Another Black Win

  • #1

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
  • #2

    4...0-0 is bad because of 5.e5 putting your knight in a bad position. 4...d6 is recommended

    5...c6 is also bad due the reason I just mentioned

  • #3

    Often I play d6. However, I've been bored with the same old way of things. I feel Ne8 isn't awful.

  • #4
    Svekke wrote:

    4...0-0 is bad because of 5.e5 putting your knight in a bad position. 4...d6 is recommended

    5...c6 is also bad due the reason I just mentioned


    This is actually incorrect. Although the knight is temporarily "in a bad position", White is clearly overextended and after 5. ... Ne8 6. f4 d6 Black is already better! 

    The middlegame looks fine. You were clearly better and converted down to a winning endgame. However, you made many simplifying moves that were not the best. Especially when you no longer had any queenside pawns, this made the task of converting to a win difficult. Remember, don't make a move because the position is "still winning", make a move to improve your position!

  • #5

    Thanks zkman. Yeah I was upset with myself that I made him have chances for the draw. I knew there was also nothing wrong with those early moves. I didn't even need to give back the exchange according to Fritz. I could have just played Kxf7 after he had played Bg4.

  • #6

    At move 73, John could have drawn with ..Ra6!!

  • #7

    A rather unconvincing claim.

  • #8

    Unconvinincing?? I put the game through stockfish

  • #9

     Ra6 fails to equalize the position, but it gains a draw via 3 move repetition. I don't think either player was aware of this, however.

  • #10

    Chess engines generally say "draw" after clear 3 move repetitions. I'm sure that, if you put this position in at an earlier point, stockfish would say black is winning.

  • #11

    Yeah black was winning until 72. Rb4?? and then he was winning again

  • #12
    chessperson2222222 wrote:

    Unconvinincing?? I put the game through stockfish

    lol

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