Game #12.  "Threats!"

Game #12. "Threats!"

Jan 8, 2017, 9:05 PM |
My New System of analysis!   First I will rework analysis to look for alternate and interesting ideas,  then I will list errors as I see them.  I will mark them as evident error.  I will also describe any strategic failing.  Lastly I will computer check them.
 each error will be listed in terms of tense, opportunity/blunder, complexity, and what is lost.
 I will lastly summarize the game and comment on strategic thoughts; concentrating on kotov's assessment.
  • 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.

 STrategic considerations;
we see many of Kotov's rules in play.  but none so much as the importance to defend.  and not Merely the king- but against any material winning play.   The opponent finds a few loose pawns too.
16 was a pivotal moment- a chance to look for peice coordination. instead we blindly offer an exchange to a peice on the move.... bad,bad chess!