Chess Postmortem #3: D12 Slow Slav

Chess Postmortem #3: D12 Slow Slav

May 17, 2016, 8:02 AM |

My chess postmortem #3 was one of the best games yet! I got to play a chess master, the one and only Chessnetwork in a simul he hosted. This was quite a privilege and probably the strongest player I've played to date in a long game. Granted it was a simul with ChessNetwork playing 12 games. The time control was 30/30 with ChessNetwork having no additional time. He probably spent 3-7 minutes on each of the 12 games whereas his opponents got the whole 45+ minutes with the increment.


Lessons I learned

  • I'm overall happy with my progress
  • It's a whole other level of chess that players better than me display
  • I need to work on my endgames. I need to continue to concretely calculate in this phase of the game
  • 6... Bg4 is not a good try in the e3 Slav though it is playable
  • Work on the Semi-Slav when I get the chance and work my defense to 1. Nf3
  • Need to work on seeing pieces on the same diagonal
  • Don't be too afraid of threats from my opponent (Me playing 12... Bd6 and avoiding Nbd7 for a while). That was flawed thinking.

Originally posted on my site here.