So here's a game which had a few interesting positions and was worth a share.
Apparently his FIDE rating is just a little over 2400, but in our online game he constantly moved quite quickly (as opposed to me as I just finished my last year of school and am on 4 months of holiday time) and had not played any online games before. Anyway, here's the game with annotations:
p.s. The ending in particular was very interesting as I tried to push for a win in a rook and queen endgame.
Yeah if you go to his profile you can see his FIDE rating is 2406: http://www.chess.com/members/view/Greenhaven#
But as I said before he was unrated in online chess on chess.com so when we drew his rating became 1400.
Any other questions?
why after 31. Kh2 rxf2 instead of Qxf2? Woulndt that create a mate threat?
Zarvox, Qxf2 is too slow, as it gives up the d5 and c4 squares for the White queen's checks.
gotcha, thanks :)
I think the best way to draw a stronger player is to try and trade pieces correctly. Clearly they're likely to have better endgame skills, but you'll stand a better chance than in the middlegame where you'll likely be outclassed.
Yes, when there is practically no chance of winning I think that's right - but for this game I did try to win. But that strategy is what I'm currently using against Nakamura on chess.com (I deliberately traded into opposite coloured bishops just to prevent his winning chances) - and I would like to say (albeit hesitantly), that it's working? P.s. of coarse, he wasn't playing me at anywhere near his greatest play, while I was sitting in front of a board for a solid 30 minutes each move! Here's the link: http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=82586492
Also: I will post more interesting games as soon as I get the chance!
Of course you're a pawn up, and even his pawn structure is bad. I think the first think you should try is to get rid of the queens. Makes things a lot easier
According to the computer analysis after the game, the only way I could continue would be to allow 41. ...Ra8+ 42. Rf8 Rxf8 43. Kxf8 Qh8+ 44. Ke7 Qxh7+. At the time I just thought that allowing the Queen into h8 was losing so I completely missed the fact that as my pawn is closer to queening, I would be winning.
White will theoretic never win, unless black makes a huge mistake, black can play for a win. But it's very tricky
True true, I just thought that allowing Ra8+ was a huge mistake ha.
But I think a FM will be able to keep the draw
The computer said I had a "decisive advantage".
Ok that's interesting, but you couldn't find it, I had a same problem, once. I had King, Knight and Bishop against King once against a 1900 player, but I couldn't find the mate, so I had to claim a draw...
Yeah, another hard one which I saw an IM couldn't solve was K+Q vs K+R endgame. I think there is a chess.com video on it.
But I will definitely post my game with Nakamura as soon as it's over!