Satisfice's Analysis for Very Low-Rated Players

Mar 24, 2008, 4:55 AM |

I was inspired, tonight, by this fascinating analysis, no part of which did I understand. I have no idea what happened in that game. I'm pretty sure they were using special rules revealed only to grandmasters.

So, I'd like to try my own hand at analysis. Analysis for the masses! Mine will be a little less nuanced then you get from yer "Masters", yer "International Masters", and you know, "players who don't suck." But I think you'll be able to follow it, and that's important, too.

This position occurred in one of my games a few days ago. I'm playing black.  It's my move. Ottawa is a wiley player, but I felt I had the measure of him. The game had been hard fought to this point. Every step a byzantine calculation. (That's why they call me "Toilet Paper"-- I'm capable of looking almost two-ply ahead.) 

Follow the play-by-play and happy learning!