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Attempt to analyse my own game

razorblade12
Aug 11, 2010, 8:23 AM 0

I am going to try and analyse my most recent live game using the method GM Natalia Pogonina set out in a recent chess.com article: http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-analyze-chess-games

1) Thoughts from during the game:

  • Play scotch gambit
  • Try and get rook onto open file (purpose of Qe2)
  • Felt like playing f4 to try and control centre more, required Kh1
  • 13. e5 to block off bishop from queen - thought it would give better position than Nd1 into passive defence of b2
  • 14. Ne4 - inbetween capturing move - greater control of centre
  • 15. c3 - thought it would push the bishop away before recapturing on e5
  • 16. cxd4 - no decent retreat for knight
  • 17. Bxe4 - give bishop central position: forgot it could be easily pushed away and loses a pawn
  • 18. Rd1 and 19. Rd3 - blockading the pawn. was lacking a clear plan
  • 23. Bd2 - trying to develop pieces
  • 25. Rg3 - finally noticing weakness on g7 and noticed b5 pawn is weakest pawn on queenside to attack
  • 28. Bb4 - blockading weak pawn
  • 29. Ra1 - open file to try and attack weakness on b5 and threatens check on a8
  • From move 30 onwards, just trying to get a mate somewhere

2) Attempt to find tactical refutations, positional errors, right plan etc.

  • Play scotch gambit -> is opening choice as white
  • Try and get rook onto open file (purpose of Qe2) -> never really possible as the king is under threat from bishop and queen
  • Felt like playing f4 to try and control centre more, required Kh1
  • 13. e5 to block off bishop from queen - thought it would give better position than Nd1 into passive defence of b2 -> could have tried Nd1, c3, Ne2 with active position for knight
  • 14. Ne4 - inbetween capturing move - greater control of centre
  • 15. c3 - thought it would push the bishop away before recapturing on e5 -> 15. fxe5 0-0-0 16. Bf4 looks promising for white
  • 16. cxd4 - no decent retreat for knight -> 16. Ng3 gives two attackers on black's f pawn with the bishop still en prise
  • 17. Bxe4 - give bishop central position: forgot it could be easily pushed away and loses a pawn -> Qxe4...
  • 18. Rd1 and 19. Rd3 - blockading the pawn. was lacking a clear plan -> after blockading, i should start to build up forces against the pawn eg Qf2, b3, Bb2, Rad1
  • 23. Bd2 - trying to develop pieces -> b4 looks like an interesting way to open up the queenside and pressurise the king
  • 25. Rg3 - finally noticing weakness on g7 and noticed b5 pawn is weakest pawn on queenside to attack
  • 28. Bb4 - blockading weak pawn
  • 29. Ra1 - open file to try and attack weakness on b5 and threatens check on a8
  • From move 30 onwards, just trying to get a mate somewhere
3) Use a chess engine to work out things i have missed from steps 1&2

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