25438 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!
Hi guys, I just signed up on FICS and just played my second game on it.
Very interesting game, Time control was 15 min. I'd like to know how I could have improved and what I could have done better, etc.
I don't think h6 was a good move as it gives him a weakness to attack arounad your king, maybe a computer could play it but it is very difficult for humans to defend 100% accurately and practically I don't think it was a good decision even if computers say it's sound. Letting his knight into f5 was also bad and I'm not sure Bxd4 was good either. I'm not sure that your exchange sac really worked out too well but maybe 25.Rad8 would have been better and if Rd1 then Bxe4 seems to be good and win material.
h6 probably wasnt good, but I played it without thinking as I thought I'd win the bishop pair immediately, but saw the possible sacks that he could make.
I missed the Rad8 move, pretty annoyed with myself, but thanks for posting.
A sharp, interesting Sicilian. An interesting counterattacking idea for you on move 15 was 15...Qb6!? 16.Nc3 Rxc3 17.bxc3 Rc8. Followed possibly by Qc7. Give it a look.
ALso, in your analysis of White's possible 17.Qh3! Remember that Black isn't obligated to play the cooperative 17...hxg5? 17...Qb6 looks better
20...e5 was probably a mistake. It's usually pretty bad news for Black when the White Knight can get to f5. Perhaps 20...Nxd3 was more stubborn.
You had an interesting combinative possibility on move 22: 22...Qxc2+! 23.Qxc2 Rxc2 24.Kxc2 Bxe4+ 25.Kd2 Bxf5. You get 2 pawns for the exchange, and although I think you're worse in this position, you are alive.
This was a very lively, enjoyable game
The Qb6 idea was pretty interesting, as black would get some counterplay.
Yes, hxg5 isnt forced or anything, I was just making a point on why white played Qh3.
Agreed, e5 was bad, as I overlooked the Nf5 :)
22.Qxc2! was definetly interesting and I gave a bit of analysis to it. Thanks a lot for posting.
"GM Carlsen vs GM Nakamura Blitz Battle Championship"
Nakamura vs Carlsen
by DamonevicSmithlov 3 minutes ago
Two things to change
by Dark_Army 6 minutes ago
G Butterman Chess Board
by glbutter 7 minutes ago
Does Karjakin even have a "puncher's chance"?
by Justs99171 8 minutes ago
10/27/2016 - Four Way Street
by RodCarroll 11 minutes ago
Key to becoming GM. Stay single as hell!
by kingofshedinjas 13 minutes ago
is anand the greatest player of 21st century?
by alexm2310 16 minutes ago
by brokenw1f1 17 minutes ago
by zerk23 26 minutes ago
Mods, get rid of the forum spoilers.
by FantasticMrFoxy 29 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
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!