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thanks man ...
why aren't the knight checks ok in the final position?
Ne6! saved the day
Isn't 38...Ne3+ followed by ...Qxe6 about equal?
Move 24 you're about equal, but then your h and e pawn advances hurt you. So yeah 37...Qc4 let you back in the game. Good job seeing the tactic.
I had an IM friend of mine ask me once what my best game was,.. my immortal game. I thought for a minute about his question then said "well I had a few games that I was really proud of ,... until I showed them to you." he laughed. (ok i did too) Its when I realized how much strong players know and how patient they are with the rest of us amateurs. (IM Tippermann incase you
Most players move a piece to achieve 1 function, lets say "I put my knight on c3 to defend b5 square". Strong players first of all they think if b5 is a serious threat and calculate position 2-3 moves ahead. Even if they think square b5 must be protected, they wont defend it with the first piece that comes to their mind. Instead, they think "I want to break throw f5, when I do that my knight may be usefull in e3, so I don't want it on c3. I will cover b5 with bishop f3-e2 so I also leave f3 square for the rook lift on the third rank". 1 move = multiple purposes.
Sounds easy to explain but really hard to achieve on a real game. I try it hard but not even close to your friend xD.
But you have spend your whole life (which is less than 13 years, judging from your sayings) trying to say something intelligent, apparently unsuccesfully, and nobody bashes you. Don't you like it?
Nice game. Very good for 1600 - 1700 rated players. You have the signs of the beginnings of sophisticated tactical visualization. And your positional sense is coming along.
As you get stronger naturally you will face stiffer and stiffer opposition. Eventually if you become strong enough you will be up against what I like to call "professional gunslingers." These are players who have built The Brick Wall. It is called that because when you are playing them you feel like you are up against a brick wall. There are no abvious weaknesses in his position for you to attack and because of that you are lost as to what to do next. At that point you begin making moves that are damaging to your position in very subtle ways and the professional gunslinger knows how to exploit those. The Brick Wall is complete when you have become proficient in an opening repertoire of 6 openings. Three as White and 3 as Black that you know 25-30 moves deep with transpositions. At that point your rating is at 2200+. You are a tactical, positional expert and your endgame technique is outstanding. There is still room for improvement, but it will come only at the expense of long hard hours of study. Even more than you have already put in.
What the strong player understands first is the overriding principle:
Winning chess is the strategically and tactically correct advance of the pawn mass.
This is so, because pawns cannot move backwards.
I am writing this to you as a complement on your well played game, and to give a thumbnail sketch of improvement guidlines to a player that in my opinion shows promise.
thanks every body for comments .
hmm so lets see you would rather live in a fantasy land where you believe your right or have someone point out your mistakes? Dont complain that Pfren is direct. He is just point out that the player missed a lot of chances, how is that flawed?
Also i doubt that he has been digging and clawing to be an IM his whole life. likely has a full time job so this was just a side line hobby. so or a part time hobby he is ranked 28th in Greece. are you ranked 28th in anything even in your own city? he has beaten Grandmasters in offical games, not 1 min, not 5 min not simuls. tournaments. if you expect him to share his experience dont expect flowers and candy along with it.
I also note that you have 0 friends, Pfren has 50. want me to continue on this critique or can you face that you could learn a lot from Pfren and his comments are something people pay other masters a lot of money for.
Kudos to both of you, Pfren and Bankwell.
You managed to take a thread about someone's personal moment of pride, and turn it into something about yourselves. Awesome.
Nice game, OP. Nxe6 was a nice find over the board.
regardless of the rest of the game ya nice final tactic. Line clearance sacrifice to set up a discovered attack...
I have to say pfren is right. I don't unerstand why black has resigned. Don't see the problem in pointing that out.
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It's weird to me that Pfren doesn't do anything unordinary and people jump on him. I guess they're not comfortable with titled players commenting(?) All he did was point out a tactic. Then Ebenezer gets on to him too?
If you don't have anything on topic to say, that's fine... maybe you'd be more comfortable if a 1800 player pointed out the 2 move tactic.
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