Game #12. "Threats!"
- Evident Blunder 11g6. this does not protect against an obvious attack. It is a Past blunder; meaning that I failed to defend properly against a threat. complexity; 4 (as white's attack is still uncertian) and magnitude; 1 pawn (but an important one). f5 was necesary.
- Evident Strategic misplay. 16.Qc5. this does not look right! offers to trade or bump pecies in a complex position are usually wrong- and white doesn't want his queen on this square anyways. much better to my eyes is the developing move Nc5.
- Evident Blunder 20b6. failing to the very common flaw of not anticipating the opponent. black hangs another pawn. This is a future blunder; meaning that I failed to defend what white is about to do. Complexity; 3 and magnitude 1 Pawn. Nf8 is a little antipositional but it holds against white threats...
- Evident Blunder 24Ng6. it is important to defend against discovery! I'm not even sure why I moved here. perhaps I had switched to offense? at any rate it is poor defense, and that is what black MUST do! This is a future blunder; meaning that I failed to defend what white is about to do. Complexity; 3.5 and magnitude Exchange (1/2 peice). my evaluation is that Nd7 holds the diagonal
- Evident Blunder 30Qf6. is espacially blind. mental fatigue has probably set in. the Point is that there is a quite obvious fork at h5. but I make it SO much worse by bringing my queen to the very square. This is a Present blunder; meaning my move allowed white to make a strong game wining move. Complexity 3 and Magnitude Major Peice. I have to move out of the fork and hope to weather the attack.. Kg8
in this sharp french; I fail to adequate defend a weak pawn and suffer from inadequate defense the whole game. I miss a few subtle chances to to take the initaitive; and eventually blindly succumb to a fork.
I give myself credit for full developing and with a few exceptions trying to defend myself under alot of pressure. I highlight the topic of this blog (and game) as threats because thats such a big point of what I failed at doing.
don't get SO caught up in whatever that you miss what the opponent might be tryijng to do or is able to do.