Learn from My Mistakes #1

May 2, 2016, 6:34 AM |

I decided that if I'm going to play blitz (which I do occasionally) I want to learn from them. I had an interesting game this morning, but after analyzing it I realized I missed a lot of things - fortunately, my opponent missed more. 

I have some quiz positions for you to try. They are not all tactical problems, but they might be, so try to find the best moves in the position. This game was from the 5-minute pool on the Internet Chess Club.

Problem #1

Puzzle #2


Problem #3


Problem #4


Those were the most instructive positions of the game. Although there are many flaws in the game itself, I offer it below with some annotations. 

Lessons from the Game

  • Every game can be an opportunity for learning and growth.
  • When pieces are hanging (e.g. bishop on e3) keep an eye out for tactics.
  • When your opponent has a knight, always beware knight forks.
  • It is important to know your king and pawn endgames!

I hope you enjoyed this post.

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