11360 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
This is a team match game I just played where I beat an 1800+ player. I am usually rated around 1400 so I was really surprised and happy with the win.
Any comments /analysis would be appreciated.
According to computer analysis (~2000) I made 5 innacuracies and only 1 mistake, with no blunders. This was a 3 day per move game.
Your 4th move N...e5 does not look correct to me. It is a fairly rare move for Black in he Scotch. While nothing wrong with his 5th move (Nc3) I personally like f4 kicking the Knight
I am not sure I understand his 7th move Bd3--seems like the wrong square for the piece as it allows you to exchange the Bishop pretty much any time you want. Other moves that have been played in the position include 7 Nf5 (which I like),Be2,f4
While nothing wrong with Nf3 I think Nf5 is much better. Seems like White does not understand how to place his pieces in the Scoth type position. If he wanted to retreat the Knight to f3 he should have played f4 first
Your 10th move ..a6 --I am not sure why you played it but I like both 11. e5 or Bxf6,Bxf6 12 e5--Your K-side is a little baron and the B on d3 now is potentially quite powerful
His move 11.Nd5 is a blunder which you correctly take advantage of by winning a full piece--nice
After this the game is basically over--you did quite well exchanging pieces and eliminating his counter play. I am not sure why he exchanged Queens and also your play on the d file was nice--I think I would have tried for the d5 break a little earlier but you did it eventually and forced the pawn down the file--if he took the open file for your rooks would have been good for you
Rc3 is a nice concept in this endings--well played
Thank you for your analysis, it is very helpful. 4...Ne5 was an innacuracy, but I didn't want to trade knights or let him double my pawns by taking my knight.
When I played a6 I played it because I did not have much of a plan, and wanted to just take b5 away from his bishop and knight. d6 was better.
From 800 to 1300 in 8 months
by KING_ASSASSIN_0 4 minutes ago
I am quitting chess.
by badger_song 4 minutes ago
12/12/2013 - Polugaevsky - Szilayi, Moscow 1960
by NomadicKnight 6 minutes ago
12/11/2013 - Topalov-Kramnik, Dortmund 1996
by hwatuseke 8 minutes ago
What makes a great chess book...well, great?
by Raja_Kentut 14 minutes ago
11/7/2013 - Mate in 4
by Esha_Nandhini 15 minutes ago
Kasparov (White) wins
by Warrior200 17 minutes ago
ESCAPE A CABALLO
by RomyGer 21 minutes ago
What should Black play here, and why?
by rooperi 28 minutes ago
Daily Puzzle 12/1/13-Beautiful Mate in 4
by Warrior200 29 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!