We need more amateurs to post their annotated games.


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #901

    learnateverygame

    an example of 'cat and mouse' game. A term I known from IM Silman's article : It means, kill helpless opponent slowly, don't take any chances ;)

    I hope that lower rated players (all of us included !) will stop doing rash things after they win material, and instead, slowly improve position until finally we ready to finish the game.

     

    Thx, C & F appreciated !

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #902

    RyanCko

    @  learnateverygame , Thanks! Ifeel the same way. I usually expect my opponent to resign when he's a rook down, although I've played some 1800+FIDE players OTB who refuse to resign until its a checkmate in #1. Makes me wonder how badly they think I will blunder a winning position. 

    Here is an endgame Q+pawns vs Q+pawns&passpawn.

     

     

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #903

    RyanCko

    We had another game ,using KID, a line I am very familiar with. I actually think he was winning at one point, but didn't capitalize on it. 

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #904

    RyanCko

    @learnateverygame , That's cool, I like to play the hunt variation against alekhine's :).

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #905

    GIex

    learnateverygame wrote:

    an example of 'cat and mouse' game. A term I known from IM Silman's article : It means, kill helpless opponent slowly, don't take any chances ;)


    4.Nxd5 looks very pointless to me, also 6.c3, 8.0-0 (castling under attack), 9.Re1 (no minor pieces can cooperate with the rook along the e file; moreover it is short and will become even shorter after ...e4), 14.b3 (only weakening queenside light squares with no obvious purpose. 14.g4 instead threatens to opens the e file for the rook and in case of 14...g6? White have 15.d3!), 19.Ba3 (giving up the exchange with no compensation), 21.Kxe1 (blocking the rook on e2 where it is nothing more than a possible target), 25.Bd4 (dooming the bishop to inactivity from now on and forfeiting the endgame, as White's c pawn that gives White chances on the queenside is now tied to the bishop's defense).

    Your opponent wasn't practically putting up any fight. It was a good decision of yours not to force the game.

    However you could have also played some moves differently. 14...a6 is not a good idea because you have the center and the initiative, and all you have to do is to fully mobilize and crack your opponent. 14...Nd7 is much better, with ...Rae8 and ...Ne5 to come. 15.Nb5? is pointless as a "threat" for White as it further compromises his king safety, and should White exchange on d6 you get an extra central pawn, and Black - two wasted tempi.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #906

    marcocasino

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #907

    learnateverygame

    @ marco : your opponent I think made a blunder a lot, as missing Nxf7, hangs the d4 knight.

    Well, against lower rated player, fried liver attack may work, but against people with 1700++, its likely to fail.

    Cheers, have a foster !

     

    @ glex : thanks for the feedback, after seeing your response, now I certain that Nb5 was a wasted threat. Thanks !

     

    @Ryan : itu Rc4 I didn't expect. Now I know 1 more trick in endgame :) for me I think taking on c5 was mistake as he doubles his c pawn on an open file, which is terrible weakness, and I think if you can manouver the knight to attack the dark bishop or force him to exchange, his c4 and c5 pawn will be goner :D

    game bagus !

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #908

    Gump647

    Lol, I can't get enough of this. I love when I pull off a scholarsmate! Definitely my favorite scholarsmate pattern. And please note, my rank is not accurate; It has been a long time since I played bullet, and I have improved since, therefore my bullet rating is lower than it should be.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #909

    GIex

    This is not actually the Scholar's Mate. This is the Parham Attack, or the Wayward Queen Attack as it is also known. GM Hikaru Nakamura is a grandmaster that has studied this opening and has played it successfully.

     

    It is an opening that, although developing the queen early, forces Black to defend instead of seeking more active counterplay. 3.Bc4 should be met by either 3...g6 creating kingside dark squares' weakness and comitting to a kingside fianchetto, or by 3...Qe7/3...Qf6 which slows down Black's development. A common idea for White is to develop his king's knight to e2 instead of f3, which gives White different options for handling the center and/or preparing an attack.

     

    Very interesting opening, not very conventional but with challenging themes for both sides. I used to play it often before I gave up 1.e4 in favor of 1.d4.

     

    Here are three games I played with this opening a long time ago:

     

     

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #910

    marcocasino

    HI

    thanks for previous analysis.

    please check this game and give advice. I have new improved audio so i am audible please like video if you like my annotation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6kBjY8w-ZM&feature=plcp&context=C428bfc1VDvjVQa1PpcFP3B8p2h3VZsn5bBtETiOQHqaF_qDTd7QM%3D

    5 minute chess with IMPROVED AUDIO. At last i worked out how to capture my audio at a high enough quality for youtube.  On the other hand I messed up my first game with good audio in a sicilian that sort of turned into a french opening. I then chose not to castle but to push my H pawn for an attack. I paid dearly.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #911

    learnateverygame

    @ marco : I think you made a mistake by letting your bishop on a6 to be traded, as you need some activity, and you launch one of those desperate attacks (I have done that b4, and failed sometimes) which won't work, because he had 2-3 pieces to defend that, while the only thing that attack his king is your rook and pawn, so thats doomed to fail. I think its better not to trade pieces when you're not fully developed, and the 'I expect the opponent to blunder' and 'he had to take eventhough he's not obliged to' disease affects us all, so just trained more, and I think you can get better (all of us can) Wink 

     

    a game (2 min) with some tactical puzzle later :

    White's last move looked normal, but can you spot the tactical shot ?
    Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it ! Laughing
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #912

    marcocasino

    @learnateverygame cheers for the comments. i will train.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #913

    ChessforFunn

    I got it! I'm going to give a hint.

    "The bishop has nothing to do with the shot."

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #914

    Gump647

    @Glex thank you very much about playing the Parham attack. I have been playing this one for a while, just thinking it was a fairly effective line. Now I know the true name and application in a couple scenarios.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #915

    xiaopb

    An analysis of one of my games.  Scandinavian defense, a good endgame from black, and a missed opportunity for an oddball Légal trap.  
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #916

    marcocasino

    how can i improve against this opening. i was lucky my opponent blundered but b4 that surely there is an improvement on e6. Or did i make a mistake b4 that?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvDajmDh4z0&feature=plcp&context=C40a995fVDvjVQa1PpcFP3B8p2h3VZsn5bBtETiOQHqaF_qDTd7QM%3D

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #917

    NachtWulf

    marcocasino wrote:

     

    how can i improve against this opening. i was lucky my opponent blundered but b4 that surely there is an improvement on e6. Or did i make a mistake b4 that?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvDajmDh4z0&feature=plcp&context=C40a995fVDvjVQa1PpcFP3B8p2h3VZsn5bBtETiOQHqaF_qDTd7QM%3D


    For convenience, here's the game:

     

    By the way, Nf6 was the blunder. Instead, d6, a6, Nc6, or perhaps even e5 would have been better. Also, white could have won your queen with 16. Bd3 followed by 17. h3.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #918

    the_cheradenine

    I've annotated another one of my recent OTB games:

    http://blog.chess.com/the_cheradenine/the-next-to-last-mistake-part-ii

    The game was rich with various positional ideas, but the play was far from perfect. We both made mistakes and this is what makes it a nice learning experience. Check it out if you're into the French defense.

    As usual, most important moves are followed by comments and explanations in the game-viewer.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #919

    jetfighter13

    Though this is a game against the computer, I feel proud of this game because I was able to win it even though I had to make my moves quickly

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #920

    Namssob

    Here is one of my recent wins as Black.  Although when I played this game I was rated 1251, it's only because I had several "time-out" wins. I am guessing right now I'm actually a 1000-1100 rated player.


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