My first 'perfect' game as a low rated player

rubenmeijerink

 

notmtwain

Perfect in what way?

You missed 21 Rg4 skewering the queen.

rubenmeijerink

Sorry, just according to the computer I made no blunders or inaccuracies, but of course it's not really perfect

rock303

@notmtwain

21 Rg4 pins the queen, it doesn't skewer it.

notmtwain
rock303 wrote:

@notmtwain

21 Rg4 pins the queen, it doesn't skewer it.

My mistake. It turns out that the computer likes 21 Ne5 over Rg4 anyway.

 

 

 

DonThe2nd

You opponent played into two forks in a row at moves 21 and 22, that's what made the difference. And the overloaded pawn on e6, accompanied by the pin on the f7 pawn. Good use of tactics.

Solocle
Yep, the knight move gains bishop and rook for knight. The skewer gets the queen for a rook.
Rat1960

#8 Yes I was going to write that material.
The rook pins the queen, it does not skewer the king.

rock303

@Rat1960

I already noted that.

JGRenaud

What I liked about this game, is that I'm of similar rating and it felt like a game I could've played. There were use of tactics, but it wasn't daunting to find. Tempos sometimes felt iffy and wasted. Some I take you you take me Barney chess. But it felt relatable. I liked it.

Cherub_Enjel

Good job for a 1000 rated player. Not bad at all. But "perfect game" doesn't mean 0 inaccuracies etc. It means you literally played all the best moves, which you didn't (and would suspicious if you did). 0 inaccuraacies etc. just means you played a pretty decent, and consistent game, which you did.

Rat1960
rock303 wrote:

@Rat1960

I already noted that.

Yes you did with post #4
If these forums supported indent, mine would have been an indent to #8 which says skewer.

BobbyTalparov
Erik_420 wrote:

I would call missing the pin a mistake. Ne5 still wins though. Overall a pretty good game.

 

21. Ne5 is more accurate than Rg4 as the Knight forking the Queen and Bishop leads to a free bishop with an attack on the rook (and if black makes a poor Queen move, another fork on the queen).

Rg4 Qxg4 hxg4 - white is up a queen for a rook with both of their kingside pawn structures screwed (the computer would evaluate this as approximately +3).

 

Ne5 forces a Queen move with no way to defend the Bishop allowing Nxd7 the following move (already up a piece - computer would evaluate at +3).  While Qf6 (the move played in the game) is a blunder, the Queen really doesn't have any good squares.  If the Queen stays on the g-file, white still has the Rg4 pin (for another +3).  Even worse is moving too far from the f6 square (e.g. Qh5) which could allow for a follow up Nf6+ winning the queen for free.

 

Not a bad game from white, but he did have a lot of help from black's choices.

BobbyTalparov
Erik_420 wrote:

Yeah I realized all that after I posted. Brain wasn't fully awake yet. Both moves win though.

 

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If only we all could be so lucky as to have 2 clearly winning choices in every game!

solskytz

Defeating a higher rated player is always a perfect game!

You did many nice things in this game - you developed nicely, you made some crafty threats (Nb5, threatening Nc7+ winning the exchange, e4, threatening e5 winning a piece), you took on h6 after he castled and destroyed his fortress. 

You had a chance to play a very cute move on move 21 - you could play rook to g4 - leaving your queen completely undefended!!

I bet you didn't consider that - as who would do such a crazy thing?

The thing is, that his queen couldn't take advantage of the situation, as it would have problems of its own - which would be more severe: your rook move would pin her to her own king - to the embarrassment of all!! Your queen would, then, have the last laugh - as HER meeting with his king, a bit later, would be inevitable, and fatal!

That said - I must admit that your own choice at that junction, of playing Ne5, was very satisfying as well - taking a bishop, and then the exchange for dessert. 

Your final "simplification combo" was very satisfying to watch! Keep playing like that and you'll be rated 1400 very quickly (I didn't pick a higher number. If you WERE already rated 1400, I would write to you a bit more critically - but for your rating level, your play was beyond AWESOME). 

 

Shwan2006
solskytz wrote:

Defeating a higher rated player is always a perfect game!

You did many nice things in this game - you developed nicely, you made some crafty threats (Nb5, threatening Nc7+ winning the exchange, e4, threatening e5 winning a piece), you took on h6 after he castled and destroyed his fortress. 

You had a chance to play a very cute move on move 21 - you could play rook to g4 - leaving your queen completely undefended!!

I bet you didn't consider that - as who would do such a crazy thing?

The thing is, that his queen couldn't take advantage of the situation, as it would have problems of its own - which would be more severe: your rook move would pin her to her own king - to the embarrassment of all!! Your queen would, then, have the last laugh - as HER meeting with his king, a bit later, would be inevitable, and fatal!

That said - I must admit that your own choice at that junction, of playing Ne5, was very satisfying as well - taking a bishop, and then the exchange for dessert. 

Your final "simplification combo" was very satisfying to watch! Keep playing like that and you'll be rated 1400 very quickly (I didn't pick a higher number. If you WERE already rated 1400, I would write to you a bit more critically - but for your rating level, your play was beyond AWESOME). 

 

Once I was about 1000 and defeated a 1600. Plus, I'm only 10 years old (you can see that statement in my forum, Reverse Chess), so that's something, isn't it?

solskytz

Of course! 

frankvw1

ruben, mooie partij! goed gedaan, je wordt steeds beter!

Toucantime

Truly good enough considering the rating! thumbup.png

MickinMD

Very well played, Ruben! You show a good basic understanding of the game including tactics and strategies.  I see you work the Tactics Trainer a lot - keep it up and your rating is sure to rise.