What happened? Please advise

peasanthand

Not sure what happened here, any input as to the style of play occurring here? Thanks

DENVERHIGH

Your 5 th of seventh move should have been

5. Qh5+  Or  7. Qh5+ forcing the black king to move.

DENVER

 

peasanthand

thank you

jonnin

yes, but there is a more fundamental problem. 

7 Nxg5 throws away a piece for a pawn.  This is followed with hxg5 throwing away a rook for a pawn.  This is, in terms of wood points,  an entire queen's worth of points thrown away by move 8. 

You have to learn to stop throwing away pieces.  Its a critical first step.  Being tricked, trapped, or the like is different from just grabbing a pawn with a piece and losing the piece for it.   You do it again on 19 and 20.  Total of 16 points thrown away.   If you haven't seen it... a pawn is 1 point, knight and bishop are about 3 or 3.5 points (pawns), rooks are 5, queen is 8 or 9 depending on who you ask.  It is rare that trading a higher value thing for a lower value thing is a good idea, and you are a long way from seeing when to do that.  For now, focus on getting equal or better value every time.  

peasanthand

Thank you for taking the time to remind me I’m terrible at chess ha. Very insightful I’ll be wary now of my generous donation of pieces.

 

peasanthand

Looking at both moves mentioned in your post (19 & 20) I had a flash of my mindset at the time, and that was to keep pressuring the king . Which I do realize I’m still losing value doing so. Now is there weight to my logic or Am I flat out throwing pieces away? 

Ashvapathi

This is a very popular style. It is called blunder-fest. In this style, both sides will blunder as much as they can until the game ends.

JamesColeman
peasanthand wrote:

Looking at both moves mentioned in your post (19 & 20) I had a flash of my mindset at the time, and that was to keep pressuring the king . Which I do realize I’m still losing value doing so. Now is there weight to my logic or Am I flat out throwing pieces away? 

 

Giving away your pieces in this fashion actually takes pressure OFF their king, as by losing your pieces you’re taking them out of the attack. Until you have more experience you’d be better to never sacrifice unless you’re sure of immediate returns in the form of a forced mate, or immediately regaining more material than you invested.

IpswichMatt

+1 for what JamesColeman said

Also, you know that you can castle Queenside, right? I'm asking because of your strange-but-imaginative Rook manoeuvre Ra1-a3-f3

Theshallowend

It's called bad chess all around by both players.    Stop bad chess now please report to the proper authorities.

Theshallowend

Love the blunderfest comment. Your assessment was dead on.

jonnin

If you were offended, it was not my intent.   You asked what happened, and I am fairly blunt at times.  We all went through this.   Learn from it and move on, it happens. 

peasanthand

Look at you guys , what a great supportive community.  Your all beautiful, keep comments of any kind coming. happy.png