We need more amateurs to post their annotated games.

  • #801
    marcocasino wrote:

     

    Hi 

    I just started a chess channel on you tube and would love to share some of my live chess games and get some feedback.

    heres my first video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIzGatHhlGE&list=UUE3LfMvrt4N_CBvyidERhjA&index=1&feature=plcp

    Would love to build a community where we can share each others videos and comment on them.... 

     


    This is a very good idea. Making a video can save much time on typing, and it's possible to say what you think while showing it on the board.

    I have watched your video. It was an interesting game. I think your opponent misplayd the opening, you developed quickly and had good center control, after that your game was almost won, especially after you won a pawn and got ahead in material too.

    Maybe 15.hxg3 could have been better instead of 15.fxg3, so that you could have increased your influence in the center.

    15...Re2 is a mistake by Black. On your 16th move, you could have played 16.Bc4, winning a tempo on the rook, forcing it to retreat along the e file (16...Rc2? 17.Bd3 winning the rook or winning Black's knight for the c3 pawn).

    After that you had a good advantage and respectively won. Simplifying couldn't have helped Black, he also had no threats. 24...g5?? is the move he lost with, because that move let you win the f6 pawn. Black shoulsn't have advanced on the kingside, he should have tried to lock it, and to activate his king to try to help his pieces defend against your queenside pawn majority. Then it was a matter of time for you to win Laughing

  • #802

    I finally noticed that tha a4 pawn was hanging lol, then I found that I missed the Nxe7 at move 19. with Nxe7 if Kxe7 then Nf5 check winning the game.

  • #803
    learnateverygame wrote:

     

    A game where I got a lot of learning exp today :)


    As a side note, after 2...Nc6 it's the Old Sicilian. I used to play it often, but later abandoned it in favor of other openings. It later transformed into a Maroczy bind formation, something that Black could (and maybe should) have avoided with 13...b5 instead of 13...Rc8. The queen maneuvers Black did afterwards didn't help him improve his development, and he could have omitted them in favor of ...Bh6 or ...Rg8.

    After 18.c4, you had a very good position. After Black castling at his weakened kingside with 23...0-0?, it was a good idea to use the rook lift against Black's weak king position, but maybe you could have played Rf3 before f4-f5, and you could have the option not to play f4-f5 at all in order to keep control over e5 and g5, and because ...e5 after f5 from Black could have closed the position, something that could have made your attack more difficult.

    It's bad that you didn't play 26.Raf1 as you intended, and that you made a mistake at move 28. Black was then able to win material and then he had a fine game. Anyway, until then you played well, and maybe you would have won otherwise.

    About the a4 pawn: maybe Black didn't notice that too, but even it it was otherwise, he shouldn't go pawn grabbing while his king is under attack Laughing

  • #804
    learnateverygame wrote:

     

    A game where I got a lot of learning exp today :)


    I may be wrong... but I think your "blunder" was salvagable if 29 - Nxc6 you threaten his queen and if he doesn't take your knight you come out of the queen exchange a piece up. If he does you have time to move your queen to safety, having swapped a knight for a bishop...

    Might be missing something, and even if not I would really doubt I would have seen that in game.

  • #805
    GIex wrote:
    learnateverygame wrote:

     

    A game where I got a lot of learning exp today :)


    As a side note, after 2...Nc6 it's the Old Sicilian. I used to play it often, but later abandoned it in favor of other openings. It later transformed into a Maroczy bind formation, something that Black could (and maybe should) have avoided with 13...b5 instead of 13...Rc8. The queen maneuvers Black did afterwards didn't help him improve his development, and he could have omitted them in favor of ...Bh6 or ...Rg8.

    After 18.c4, you had a very good position. After Black castling at his weakened kingside with 23...0-0?, it was a good idea to use the rook lift against Black's weak king position, but maybe you could have played Rf3 before f4-f5, and you could have the option not to play f4-f5 at all in order to keep control over e5 and g5, and because ...e5 after f5 from Black could have closed the position, something that could have made your attack more difficult.

    It's bad that you didn't play 26.Raf1 as you intended, and that you made a mistake at move 28. Black was then able to win material and then he had a fine game. Anyway, until then you played well, and maybe you would have won otherwise.

    About the a4 pawn: maybe Black didn't notice that too, but even it it was otherwise, he shouldn't go pawn grabbing while his king is under attack


    well by playing f5, I was intending to lock the f6 pawn, and make it weakness so I can target with knight and queen, but alas no cigar :)

  • #806
    learnateverygame wrote:

     

    A game where I got a lot of learning exp today :)


    any ways u were a exchange down 

  • #807

    this was my welcome game (and still the only game I have actually completed on here). The annotations are my reading of the game.

  • #808

    well done TeePeeDee

    you played not like a 1200 at all Laughing

    most of your moves in the game are good

    I think instead of Qd7 your opponent could play Nd4, but after Qd3 with c3 coming, your position is alright.

     

    Nice game!

  • #809
    learnateverygame wrote:

    ..you played not like a 1200 at all..

    ...I think instead of Qd7 your opponent could play Nd4, but after Qd3 with c3 coming, your position is alright....

    ...Nice game!


    Thanks, I guess it is too early to figure out what my actual rating should be (beyond this unrated game the only other 2 games I have played on here both ended in my favour because of time outs). This is my first non computer/smart phone (sadly my smart phone proves to be smarter than me even on what are supposed to be fairly simple levels) game in a long time.

    His knight on d4 would have definitely given me more problems... I was glad when I was able to push the c pawn to protect it.

  • #810
    GIex wrote:
    marcocasino wrote:

     

    Hi 

    I just started a chess channel on you tube and would love to share some of my live chess games and get some feedback.

    heres my first video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIzGatHhlGE&list=UUE3LfMvrt4N_CBvyidERhjA&index=1&feature=plcp

    Would love to build a community where we can share each others videos and comment on them.... 

     


    This is a very good idea. Making a video can save much time on typing, and it's possible to say what you think while showing it on the board.

    I have watched your video. It was an interesting game. I think your opponent misplayd the opening, you developed quickly and had good center control, after that your game was almost won, especially after you won a pawn and got ahead in material too.

    Maybe 15.hxg3 could have been better instead of 15.fxg3, so that you could have increased your influence in the center.

    15...Re2 is a mistake by Black. On your 16th move, you could have played 16.Bc4, winning a tempo on the rook, forcing it to retreat along the e file (16...Rc2? 17.Bd3 winning the rook or winning Black's knight for the c3 pawn).

    After that you had a good advantage and respectively won. Simplifying couldn't have helped Black, he also had no threats. 24...g5?? is the move he lost with, because that move let you win the f6 pawn. Black shoulsn't have advanced on the kingside, he should have tried to lock it, and to activate his king to try to help his pieces defend against your queenside pawn majority. Then it was a matter of time for you to win


    thx Glex for the feedback

  • #811

    Learnateverygame, in your last posted game, 19. Nxe7 seems to get met by a rude shock with 19...f5!  Your Nd4 can't really move without losing an exchange and correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see an outright knockout for you with your e4 pawn clogging the e file.

  • #812

    Yes

    jetfighter13 wrote:

    how bout th edouble exclam move ,does it deserve those


     Yes, most definately!! Money mouthMoney mouth

    I could learn a lot from this thread.....

  • #813
    theweaponking wrote:

    Learnateverygame, in your last posted game, 19. Nxe7 seems to get met by a rude shock with 19...f5!  Your Nd4 can't really move without losing an exchange and correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see an outright knockout for you with your e4 pawn clogging the e file.


    20.  Nexf5 seems good enough.

  • #814
    hrb264 wrote:

    thanks glex, and you're right, i'm really not good at the short term calculation stuff. not really sure how i can improve this?


     Lasker had some simple advice: "When you see a good move,... look for a better one!"

    If you've got troubles it usually comes down to impulssivity, or lack of self control! It might be nerves or ego etc... Whatever, Laskers advice really helps!

     I find that being perfect is more about feeling perfect .... I was just reading some of Anands tips from a link from his wiki page and he says what can serve as distraction is trying to work out the game to it's infinte extent: go easy onyourself and simply check for a better move each time!

     My mate told me about the rule of nines... 9/10 times you won't have hit the perfect note. It's an exaggeration but it is basically saying what Lasker is saying and waht Kasparov said in his book HOW LIFE IMMITATES CHESS:"Unfortunately there are more ways to do a thing wrong that to do it right."

     

     Assimilate that idea, ... have a coke, have a smile and box on! Money mouthMoney mouth

  • #815
    Analysis and sharpen intuition: Intuition is often used as a substitute for calculation. If there is some move that’s winning, and you know it’s winning, that’s not intuition. Intuition is when you make leaps into the dark. But it’s very difficult to draw lines between intuition and strategic thinking. If you calculate a lot, even if you don’t get till the end, your guess is going to be better.

    Another tip from Anand, http://www.pluggd.in/entrepreneurship/startup-inspirations-from-viswanathan-anand-chess-champ-855/

     

    Some good tips here!!

  • #816
    Obviously I am not playing Karpov or the like but it still helps to look at methods of finishing. "KNOW ALL MATING PATTERNS", they say!
  • #817

    nice game onparole! I think that your opponent got greedy, and forget about his development. He could have played better moves, and after Bd6, it was hard trying to save the position. I think with Nc6 instead of 5...Bd6, he could play d6 next and keep a bind at e5 for a bit. With careful play I think black can hold on, and your opponent blundered. Congrats

  • #818

     

     

    Chargrined is me... HELP: I lost again to this guy last night, ... as white again! D'oH!!

    I will post that too, btw!! I will try and first add a little more insight as this one here was very sparse but I wasn't sure what to write as I waffled on in the last few! All good I s'pose... I thought keep it simple as I probably only made some big errors here and there so there you go!

    Innocent

  • #819

     

    He challenged me again,this time,Im playing White

     

  • #820
    shoop2 wrote:
    theweaponking wrote:

    Learnateverygame, in your last posted game, 19. Nxe7 seems to get met by a rude shock with 19...f5!  Your Nd4 can't really move without losing an exchange and correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see an outright knockout for you with your e4 pawn clogging the e file.


    20.  Nexf5 seems good enough.


    well I think your move is good enough, but I think with Nxc6 bxc6 and white is ok, he wins a pawn and the position ready to be opened up. Nexf5 is ok too, threat the bishop and guards the knight on d4 as well.

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