Intro and club game (10/8/2016)

Oct 9, 2016, 10:09 AM |

Hello everyone!

My name is John, and I have been playing chess online on-and-off for the better part of 4 years now. It wasn't until the past year when I decided to start taking chess more seriously, and started watching some strategy videos and reading some books to try to improve my game.

Over the past 9 months or so, I have been attending a local chess club to get some live action, which has helped immensely. I thought I would start sharing some of my games here (wins and losses) along with some self-analysis. Hopefully those reading will enjoy going through these games with me (or at least laughing at my blunders!), and maybe it will help each other improve our games!

This game is from my local club from 10/8/2016. My opponent and I were both unrated OTB, and I am playing with the white pieces:

There were several opportunities in each phase of the game where I could have played better, so hopefully others can learn from my mistakes. Please enjoy and let me know what you think!