
I understand your sense of humor.
Here is another one for you: I know everything. I just can't remember it all at the same time.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. --Elbert Hubbard--
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