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  • #281
    aman_makhija wrote:

    I agree with all, except #2. Why can't you learn from your opponent's mistakes. 

    Often times at beginner and intermediate level, many games are won, even though you don't deserve to win them. So, you might have lost a pawn in the middlegame, but your opponent blundered a mating net in the endgame, much later. Then you need to find where you made a mistake while losing your pawn.

    This happens very often at begginners level, and intermediate (like me!)

     

    Well said Aman. Your post is a strong argument, as reviewing our mistakes (made in games won or lost) seems in keeping with the spirit of the rule: "...we learn the most when we review our losses" . However, it appears the rule/guideline was regarding "posting", not "analyzing" , ...learning. Learn from all your games, yet don't boast or gloat online, ...seems to be the emphasis ("If you really want to post a game..."). Fine guidelines, IMO.

    "2.  Post a lot games that you lost, a few that were draws, and on occasion those that you won.  While it is more fun to gloat over our wins than suffer under our losses, we learn the most when we review our losses.  If you really want to post a game where you crushed your opponent, consider the game showcase forum."

    Why don't we say, ...when Posting Games for member feedback & input, focus on losses, honestly critical of errors (mishandling opening, middle-game & endgame structures, positional & tactical blunders/losing moves, ...while earnest in seeking advice), analyse as many games as you can (particularly slower time controls) and focus on all mistakes (so as not to repeat them) when analyzing your games happy.png .

     

  • #282

    This is beautiful thank you

  • #283

    How do I post a game? I am accessing the site via Android if that matters

  • #284
    EnigmaKitty wrote:

    How do I post a game? I am accessing the site via Android if that matters

     

    You can't from the app. Depending on your screen size, you might be able to from the browser. I've done it from my phone but it isn't easy. That interface was designed with larger screens in mind.

  • #285
  • #286
    anaxagoras wrote:

    Welcome to the Game Analysis forum

     

    The purpose of this forum is improvement at chess!  We can all improve at chess when we share meaningful questions and examples from our past losses, draws, and a few of our wins.  In order to get the most out of posting your game at the analysis forum, follow these guidelines:

     

    1.  Annotate your game yourself before you post!  By annotate we mean the addition of your thoughts, commentary, and possible variations.  In order to receive accurate feedback, we must know what you were thinking as you played the game, and what you think of it now.  It often happens that a right move was made for the wrong reason: knowing your thought process is the only way to bring this to light!

     

    2.  Post a lot games that you lost, a few that were draws, and on occasion those that you won.  While it is more fun to gloat over our wins than suffer under our losses, we learn the most when we review our losses.  If you really want to post a game where you crushed your opponent, consider the game showcase forum.

     

    3.  Don't look at a chess engine for analysis until after you have analyzed the game with others at chess.com; the same goes for those reviewing.  If you are adding analysis found with the aid of a chess engine, make it known.

     

    4.  In addition to your thoughts, commentary, and possible variations, here are some of the most common symbols for annotating a chess game:

     

    !!    An extremely strong move, often game winning.

    !     A great move

    !?    A speculative move, possibly strong but more analysis is needed.

    ?!    A dubious move, prossibly weak but more analysis is needed. 

    ?     A bad move

    ??    A blunder, equivalent to hanging a piece.

    +-   White is winning.

    +/- White has a significant edge.

    +/= White has a small edge.

    =     Equality.

    =/+  Black has a small edge.

    -/+  Black has a significant edge.

    -+    Black is winning.

     

    5.  Never post a game or a position from a game that is ongoing.  Asking for help with ongoing games is unsportsmanlike and unethical.  Need we say more?

    wow 10 years ago! =)

  • #287

    well there are a lot of possibe ways that you can solve the problems! =(

  • #288

    anyways spamming is kind of not fun! #=cry

     

    [so, please don't spam -- MOD]

  • #289

    I'm sorry, but how exactly can I make notes in my game? When I post the PGN code, it doesnt allow for editing afterwards. Am I doing something wrong?

  • #290
    Martin_Stahl wrote:
    EnigmaKitty wrote:

    How do I post a game? I am accessing the site via Android if that matters

     

    You can't from the app. Depending on your screen size, you might be able to from the browser. I've done it from my phone but it isn't easy. That interface was designed with larger screens in mind.

    Martin_Stahl

    Hello Martin,
    May I please second post #260 (below) and graciously request an answer from someone in the know?


    printscharming
    #260 Dec 25, 2015 wrote:
    "Wow, ran across this post today, looking for some advice on game analysis. Had not ever thought about posting any of my games, but after reading this great forum, I might consider. I was trying to see where to post a question. Hopefully, I can do that here.
    Question:
    Is there anyway to have moves time stamped? I tend to lose many games on time and in reviewing my games, I'd like to see where that time was spent. Then, maybe I can take a closer look as to what I was thinking, seeing, or considering at that point."

    Thank you most kindly Martin! Your knowledge is always appreciated here 😊!
    Cheers!
    zeno

  • #291

    The move timestamps for Live are included in the game and can be downloaded with the PGN now.

  • #292

    Thank you Martin!! I just learned something new about v3!! That is too cool. 

    Much appreciated!

    zeno

  • #293

    How do you annotate games??

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