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O.P. says, "Why cant I win?"
Because you haven't played me yet.
I can see that you're making a lot of errors and got lucky at the end (assuming you were White) I would reccomend the following:
1. Tactic Trainer
2. Nunn's Puzzle Book
3. And other good material related to tactics
P.S (She is not a computer)
Look at me forgetting pieces and not guarding them well:
I'll see what I can do in regards to those books.
Well, if you want to get better.
My advice is: Do not JUST play games.
Try to watch some videos about basic stuff like: fork, skewer, pins, "bad bishop",etc. The more you master these tactics, the more you will developp your intuition. Once you will master this, start to study some puzzles. That will teach you how to do some combinations with these tactics(witch is harder). Then, study some GM annotated games.
Don't focus on the openings, beginners that do that tend to only learn to memorize. Focus on the endgames. I hope that I helped you. Good luck in the black and white jungle!
Your advice is good but i reckon the OP should stick to just playing games and doing tactics trainer until he can tighten up on those blunders. then when he can do that he can learn chess tactics.
You're amazing, thanks! :)
Here's my game against the blonde. She blew it with the usual strange Q moves and giving away too many free pawns.
Thank you for slaying the beast with such mercilessness.
I made a stupid mistake in a game I had today:
I'm so sleepy atm.
Die u b1tch...
I dominated her again today. She had two pawns and one rook. I had two rooks.
I checked her every turn but I couldn't mate her.
Is there a certain strategy to this? Everytime I moved my king to backup my rooks for the mate, the other rook would check me.
Wow, latest online match the best I ever had:
I played black. I really thought that I would lose.
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