My latest disaster. What did I do wrong? (I'm stupid!!!)

mickynj

"Am I correct that you are not claiming to know of anyone making a claim about what to work on first? Am I correct that you do not claim to know of anyone advocating the ignoring of tactical oversights while searching for the problem of formatallan?"

I'm not sure I understand your questions. In fact, they seem so oddly phrased that I have no idea exactly what information you are trying to acquire. Why are you asking whether you are correct about what I am not claiming? That seems backwards. Could you rephrase your inquiries in the form of simple questions? What do you want to know?

kindaspongey
mickynj wrote (~1 day ago):

... these tactical oversights are not something to ignore while we try to search for his problem. ...

Do you know of anyone advocating the ignoring of tactical oversights while searching for the problem of formatallan?

robbie_1969

its just bickering, give it up you guys.

kindaspongey
mickynj wrote (~32 minutes ago):

... which injury should you tackle first? ...

Do you know of anyone making an unwise claim about which formatallan problem to tackle first?

kindaspongey
robbie_1969 wrote:

its just bickering, give it up you guys.

I think it is worthwhile to consider whether or not we are seeing lengthy objections to ideas that nobody is advocating.

mickynj

I think I'm beginning to see the point you're trying to make, and I have to agree that it's really not worth talking about. Just keep posting those book lists

 

kindaspongey
mickynj wrote:

... Just keep posting those book lists

In this thread, do you see a list of more than two books?

GM_Brainiac3800

Mistakes are a form of misinterpretation,i presume you feel your level of play is not where it should be,therefore leading to you thinking your a bad player.I assure you that everyone makes mistakes and that is what practice is for,yes even i the greatest mind to ever exist makes countless mistakes.Proving my point that we are all prone to mistakes but it is not the mistakes that determine who we are and how people see us but rather what we do to resolute the mistakes we make.

robbie_1969
kindaspongey wrote:
robbie_1969 wrote:

its just bickering, give it up you guys.

I think it is worthwhile to consider whether or not we are seeing lengthy objections to ideas that nobody is advocating.

wouldn’t it be more productive to address what people have actually expressed rather than what they haven’t?

kindaspongey
robbie_1969 wrote:
kindaspongey wrote:
robbie_1969 wrote:

its just bickering, give it up you guys.

I think it is worthwhile to consider whether or not we are seeing lengthy objections to ideas that nobody is advocating.

wouldn’t it be more productive to address what people have actually expressed rather than what they haven’t?

I addressed some of what was expressed in #100 and #117.

torrubirubi
formatallan wrote:

 Here is my latest disaster. Can you guys please tell me what I did wrong other than being stupid and a terrible player? I spent most of the game playing defense and actually played a long loss. I was hoping the clock would run out and it almost did, but alas it did not. This was a player with a lower rating who once again seemed to have every move memorized and counters for everything I did. Does everyone really have 10,000 moves/tactics memorized? Is that what I had to do? The opening was terrible. 

 

I am now 14 games below .500 and my rating continues to plummet. I am sure it will be zero soon. I hate this stupid game. Anyways, your help is greatly appreciated. click link below. I don't know how to embed the games into the forum. Probably because I am stupid. 

 

 

 https://www.chess.com/live/game/2800439629

Here you have the first moves of your game commented, now your job will be to comment the rest of the game, without looking to engine's evaluations.

torrubirubi

Here the instructions for post a game with comments: 

 

1. Go to your game and click the download symbol (the second one from these symbols above your nickname). 

2. Copy the PGN. This is all the stuff that you have under the title "PGN". 

3. Now you have almost: you go to the forum, click the diagram "insert chess game or diagram" (it is a little chess board).

4. Click "load PGN" and paste your PGN. Finish. Now click insert and you have it.

 

Okay, I forgot to tell you how to insert annotations. Right click on the move and it gives you a menu. Click on "comment", write something, go to the next move, right click, and so on. 

 

Felix58

Dear formatallan,

Apart from the comments on hanging pieces (putting pieces en prise), I think you get drowned in bad advices here!

To get better you need to improve your chess vision. To do that you need to practice tactics. A very good book is The Manual of Chess Combinations 1a and The Manual of Chess Combinations 1b. (As software Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0 Chess Training Software.)

Start solving the problems and solve some every day. When short on time, solve at least one problem. Solve all the problems at least six times. Yes, that takes its time, but you are going to improve very much. 

Do not waste your time studying the opening. You are obviously able to play the Italian game.

See more advice at the webpage "How to Get Good at Chess, Fast: A simple, step-by-step guide to rapid chess improvement" by Gautam Narula.

(I agree with most of his advices, except his choices for openng systems. I will never do anything on the board that I don't understand, and fianchetto-systems are beyond me. I play open openings and gambits and follow general rules; never be afraid of doing something unexpected in the opening.

I know a guy who never studied one opening and he beats me more often than I beat him, because he is better seeing the board.

When your rating reaches 1400-1500 you may benefit from opening studies and strategy, hardly before that level.)

kindaspongey

"... Everyman Chess has started a new series aimed at those who want to understand the basics of an opening, i.e., the not-yet-so-strong players. ... I imagine [there] will be a long series based on the premise of bringing the basic ideas of an opening to the reader through plenty of introductory text, game annotations, hints, plans and much more. ..." - FM Carsten Hansen (2002)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627055734/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen38.pdf
"... If the book contains illustrative games, it is worth playing these over first ..." - GM John Nunn (2006)
"The way I suggest you study this book is to play through the main games once, relatively quickly, and then start playing the variation in actual games. Playing an opening in real games is of vital importance - without this kind of live practice it is impossible to get a 'feel' for the kind of game it leads to. There is time enough later for involvement with the details, after playing your games it is good to look up the line." - GM Nigel Davies (2005)
"... Review each of your games, identifying opening (and other) mistakes with the goal of not repeatedly making the same mistake. ... It is especially critical not to continually fall into opening traps – or even lines that result in difficult positions ..." - NM Dan Heisman (2007)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627062646/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman81.pdf

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7790.pdf

Ollerehn

 I think it was move 6 or 7. You moved Be6. Made him able to capture your Knight and forking your rook. That was biggest blunder that i saw.

kindaspongey

"... 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 preparing to castle, ..." -robbie_1969

"4... Nf6!" - mickynj

"4...Nf6! ... The knight attacks the pawn on e4, which can no longer be protected by Nc3." - First Steps 1 e4 e5 by GM John Emms

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7790.pdf

bgjettguitar
Indeed you are quite mawkish. A simpleton. A dullard. A halfwit. An idiot absent savant. Yet in spite of being dealt a doltish hand of cards in life to sluggardly muddle through, you have a special kind of grit that is self-depreciating and that’s a sure sign of humility. Actually, it’s merely insecurity posing as an imposter to your sense of megalomaniacal narcissism. You’re a kind sort of chap.
formatallan
bgjettguitar wrote:
Indeed you are quite mawkish. A simpleton. A dullard. A halfwit. An idiot absent savant. Yet in spite of being dealt a doltish hand of cards in life to sluggardly muddle through, you have a special kind of grit that is self-depreciating and that’s a sure sign of humility. Actually, it’s merely insecurity posing as an imposter to your sense of megalomaniacal narcissism. You’re a kind sort of chap.

 

Thanks for psychoanalyzing me. But I'm just a nice insecure guy trying to get better at chess.