Viewer Game Analysis #1: hoops_59 vs blackfirestorm!

Viewer Game Analysis #1: hoops_59 vs blackfirestorm!

NM EnergeticHay

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Today's blog post is all about analyzing a game submitted by @blackfirestorm. It was a very interesting game, with important lessons to learn from both sides. Feel free to watch my video analysis, look at the pgn, or if you're in a time scramble simply scroll down for the KEY TAKEAWAYS from this game. Enjoy!

Here is the video on my youtube channel:

Here is the analysis that I used:

Key takeaways from this game:

  • If your opponent isn't trying to claim the advantage, take it! 3...d5 would've been better, taking advantage of white's indecision in the center.
  • When your opponent is attacking you, the best way to respond is with a counterattack in the center. 8...d5!
  • Don't close down the center when you are being attacked on a wing! That makes it easier for your opponent to focus on one thing and one thing only: checkmating your king.
  • If you are losing, don't trade pieces! Make the win as hard as possible for your opponent, especially in bullet/blitz games.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed my game analysis. If you did, please comment down below: Would you like me to do more of these game analysis blogs/videos? Thanks so much, until next time!