Annotating My Own Game... with a little help from Stockfish

Annotating My Own Game... with a little help from Stockfish

Mouselip
Mouselip
Jun 3, 2017, 2:23 PM |
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I want to play slow games of chess online and so I am working toward getting the required 20 "standard" games to join the slowchessleague. In order to play those I have been playing 30 minute games here on chess.com and this is my first loss so far.

http://www.slowchessleague.org/

One thing authors and coaches highly recommend is to annotate your own game... and to do it before (or even wthout!) a chess engine. Since I am going on self-power (no coach or trainer) then I am using Stockfish as my "strong player" analyzing partner to help figure out where I went wrong and what I could have done better.

There are advantages and disadvantages to using a strong chess engine (in my case Stockfish 8) for analytical purposes at my amateur level. The disadvantage is that it cannot tell me problems with my strategic/planning thoughts. It can only help me with calculation. *BUT* ... lazy calculation is one of my huge weaknesses (as you will see in this game). 
 
 
 
This game reinforces that I need to *STOP* being lazy in my calculations if I want to have consistent improvement.

 

Blog entry image is by Luigi Mussini [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons titled "Leonard di Cutri defeats Ruy Lopez in Spain"

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leonard_di_Cutri_defeats_Ruy_Lopez_in_Spain.jpg