An old chess player back at chess, want opinions from Real Pro's and GM's ♟️⭐👑

Dr_RainHan
Ahey there! Been a long time I have not played chess. I wanted to share this game with you guys. How do y'all think about this particular game? I am playing with no specific tactic btw, just free flow. Let me know what you think! It's the last game I played today. Game link: https://chess.com/live/game/6222758167
llama47

You want tips from "GM's?"

Apostrophes makes it possessive.

There's a tip for you.

Dr_RainHan

There's no need to be arrogant I guess. English is not my native language, I wanted to see some perspective from "GMs"(!) -pun intended- about my last game. Stop harassing people, that's a pathetic behaviour.

ajl721x

This is how llama typically is. Don't worry about it.

JoeLovesCoco

still... its hard to speak a second language and he should realise that

 

 

jetoba

The game is between two players rated around 700 and Black's second move is a serious position mistake.  It would be unlikely for a GM to look at a randomly requested game, rare for a GM to look past the ratings of the two players and extremely rare for a GM to bother continuing after Black's second move.  You would be better served asking for mid-level players (1500-2100) to take a look at the game.  Otherwise you may spend a long time waiting for a GM to weigh in.

fambans

GM Ben Finegold says "never play f6", which you did.

Dr_RainHan

@fambans Could you please explain the theory behind it, if you know it? Or maybe send me a link about it. Got curious :smart :laugh

OMEGAlt

I'm great at chess IRL. If I were you then I'd always move the knights out first and try to get your queen in play asap. Also, try to make use of your pawns and save at least 3 in case crucial pieces get captured.

Rat1960

The GM members do not look at games.
I noticed you played ... b5 attacking Ba4 but doing so meant ... Nc6 was hanging.
White should have played NxNc6 Qc5 ; Qd4

jetoba
Dr_RainHan wrote:

@fambans Could you please explain the theory behind it, if you know it? Or maybe send me a link about it. Got curious :smart :laugh

...f6 opens the a2-g8 diagonal, making castling more problematic. It takes away the g8 knight's most commonly used square (castling would require either Nh6 with the risk of a trade there doubling and isolating two h pawns, or would require developing the f8 bishop before moving the g8 knight to e7), it blocks the d8-h4 diagonal, and it opens the h5-e8 diagonal (look at Damiano's defense).

Playing 2 ... f6 indicates a game with a serious errors.  Black winning it indicates a game with serious errors by both players.

happypi314
OMEGAlt wrote:

I'm great at chess IRL. If I were you then I'd always move the knights out first and try to get your queen in play asap. Also, try to make use of your pawns and save at least 3 in case crucial pieces get captured.

-Getting the queen out early is not a good idea because your opponent can attack it with minor pieces while developing

-You could get your knights out first but Im not sure the reti is good for beginners

-I agree with make use of your pawns

-save at least 3 is a weird piece of advice but... ok i guess

 

Maybe someone whos better then I am could build on this

JogoReal

There is a cheap GM nowadays and it's name is computer.

rune_raider

I hate stupid comments like llama's, I don't see what the OP did wrong

I'm not a real pro and I'm not a GM, but I think the best way to improve is to play long time control games against stronger players and then save them in a file so that you can get them analyzed. Additionally, read game collection books from world champions to develop some intuition and strategy, solve tactics 15-30 minutes a day to develop an ability to convert positions better as well as learn new ideas, and briefly browse through modern games that were played today or the past week or the past month (see chessgames.com or 2700chess).

rune_raider

As a relatively old chess player, I think physical health is EXTREMELY important

NathanDrake12345

LOL!!!!

Algebraist
Quick analysis here. Your f6 pawn move isn’t great as it hinders rather than helps development (eg blocking the knight). Then clearly 5. .. e5 pawn advance was a mistake given it lost a pawn ( more attackers than defenders on the square). However when you played 9 ... h6 to attack the bishop your opponent then had a series of mistakes which you capitalised on well to get the win. He should have taken the knight on c6, preferably with the knight rather than the bishop and kept up the attack. Instead he lost material by retreating the bishop, letting you attack it again the take the knight. He blundered again leaving pawns undefended to allow your Queen into his camp and you finished the game well.
Algebraist
Meant a6 to attack bishop!