My First Annotated Game

Jan 6, 2009, 10:42 PM |

I will begin by saying that I am a chess novice, with a real rating somewhere between 1300 and 1400.  This game was played against a buddy of mine recently on's Facebook application.  I am submitting it for educational purposes, as many mistakes were made on both sides with Black ultimately making the biggest of them.

By way of introduction, I love to play postionally.  I love the build-up and tension of intricate positional chess. My opponent in this game, on the other hand, has a lust for blood and especially enjoys attacking with his queen.  He loves his queen so much that if I take or trade for his queen, he will lose all his morale and often just resign.  So my plan going into this game was play strategically sound, not give Black any tactical opportunities, and target his queen if possible.

Please look through it and feel free to give comments, analysis, and taunts as long as they are funny ones.