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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    mtbz

    In this live blitz game, white pieces were very nicely coordinated. The key to controlling the board was the combination of diagonal control from the bishop pairs and pawn support from major pieces.

     

    Two major observations (there could be more, but I'm currently not in a good shape to go beyond) were:

    1. Instead of meeting the knight threat with 35..Bd5, a better move might be 35..Bf4 (as explained at the commentary section in the game above)
    2. An improvement that I found necessary was 4.Be2 instead of 4.Bc4. I would not like to exchange bishops early on in the game, so the retreat to e2 was a waste of tempo.

    It was an open game and I believe there must be some beautiful variation hidden somewhere along the road. Any building comments are very welcomed.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    mtbz

    echecs06 wrote:

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    I just updated the board. My apologies.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    Divide-et-impera

    Instead of 44. Bf3

    You should play :

    44.Qb3+   Ka8

    45.Qa4+   Kb7 

    46.Qb5+   Ka8

    47.Qa6#        That's mate in 4, in stead of winning in 7 :)                      

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Thaddeus_Samson

    34. Bf4+ Re5 35. Bxe5+ Nxe5 36. Rd7

    37. Rxa6#

    38. Rxa6#

    39. Bxc6+ Rxc6 40. Qxc6#

    41. Rda1 Qb5 42. Bc4 Rfd8 43. R1a6+

    44. Bc4 Nf2+ 45. Kg1 Ra8 46. Qb2+

    48. Qa5+ Kb7 49. Qb5+ Ka7 50. Qxf5

    51. Qa3+ 51. .. Kb7 52. Qe7+ Kb6 53. Qb4+

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    mtbz

    Divide-et-impera wrote:

    Instead of 44. Bf3

    You should play :

    44.Qb3+   Ka8

    45.Qa4+   Kb7 

    46.Qb5+   Ka8

    47.Qa6#        That's mate in 4, in stead of winning in 7 :)                      


    Thanks, i really missed some good chances!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    mtbz

    Thaddeus_Samson wrote:

    34. Bf4+ Re5 35. Bxe5+ Nxe5 36. Rd7

    37. Rxa6#

    38. Rxa6#

    39. Bxc6+ Rxc6 40. Qxc6#

    41. Rda1 Qb5 42. Bc4 Rfd8 43. R1a6+

    44. Bc4 Nf2+ 45. Kg1 Ra8 46. Qb2+

    48. Qa5+ Kb7 49. Qb5+ Ka7 50. Qxf5

    51. Qa3+ 51. .. Kb7 52. Qe7+ Kb6 53. Qb4+


    Thanks so much! I kinda regretted the move 37.Qc2. Missed the Rxa6# chance. :(

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    mtbz

    mtbz wrote:
    Divide-et-impera wrote:

    Instead of 44. Bf3

    You should play :

    44.Qb3+   Ka8

    45.Qa4+   Kb7 

    46.Qb5+   Ka8

    47.Qa6#        That's mate in 4, in stead of winning in 7 :)                      


    Thanks, i really missed some good chances!


    And that was  a very nice mating pattern you got there. Thanks again

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    mtbz

    echecs06 wrote:

    That's blitz for you!


    yeah.always overlooked good chances in blitz =.=''


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