Beginner Blog - my first annotated game

Nov 18, 2013, 7:54 PM |

This was my first live game where I recorded the moves while playing and then analyzed them with Deep Fritz 13. Here's that game annotated with "blunder check". This was a really fun game - both of us are novices, with about 3-4 months experience. The game felt pretty close and "tense" the whole time. Upon analyzing with Fritz, it's very interesting to note when the game shifted in black's favor (around move 20) and then how we both made mistake after mistake, trading our advantage back and forth, until black finally managed to gain a solid lead, and white resigned (partly due to lack of time to finish out the endgame).

Please feel free to comment if you have any constructive advice for a few beginners!

For those not familiar with the computer annotations - the numbers after the move are the score for each player, measured in pawns.

So, for example:

9. f4 0.96/20 

means that after move 9, white has almost a one pawn advantage (.96 of a pawn) the "20" after the slash is just the depth of the analysis (ie: how many moves Fritz looked ahead to do the analysis, in this case, 20 "plies" where each ply is one move for one player). The number is always from white's perspective, so a positive number means white is ahead, a negative number means black is ahead.

The variations marked "Deep Fritz 13" are the computer's suggestion for a better line.

See here for more info.