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tournament game I drew when I was winning in end

  • #1

    I was black.

     

    Part of the reason why we both blundered near the end (though mostly me Dx) was because of time pressure. But yeah I could've won this game by a checkmate in 2 in that end position instead of stalemating if I had thought it through some more and saw the checkmate in 2 and that taking the pawn at the end would be stalemate. The mate in 2 would be to move the rook to the same file as the pawn that my king wasn't attacking, and then taking the pawn with checkmate as was shown to me less than a minute after the game was over. 

     

    This was still a great game besides the horrible silly blunder of mine at the very end. I would like an analysis. Please and thank you.

  • #2

    You misunderstand. If you want to learn something here, you have to examine your game first.

    You are supposed to make your best attempt to provide the analysis, identifying positions where you had questions.

    Other people check your analysis and may offer suggestions.

    / If you do examine it calmly, you will see how you were losing for much of the game.

     

      After 44 Rd8, it's pretty much all over except for the spite checks.

  • #3

    Maybe this will help you:

    Strength            White   Black

    Excellent              40       45

    Good                   11         3

    Inaccuracy (?!)       5         5

    Mistake (?)             1        1

    Blunder (??)            5        4

    Forced                    0        4

    Best Move           42.1%   53.7%

    Avg. Diff               1.59      1.01

  • #4

    I didn't look at the whole thing, but I didn't think it was a bad game for the rating.  You made your dark square bishop into a big pawn when you didn't need too, and that will kill you quite often, but its not really a perfect game to teach that principle since white played very poorly and didnt have a ready way to exploit.  

  • #5
    notmtwain wrote:

    You misunderstand. If you want to learn something here, you have to examine your game first.

    You are supposed to make your best attempt to provide the analysis, identifying positions where you had questions.

    Other people check your analysis and may offer suggestions.

    / If you do examine it calmly, you will see how you were losing for much of the game.

     

      After 44 Rd8, it's pretty much all over except for the spite checks.

    I understand. It's just that I posted this game at around 2 A.M., and didn't really have the time to write an analysis of my own game or much details in general. it seems my biggest blunders were moving my bishop out of the way of my opponent's rook on move 41, which I did because I miscalculated a line that involved bringing my rook to g1 to try to promote my pawn or at least exchange rook, and of course my last move of the game which forced stalemate. It was just when I moved my bishop on move 41 that I seemed to be inherently  losing, which was a very close call to being checkmate as I again miscalculated and didn't see that my opponent had more undefendable checks after the first one. As well, my pawn sac on move 36 was not sound although I guess I was really looking to get the f3 pawn out of my way.

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