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Here are the notes and annotations of the game. I will add more as time lets me. I have written quite a lot. The annotations are more for the intermediate and the expert level. A big thank you for NM occhio-vivo for the game. The game is only as good as the opposition.
Game annotations have been updated to include some of the questions regarding move 19 and to contain my response as to why and how I decided on move 19 as the actual move played.
Beautiful game Bladezii certainly one of those games you can feel proud of and very instructive and concise annotations. Keep the work going.
Notes and annotations have been updated.
The answer is not so simple because I know the underlying question is really beyond just what you wrote. I will give it a shot -
If I did not do what I did in the past, relevant to chess, I would not be at the level I am today, that includes everything and anything I have done to get better or the mistakes I have done.
What I did helped me produce a result, there's no denying that.
There's something great beyond being ready for a specific opponent. I studied various of his games. I learned from his style; I learned of his aggressive strategic style, I learned a lot more of the averbach system for white vs the King's Indian Defense both from White's perspective and from Black's perspective.
Had I not studied his games, I would have picked the queen's gambit declined as black, which I also play and I know. WHy ? Because it is a lot less strategically complex than the KID is or as it can be. Of course, I would have also limited myself a lot more, since less complexity also means less fighting chances. The more linear or simple the game becomes, the less chances for a win, in my opinion.
But that study and that effort is something you take with you even after this opponent and this game. You can take what you learn from that preparation to many other games or situations.
Another point, technically what got me the win was his oversight in the end game but the game should have ended in a draw as you can see from the annotations, if we went back to the end game.
The game had points where White could have been more ambitious, and I had points where I could have sought for more.
The person who committed the last mistake lost.
Terrific game and annotations. Do you think you would have won without the advance preparation?
Sadly, the game was played at 3:00am local time so I didn't get to watch it live.
Due to the interest in our first titled Slow Chess League game, I was going to ask for it to be annotated for the newsletter but it seems my thoughts were anticipated.
Congratulations bladezii! A very nice win! Plus a very instructional annotation! Thanks a lot!
I was really being cautious. I talked about this with my wife. She even got on me a bit when I saw Jim's comments, and now, when I see yours, I have to bow down my head and say, "I got no good excuse".
I was playing it very safe, and I immediately saw a direct and simple way to bring the game closer to a very vivid and obvious drawing position. In fact, I should re-write my annotations and include your comments and ideas, and Jim's ideas too.
Would you please write out a bit those ideas with sample lines and ideas so I can include them ?
Sometimes, psychologically, your respect for your opponent kind of blinds you. THis is normal, it is not justified, since it is wrong regardless to lose sight of the objective and play the board, not the person. I really began to lsoe respect for the player and started to play the board and try to go after him with the trap once I saw he was just trying to win in a really dry and clearly drawn end game. At that point my respect when out the window and I was just a bit happy to see him fall in the trap.
@bladezii, please post a link in the "Submit a Blog" forum topic in the Blogger group. This is a great piece of annotation. A bit of analytic, a bit of pyschology, and a whole lot of drama!
Really fun to watch and chat with others from the slow-chess world while this game happened. Congratulations!
Thanks. Watching the game was very enjoyable.
Thank you, Mario.
Nice annotations, bladezii!!
bladeziiNoel AldebolProvo, Utah, United States
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