Feb 11, 2014, 6:08 AM 0
Drew with white against after weak opening play from black. My blunders are pretty instructive.
- f4 resembles a double stonewall, but unless Bxf6, ...Bxf6 after black castles this doesn't make much sense.
- There are too many holes in white's position to entertain o-o-o. It gives black many ready-made plans (e.g. c5).
- Black should have castled immediately and drummed up an attack on the queenside.
- White gains a positional edge later in the game, but oversimplifies and locks the pawn structure. A single superior minor piece is not always enough to win a game.