Beginner Level: Game analysis: How to lose an opening advantage
Ya, I know. The title should've been "How not to lose an opening advantage", but this game had an unusual accuracy for beginners. No dumb mistakes (other than the last one), it was more a clash of logical concepts of how to play the opening and the resulting middlegame. Thus, I wanted to highlight the game above other considerations.
As usual, the game was chosen because the opportunity to show the importance of paying attention to the threats on the board, when searching for and developing plans (no matter if at move 4 or 120), and also because the inaccuracies (and mistakes on both sides), are typical.
@2Q1C: "Help me win boring games."
"I have started playing 15/10 games in the hopes to improve. I find a lot of these games are boring as your opponent has longer to think therefore more likely to not blunder and counter your threats. I get positions like these a lot and never know when to move my pawns etc or how to get an advantage or maintain it. In this game I was up 1 pawn. I always end up playing a lemon at the end and losing."