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how could i have won this game??

  • #1
    [Event "birdman711 vs. mike4081"] [Site " Chess.com"] [Date "Oct 18, 2017"] [White "birdman711"] [Black "mike4081"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1456"] [BlackElo "1333"] [TimeControl "1 in 0 day"] [SetUp "1"] [Termination "birdman711 won by checkmate"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bc4 a6 4. O-O d5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Re1+ Be7 7. Be2 Nf6 8. d4 c4 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Nc3 Nc6 11. b3 b5 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Ne4 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. bxc4 Qxe5 17. cxb5 axb5 18. Bd3 f5 19. Rb1 Bd7 20. c4 Rab8 21. cxb5 Bxb5 22. Qb3+ Rf7 23. Bxb5 Kh8 24. Qxf7 Rxb5 25. Qf8# 1-0 Sent from my Android this game really pissed me off, analysis shows I played nearly perfect moves up till the last couple moves. very frustrating to say the least.
  • #2

    ok how does one go about getting the game on one of those auto players so you can just hit play and the pieces all move in sequence and such what an awful feeling I absolutely play to win and I hate to lose.

  • #3

    Check out this #chess game: birdman711 vs mike4081 - https://www.chess.com/live/game/2377880524

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  • #5

    Usually advancing ...c4 to avoid a trade at the d4-square is wrong, such as in the Colle System, and I'm fairly sure it was wrong here. It loses a tempo and overextends your pawn. If you're going to do that, I'd recommend just taking the offered pawn with 11...cxb3 instead of 11...b5 to back up the overextended pawn.

    The real mistake was 12...Nxe5, which allows your semi-pinned knight to be attacked at f6. Much better was 12...Bb7 or 12...Bd2, though you still have problems from your earlier pawn push. After playing 13...Ne4 you lose your c4-pawn, then it's all over.

    And last but certainly not least is what you already know: Watch out for back rank mates. You should have biffed that bishop at g5 earlier with say 10...h6, which creates Luft for your king in case it needs it later on, which it did.

  • #6

    You blundered a piece on move 21, and your move 20 seems to be based on the idea of playing your move 21 blunder, so these were your losing mistakes. 

     

    I don't think this is a really complex or illustrative game to examine, but you just gotta be aware that whenever your king is on g8/g1 and you've pushed your f-pawn, there will be checks on the opened diagonal. 

  • #7

    Sqod wrote:

     

    thank you
  • #8

    Sqod wrote:

    Usually advancing ...c5 to avoid a trade at the d4-square is wrong, such as in the Colle System, and I'm fairly sure it was wrong here. It loses a tempo and overextends your pawn. If you're going to do that, I'd recommend just taking the offered pawn with 11...cxb3 instead of 11...b5 to back up the overextended pawn.

    The real mistake was 12...Nxe5, which allows your semi-pinned knight to be attacked at f6. Much better was 12...Bb7 or 12...Bd2, though you still have problems from your earlier pawn push. After playing 13...Ne4 you lose your c4-pawn, then it's all over.

    And last but certainly not least is what you already know: Watch out for back rank mates. You should have biffed that bishop at g5 earlier with say 10...h6, which creates Luft for your king in case it needs it later on, which it did.

    Sqod wrote: Usually advancing ...c5 to avoid a trade at the d4-square is wrong, such as in the Colle System, and I'm fairly sure it was wrong here. It loses a tempo and overextends your pawn. If you're going to do that, I'd recommend just taking the offered pawn with 11...cxb3 instead of 11...b5 to back up the overextended pawn. My thinking at the time was to take away space from my opponent and make it more difficult for him to develop. Also I couldn't recapture so the move seemed advantageous at the time. The real mistake was 12...Nxe5, which allows your semi-pinned knight to be attacked at f6. I felt under pressure to dislodge the knight, I really didn't want his knight hanging around and since my knight was at the time undefended it was a quick take on my part. I didn't give it much thought, to be honest. Much better was 12...Bb7 or 12...Bd2, though you still have problems from your earlier pawn push. ok After playing 13...Ne4 you lose your c4-pawn, then it's all over.And last but certainly not least is what you already know: Watch out for back rank mates. You should have biffed that bishop at g5 earlier with say 10...h6, which creates Luft for your king in case it needs it later on, which it did.
  • #9

    dpnorman wrote:

    You blundered a piece on move 21, and your move 20 seems to be based on the idea of playing your move 21 blunder, so these were your losing mistakes. 

     

    I don't think this is a really complex or illustrative game to examine, but you just gotta be aware that whenever your king is on g8/g1 and you've pushed your f-pawn, there will be checks on the opened diagonal. 

    insightful thank you
  • #10

    dpnorman wrote:

    You blundered a piece on move 21, and your move 20 seems to be based on the idea of playing your move 21 blunder, so these were your losing mistakes. 

     

    I don't think this is a really complex or illustrative game to examine, but you just gotta be aware that whenever your king is on g8/g1 and you've pushed your f-pawn, there will be checks on the opened diagonal. 

    thank you all for the insight and advice I found it very helpful
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