Review request of newbie game

adumbrate

lets play a game that you can analyze. I am rated 2000 in blitz. anyone?

Kman413

AlisonHart, Here is an artical on the e4 opening. White was played by Paul Morphy. At the time, there was no official world championship competition, but there was no doubt Morphy was the strongest player in the world, travelling to Europe and defeating all of his opponents decisively. Morphy began the game with his usual starting move - 1.e4. This was by far the most common first move when the game was played. Later players begin to appreciate the value of other first moves, such as 1.d4, 1.Nf3, and 1.c4.

I would study "Chess Openings" if I were you. It may make you a better chess player. But I have my doubts.

AlisonHart

1.e4 is fine, obviously - it was considered the *ONLY* first move for a very long time; I just get a little bit annoyed with the mantra that all beginners should play e4, and your suggestion that it 'can lead to a fast checkmate' sounded like the scholar's mate rather than opening theory. 

 

I think you misunderstand my level of learning and ability - which is not necessarily good but is substantially above the baseline beginner level. Of course I admire Morphy and his legendary '1.e4 2.sac 3.sac 4.sac 5.mate' style, but, personally, trying to play like that killed my chess when I first started.....because aggression is not my natural inclination. I like to get squares - lots and lots of squares - use them to win pawns and use those to win endgames. Beginners are given very cookie-cutter advice "Play e4, study tactics, try to checkmate quickly" - which is all fine, but there are budding positional players out there who should play d4 and try to win weak squares (and study tactics...). There's more to chess than hacking and saccing, afer all. 

Louis-Holtzhausen

Keep these two important questions in mind:

  1. Are there any tactics in the position?
  2. How can I improve my position?
Of course you need to be in control of the first question before you can move on to the 2nd question. These two questions are powerful because they can guide your thinking process when you don't know what to do.
GriffiN75

I think the biggest piece of advice is to have a plan and make moves that have a purpose unlike your move on move 10 (b3).

GriffiN75
Khallyx wrote:
FrankieValdez000 wrote:

this guy reported me because i FINALLY beat him after like 7 games. Khallyx is the definition of sore loser.

I was just kidding. Jesus, take a chill pill.

I find it funny that you actually took the time to find a thread of mine to post that nonsense in. So ludicrous, I'd be a bit ashamed.

No offense but that doesn't sound like a joke.

Khallyx
GriffiN75 wrote:
Khallyx wrote:
FrankieValdez000 wrote:

this guy reported me because i FINALLY beat him after like 7 games. Khallyx is the definition of sore loser.

I was just kidding. Jesus, take a chill pill.

I find it funny that you actually took the time to find a thread of mine to post that nonsense in. So ludicrous, I'd be a bit ashamed.

No offense but that doesn't sound like a joke.

No offense, but you don't know what was said, so you're talking out of your ass here.