We need more amateurs to post their annotated games.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #901


    A recent game, time control was 30mins. My opponent was very experienced and I was surprised on the gameplay he delivered. My best guess was that he was feeling sick and couldn't calculate properly.
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #902


    @Ryan : game bagus ! 

    I also don't understand the Nh7 move, and Bd7 was blunder, as it gives white free pawn, and king is stuck in center. After move 21 for me, I think that white is definitely better, and the worst result he could get is draw.

    All I can say is well done on playing this, as the ending is an easy 'unggul material jauh' win Tongue out

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #903


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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #905


    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 · #906


    @  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 · #907


    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 · #908


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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #909


    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.

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #911


    @ 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 · #912


    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 · #913


    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 · #914



    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.


    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 · #915


    @ 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 · #916


    @learnateverygame cheers for the comments. i will train.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #917


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

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #918


    @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 · #919


    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 · #920


    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?


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