14073 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
5...Nf6 6. Nc3 a6 is theoretically best - your playing the white side of a tarrasch type system:
7...Qb4 doesn't make much sense, and I don't like the development of the knight to h6, but rather to f6.
10...Qa6 might be a blunder, cxd5 wins a piece (and is also threatened for the next few turns.
13...Nfxd4 hangs a piece.
Your opponent allows you to win your piece back with 16...e4
18. Bc3 loses a piece to dxc2 followed by exf3 - same on move 19.
Bg4 is wrong see line above
b5 seeks unecessary complications - just taking e2 is probably fine.
21... Qb6? Why not Bxc5.
22... Qc7? - Bxd7
28...Qxg3+ leads to mate in one. a5?? Hangs the bishop.
I don't believe in your sacrifice after Kxf3 Rd3+ Re3.
wow thanks for the great advice.
For the record, this certainly isn't a French defence.
what is it then ? lol
the french is in response to 1. e4.
your responded e6 to d4, not the french, although it may look and play in a similar fasion
Teacher: Billy, it's your turn. Spell "bricks."
Teacher: I'm sorry, that does not spell "bricks."
Billy: Oh yeah? Well, if you're so smart, what DOES it spell?
8... Nh6 loses the queen to 9. Nb5 and with bad play black can go an extra exchange down with moves like Nc7+
well 28.. Qxg3+ is a mate in 2
The opening ends up - after White wastes some time with c2-c3-c4 - similar to a Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch Defense.
You would be better off finishing your development, especially the Ng8, before moving the Queen. It is too early in this position to be sure where the Queen belongs, so there is a strong chance you will have to waste time moving it again.
The basic rules of opening development would help both players (scroll down the page, there are suggestions from several great players and teachers).
Chess rating system
by BlargDragon 3 minutes ago
Is it weird to play for a draw in a casual game against equally rated opponent
by corum 3 minutes ago
Tournaments are messed up today.
by Senior-Lazarus_Long 5 minutes ago
Do like or dislike knights?
by bunicula 5 minutes ago
Post your game for expert analysis
by nitheesh2001 7 minutes ago
5/25/2016 - From Side To Side
by sokrates8 8 minutes ago
The Noj Ltd. 91 mm Dubrovnik Walnut & Maple Chess Set
by rickyro 14 minutes ago
by husbanm 18 minutes ago
Best Quality 2.5" Staunton Set
by rickyro 22 minutes ago
Played Computer Hard is this an okay draw
by macer75 34 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!