Chess4Him: We were on track until your h3 move
Chess4Him: Trying to keep my Knight off g4?
Chess4Him: Or, limiting my LSB
nate23: to keep you knight off of g4
nate23: the light squares are open so I would be glad if you traded your bishop for my knight
Chess4Him: okay, prepare for Be3
Chess4Him: Long think here...really did not want to trade...
Chess4Him: But, I did not like investing tempo to salvage because you were determined to trade...
nate23: I would prefer to keep my bishop, but your is stronger
nate23: I liked 11...c5
Chess4Him: I was hoping to simply gain some space
nate23: oops, not yet
nate23: wrong move number
Chess4Him: I looked at that
nate23: simply exd and I am better
Chess4Him: I think I should have done it here, move 12...
Chess4Him: no, wait, I was concerned about your Queen capturing!
Chess4Him: never mind
nate23: My queen can't capture
nate23: My queen can't capture
nate23: I considered g4 on almost every move, I wonder if there was a good time to play it
Chess4Him: I thought to ingonre it...
nate23: g5 would be a mistake
nate23: keep the pawn on g4 and restrict the knights play
Chess4Him: What would be better here for Black?
nate23: I prefered Nf5 or a5
nate23: or Nb6
nate23: I am sure Jeremy Silman would have lots to say about this position...
Chess4Him: ...Nb6 b2
Chess4Him: Wish he were here!
Chess4Him: I think I have everyone of his books...lot of good it did me :)
nate23: You could play Ng3-e4
Chess4Him: And then, f5?
nate23: Not f5, which I would take e-p
nate23: If you ever play f5, exf5 ep and my knights have access to e5
nate23: Now f4 is protected, I have outposts on e5 and c5
nate23: and you your d6 pawn is potentially weak
Chess4Him: Yes, this position is worse for Black!
Chess4Him: back to game...
nate23: I would also consider Re8 and Bf8
nate23: followed by c6, Qb6 Rc8 all preparing c5
Chess4Him: "all preparing", for c5, so to capture effectively, right?
nate23: c5 looks like a must, but it must be carefully prepared for
Chess4Him: I see, I was not patient or preparred enough
nate23: Right. c5 was a good move if played a the right time
nate23: a5, preventing Bb4 looked best
nate23: I was planning a4
nate23: c5 now cannot be right as b4 is hanging
Chess4Him: of course!
nate23: cxb4 looks better for black
nate23: as he has more space on the queenside
nate23: perhaps c3 is not good at all
nate23: this would shake things up a bit
Chess4Him: Nate, is there a way to save our "analysis, I mean the lines or variations we looked at?
nate23: Unfortunately no
Chess4Him: I just did, copied to a "Word" document...can add later...
nate23: previously you could, but chess.com changed the analysis board
nate23: That's a good idea, we could also make the moves on a diagram as well
Chess4Him: I got the conversation and our moves
nate23: Great! the conversation is instructive as well
Chess4Him: Hope next time, I am Black as well! If Rev Al Sharpten does not mind!
nate23: Pardon my ignorance, who is Al Sharpten?
Chess4Him: "Reverend" Al Sharpton... for another converstion@!
Chess4Him: I lose material...of course the exchange
nate23: You ruined my fun, if Nf5 c6!
nate23: Hmm, I can't move the pieces, would you make me a "student?"
Chess4Him: try it now
nate23: No, I still can't
nate23: Click my name and select
nate23: "make a student"
Chess4Him: Does not offer "Make Student"
User nate23 is now observer.
User nate23 is now student.
nate23: Works great now, thanks
nate23: So Rfc8 was a good move
nate23: although a5 is possible, but I think I worked out a refutation for that move
nate23: but I can't seem to remember ti
Chess4Him: Yep, good move!
Chess4Him: I already lost the game here,
nate23: Keeps things alive
nate23: black has f6 coming
nate23: unlocking the bishop
Chess4Him: I should have protected a3 again...
nate23: Rxa6 is winning here, but b5 is tempting
Chess4Him: You know, I thought I was gaining space earlier, but I see now that you actually have the space...right?
nate23: I have much more space
nate23: here it is a matter of technique
nate23: the pawns are unstoppable
nate23: You do not want to trade knights
nate23: Ne7 looked better
Chess4Him: No matter how I fiddle this, it is a lost position for Black...
Chess4Him: With good play on your side...this is a won game...
nate23: right, the pawns will pave the way to victory
Chess4Him: I could only hope for a blunder or mistake and at the level of chess I am moving into, that is not realistic
nate23: the fact that your rook is on the same file as your king is crushing
Chess4Him: I was crushed early on...
Chess4Him: I will await our next battle and will studying hard!!
nate23: I notice that these DHLC games have early middlegames
Chess4Him: I will be victorious, sometime before retirement!
nate23: That's a good attitude
Chess4Him: Actually, for me, they are starting later and later....
Chess4Him: At the 1200 level, we make so many opening errors
Chess4Him: Now, I have to be preparred for 10-15 moves in on an opening plan...
nate23: Interesting, most of my games have both players with half their time used by move 15
Chess4Him: Thanks for upping the bar on me!
nate23: Don't study the opening too much, the middlegame is much more important
nate23: Besides, your opponents rarely play the main lines
Chess4Him: You are right, but for me...
nate23: It is much better to learn the correct plans to go with your opening
Chess4Him: I need to study some actual master games using the Pirc, Modern and KID to "see" what is a common middle and endgame and how the opening finesses
nate23: Annotated games or opening books are good for that
Chess4Him: Alright...I want to copy our conversation and the variations that we have looked at...
Chess4Him: Your "post-moterm" has been Great!
nate23: If you could send that to me I would appreciate it
nate23: Thanks for the game and the analysis!
nate23: Good luck to you and your team in the money round
Chess4Him: thanks Nate!! I will send as soon as I get everything transferred!