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My first 'perfect' game as a low rated player

  • #1

     

  • #2

    Perfect in what way?

    You missed 21 Rg4 skewering the queen.

  • #3

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

  • #4

    @notmtwain

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

  • #5

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

  • #6
    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.

     

     

     

  • #7

    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.

  • #8
    Yep, the knight move gains bishop and rook for knight. The skewer gets the queen for a rook.
  • #9

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

  • #10

    @Rat1960

    I already noted that.

  • #11

    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.

  • #12

    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.

  • #13
    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.

  • #14
    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.

  • #15

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

  • #16
    Erik_420 wrote:

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

     

    It happens happy.png

     

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

  • #17

    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). 

     

  • #18
    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?

  • #19

    Of course! 

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