Today I will show you one of the games I played recently against a friend and fellow chess.com member Tschougun_Draga . The game is quite interesting, because only gibberish came out after analysing it myself and with the chess.com game analyses option. In the end black won, and I want to show you step for step what happened here.
First of all, the game started in a “Four Knights Game: Spanish, Rubinstein Variation” opening. This means basically 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4.
Here’s are two examples of how such an opening works out, for the ones interested:
Now that you’ve seen the opening line, I will show you may variation. Here’s the whole game with comments on the moves:
As you can see, there weren’t any big mistakes in the game. Why did white lose then? White was a pawn up during the whole game, and everything looked drawish. What happened that made white lose? I think it was choosing for the defensive moves on 30. Rc2, 32. Kc1 and 33. Kb1 rather than directly trying to get something going with the knight. Even if an attacking move doesn’t seem to bring you something directly, it is most of the time better then a passive unneeded move.
Also, please comment if you think I did some wrong analyses, or if you think you found better continuations. Questions and feedback are also always welcome.