We need more amateurs to post their annotated games.


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1521

    MSC157

    Tnx, I will, the next game will come on Friday (or maybe Saturday) :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1522

    Yereslov

    This is a terrible game on my part.

     
    This game is funny. It was meant to be a twenty minute game, but I only played five minutes of that time format. My opponent only had a few seconds.



  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1523

    PortlandPatzer

    Yereslov wrote:

    This is a terrible game on my part.

     
     
    This game is funny. It was meant to be a twenty minute game, but I only played five minutes of that time format. My opponent only had a few seconds.



    18... e4 places White in a position similar to a Neo-Grunfeld position. 6. c5?! is dubious as in this line, Black not only has no worries of cxd5 giving White a big center, but allows the eventual ...e5 move, weakening d4 permanently. This Black move was typically played by Kasparov with the Black pieces to good success. However against Deep Fritz in the man vx. machine tournament, Kasparov played c5 as White even though in preparation the programmers had entered all his annotated games. About 15 moves later, he plays Kh1 after 0-0 and causes the computer to analyze the position for 30 minutes, with the game eventually ending in a draw.

    For an idea of play occuring with the e4 push as black, look back several pages at the game between ZekesGhost and Vengence69 which was a winning position for Black and see how the board looked after Black plays e4. All of Whites pieces are bogged down with no counterplay activities (disregard everything following about move 20 forward).

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1524

    blowerd

     

    It would be good if someone can analyise this for me.  Fairly detailed commentry is given in the game. BTW I am black in this game hence I have flipped the board over. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1525

    ithothothoi

    Please rate my game, I think it was a good attacking display with a couple of sax, but also plenty to improve on. 

     

    After analysis turns out most of my moves where blunders and untill his last move of Kg3 i was defo losing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1526

    nswwsn

    This is a game I should have lost but my opponent made severe blunders at the end. I was wondering if this was do to some unsound moves in the opening or if those moves were in fact ok but I was just out played the rest of the game. Please comment with general advice.



  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1527

    Bill_C

    Some additional information on the game for you nswwsn:

    GG

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1528

    Bill_C

    ithothothoi wrote:
     

    Please rate my game, I think it was a good attacking display with a couple of sax, but also plenty to improve on. 

     

    After analysis turns out most of my moves where blunders and untill his last move of Kg3 i was defo losing

    White had his last chances for true equality at moves 7 and 12 in that Bd3 needed to be executed here to neutralize the f5 Bishop's scope. in the end, this piece proved too much for White as his d3 Bishop was useless in defending against the Queen sorties. 12. Bd3 would have given a slightly inferior but defendable position.

    Perhaps a stronger move for White than exf5 would have been to simply push e5 and open the center up since the King is sitting there anyway.

    White's Bxh4 is definitely an error as Qf3 instead raises the stakes considerably here. After 23. Kg3?? the game is over in precisely the fashion you described here.

    Nice play against some slightly inaccurate play by White failing to find and follow through with a solid plan. i cannot help but think the game takes a different turn if he simply focuses on the center and plays for all out war on the King. GG here.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1529

    nswwsn

    vengence69 wrote:

    Some additional information on the game for you nswwsn:

     

    GG

    I'm not sure I completely got your comment although based on it seems e5 was a blunder in my game as well because ng4 is actually quite strong here. I do not know how I missed this. Thanks.



  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1530

    MSC157

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1531

    Vyomo

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1532

    MSC157

    Vyomo wrote:
     

    I disagree with analysis to move 8, because this is Sicilian, Pin variation, main line, so, book moves I prepared for this match, but other lines and corrections are fine. Thank you for it! :) It was 10|5 game and too little time to check everything! ;)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1533

    Bill_C

    nswwsn:

    Good line though there might be some fire in playing Bxf2+ instead of Ng4. Perhaps you might look at the line of Bxf2+ Kxf2 then playing Ng4+. Also see if there is something nice for Black if White plays instead Ke2 following the check.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1534

    Bill_C

    Here is a highly interesting game that I played where the whole of the game rests on how to rid myself of an enemy pawn at the 6th rank and secure a good finish to a hard fought game. Correspondance (online) @ 3 days/move.

    Here i think i got the draw instead of a win due to a backwards move order. Kc6 first may have been enough or would it have been?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1535

    MSC157

    Great game! I found myself playing black in it! :) No I think it doesn't matter (IMO), because white can do the same triangle, so when you go to d6, white will respond with Kd4 and so on and so on. :) The only possible way would be a5, but I think that not there...definitely! ;)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1536

    PortlandPatzer

    I think he might have meant on move 41 instead of later in the position.



  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1537

    PortlandPatzer

    Took a look at this game and yes MSC, Black has a winning position by attacking the pawn line on the Queen side and neglecting to capture the d6 pawn since it covers the White King's only route to infiltrate the pawns to promote the f5 pawn. As long as Black steps on the d file on an odd numbered rank (d3 or d5), he can pick up the win after liquidating the a3 and b4 pawns, promoting either the d7 pawn or the h5 pawn, though it will take some sharp ending play as White can stop all progress if the Black King goes to d4 or d6 before the pawns are removed from the a and b files. Good job spotting the possible win there as i thought it was a draw as well at first.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1538

    iixxPROxxii

    Here is my "best" win on the site... Computer3-HARD. (Although my best win was against a GM at the local club) If I remember correctly this was on 5|0.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1539

    PortlandPatzer

    @ii

    leaving site for a bit but will look at it later and comment on it then. GG for a win there though.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1540

    Bill_C

    ii:

    it is interesting that throughout the game that you were able to still capitalize in the position despite having tripled pawns early, even with the opposite wings castling done here to engage in a minority attack on the King. Still, for playing a machine in a position, you managed to come up with a good defense to hold on for the win.

    One of the things i do not like about the computer opponents here is that in trying to play as close to a human as possible, they sometimes get stagnant in their play such as holding so much value to the pawns, even going so far as to grab pawns when there might be a better positional move available. Most engines I play against for tactics training will look to increase the pressure in a position before they look to grabbing material then once this is done, will consolidate the position to attempt to bring about an accumulation of minute advantages and steamroll an opponent in the late stages of a middle game or endgame.

    All in all though, nice resiliency in putting together the moves needed to win here. gg


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