Can someone critique my moves?

ponz111

The Ponziani is much better than it's reputation. If the world #2 player could not handle playing Black against it--that tells you something...

I was a member of the Ponziani Power vote chess team. Here is a position from one of our games. White to play and win. White has sacrificed a piece to tet to this position...

DetectiveRams

Nice queen sac. I was looking for quick mates, but I didn't really consider saccing the queen.

Optimissed
drmrboss wrote:
DeirdreSkye wrote:
ponz111 wrote:

You are telling a 900 rated player he should play tactics?

By the way White's 2nd move was a mistake--moving a pawn twice in the opening without a good enough reason.

Correct was 2. d4.

  Surprisingly you have no idea what you are talking about.

If 2.e5 is a principled mistake as you say then it is a mistake after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 too.

Afterall 2.e5 will lead in the same line by transposition

 

 
 
There are at least 3 2400+ players that use the move regularly and some of the games are really amazing.
 
 

 

 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5?! suboptimal move of French , better is 3. Nc3 or 3. Nd2 variation.

 

The fact that that a variation exits in ECO doesnt mean it is a good move. With heavy computer analysis, a lot of opening theroy have been changed. A lot of opening becomes suboptimal , e.g King gambit, Danish gambit. 

 

 3. e5 would be excluded in top tier opening books. (both human opening books and computer opening books)??>>>>>

3Nc3 is probably white's strongest. 3.e5 and 3. Nd2 are maybe about equal in strength. Advance has been less explored and may have more potential for innovation by white.  I'd rather play it than Nd2.

 

ponz111
DetectiveRams wrote:

Nice queen sac. I was looking for quick mates, but I didn't really consider saccing the queen.

Yes. we played Qg6 ch. Very nice queen sac for mate in 2.