We need more amateurs to post their annotated games.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #3521


    isayoldboy wrote:

    Hey SeanLukePicard, I'm trying to see how 4... a6? allows you to skip h3. I can't see it though. Do you mind explaining it to me?

    4...a6 is a very questionable move. God knows what he was playing at.

    4... a6 was intended to prevent my bishop pinning his Knight after it comes out but not bringing the knight out means 5... dxe5 is the best response after 5. Nxe5 that stops Legal's Mate after which I take his bishop with my Queen which could be gaurded by a Knight had his 4th move developed the Queen's Knight instead of preparing to develop it.

    Hope this is helpful.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #3522


    I see now. Had he a knight on f6 things would be very different.

    I took my analysis set out and had a look at the position. What a neat little trap this is. Thanks a lot for taking the time out to reply, your analysis is very useful to me.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #3523


    No problem, I'm wondering if you meant Knight on c6 but you seem to understand the trap.  A Knight to f6 is the other possiblility you may encounter on Black's 4th move instead of Bishop to g4 which negates the trap.  My opponent's early Bishop deployment was somewhat questionable more so than if it happend on Black's 4th turn.  

    My observations show the trap is effective in the 800-1300 range.  To higher rated the trap is obvious or they know of it, lower rated like a safer position so they default to a reliable strategy they know well.  But there are exceptions in both cases so prove me wrong if your up to the task.

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  • 7 months ago · Quote · #3526


    this is a 3 minutes blitz game i played recently
  • 6 months ago · Quote · #3527


    In many games I see or play a player with initiative actualy taking action to achieve his goals instead of reacticting to such. These Chess players often recieve superior positions to rule the board with.  In positions where you can challenge that initiative it is one's soul duty to say "If I can't have it, neither can you."
    In this game I am able to hold and eventualy win a game against an average 1400 rated player by challenging his control of key squares and looking for well coordinated positions I could achieve with the Black pieces.
    Game 1 - Theme: Initiative
  • 6 months ago · Quote · #3528


    It is my belief that the materialy handicaped side is not doomed to be equal or weak to the materialy superior side. In this game White can achieve a superior position despite being a pawn down due to the coordination and active pieces combined with gaining control of key squares.
    Theme:  Positional Compensation
    Note: My rating is sub-1000 due to a time loss on 100+ Games as I do not have A premium account to protect form that.  Refer to previous games for actual rating.  Also I may start posting using my Alt account Wolf_Rayet since I can not join tournaments.
  • 5 months ago · Quote · #3529


    An idea robbing the Sicilian of its standard tactical lines in the early game.
    This is an extreamly detaied and thouroughly analyzed game so skim or read thoroughly as you please. I believe this game has some educational value to it so I'm going to share all my thoughts.
    This game starts out with a battle on both color squares but becomes centrally focused on Dark square control in which Both sides become very focused on winning those critical outposts and attack points.  I have to contribute this the two terrible LSBs on the board with no truly active squares therefore acting as support pieces.
  • 5 months ago · Quote · #3530


    panafricain wrote:


    A bullet game I played against a stronger opponent. The game is worth for the final combination

    20.Qb3 is much better than Qa4

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  • 5 months ago · Quote · #3532


    Essential Endgame Technique:

    I believe that endgame technique is one of the defining characteristics in each skill braket within chess, being able to use advantages considered minor at lower levels of play such as a pawn or 2 in material and cleverly using domination and common tactics such as triangualtion and zugzwang to out play your opponent is the essential key to acending above the 1400 rating "barrier" that I struggled with for months.

    Game 1(Using the 1 pawn advantage in a K+5 vs K+4):  Wolf_Rayet vs Bigdukesix 1-0

    Game 2(Playing for a draw may win you the game): Wolf_Rayet vs. TimBitHauler 1-0

    [Includes Draw technique with K+N+P vs. K+R]

    [Includes Winning Technique for K+Q vs. K+R]

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #3533


    My last game

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #3534


    This game is interesting

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  • 2 months ago · Quote · #3536


    George1st wrote: Not bad, eh?

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #3537


    At this game I manage to do a mat over the board

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