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Learning to Play Chess: Weekly Analysis 4

Learning to Play Chess: Weekly Analysis 4

Apr 4, 2015, 5:01 AM 0

Well it has been a few weeks since my last blog post. I am still playing and learning, just haven't been able to sit down and write a review of some games. I have enjoyed some time doing some of my other favorite hobbies.


 Some sweet Disc golf action (this is not me).





I have been enjoying the online USCF rated tournaments Chess.com has recently created. I wasn't able to finish the tournament today, but I got a couple of rounds in including a lucky win against someone 400+ points higher than me (and of course losing to the opponent of equal rating =/).  Below are 1 win and 1 loss reviewed from the rapid tournament from today.

As usual, if you have any comments or suggestions on improving my chess, or you are looking for a playing partner, feel free to comment below or message me directly. Thanks!


There were a lot of blunders in this game from both sides. But it feels good to play in the online tournaments where people are trying hard to win. I will definitely be playing more of the online rated USCF tournaments in the future.
I am still very new to chess and both my play and analysis are not strong yet. This game felt like I was winning, and I just ended up losing without noticing any big blunders. Even reviewing and annotating the game, I don't notice exactly where I went wrong. I definitely noticed some mistakes, but there are usually big obvious blunders where I go wrong or throw a game. I got up material early and felt like I was in decent position, and move by move just lost.

Maybe next week I will include this game again for analysis and take another look at it. See if I can get it sent through the Chess.com analysis engines to help identify what went wrong and use that along with a second look to better understand it.

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