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jbit
19-12-2008, 08:10 AM
New to this forum, and also to chess. I have been playing for a little bit I am 14 years old and I want to make it a hobby. Haven't played in any tournaments, just online games. So this is my first (Better) game that I have played in a while, and I would like your comments and ideas on it.

Also you'll be seeing me around a lot more because I hope to be playing chess a lot more :)

I was playing Black on the FICS server against a 1600+ rated player.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 O-O 8.
O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 Qe7 10. a3 e5 11. Bd3 Re8 12. Be2 h6 13. h3 e4 14. Nd2 Nb6
15. b3 Bf5 16. Nc4 Nxc4 17. Bxc4 Rad8 18. f3 b5 19. fxe4 Bg6 20. Bd3 a6 21.
d5 cxd5 22. exd5 Bxd3 23. Qxd3 Qe5 24. Rf4 Nxd5 25. Rd4 Qh2+ 26. Kf1 Nxc3 27.
Qxc3 Bg3 28. Qd2 Qh1+ 29. Ke2 Qxg2+ 30. Kd1 Rxd4 31. exd4 Qf3+ 32. Kc2 Be1
33. Qh2 Re2+ 34. Qxe2 Qxe2+ 35. Kb1 Bc3 36. Ra2 Qd3+ 37. Rc2 Bxd4 38. b4 Qxh3
39. Bb2 Qb3 40. Rd2 Bxb2 41. Rxb2 Qxa3 42. Kc2 Qxb2+ 43. Kxb2 h5 44. Kc3 h4
45. Kd4 h3 46. Kc5 h2 47. Kb6 h1=Q 48. Kxa6 Qc6+ 49. Ka5 Qc4 50. Ka6 Qxb4 51.
Kb6 Qc4 52. Ka5 f5 53. Ka6 b4+ 54. Ka7 Qc6 55. Kb8 b3 56. Ka7 b2 57. Kb8
b1=Q+ 58. Ka7 Qcb7#

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 O-O 8.
O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 Qe7 10. a3 e5 11. Bd3 Re8 12. Be2 h6 13. h3 e4 14. Nd2 Nb6
15. b3 Bf5 16. Nc4 Nxc4 17. Bxc4 Rad8 18. f3 b5 19. fxe4 Bg6 20. Bd3 a6 21.
d5 cxd5 22. exd5 Bxd3 23. Qxd3 Qe5 24. Rf4 Nxd5 25. Rd4 Qh2+ 26. Kf1 Nxc3 27.
Qxc3 Bg3 28. Qd2 Qh1+ 29. Ke2 Qxg2+ 30. Kd1 Rxd4 31. exd4 Qf3+ 32. Kc2 Be1
33. Qh2 Re2+ 34. Qxe2 Qxe2+ 35. Kb1 Bc3 36. Ra2 Qd3+ 37. Rc2 Bxd4 38. b4 Qxh3
39. Bb2 Qb3 40. Rd2 Bxb2 41. Rxb2 Qxa3 42. Kc2 Qxb2+ 43. Kxb2 h5 44. Kc3 h4
45. Kd4 h3 46. Kc5 h2 47. Kb6 h1=Q 48. Kxa6 Qc6+ 49. Ka5 Qc4 50. Ka6 Qxb4 51.
Kb6 Qc4 52. Ka5 f5 53. Ka6 b4+ 54. Ka7 Qc6 55. Kb8 b3 56. Ka7 b2 57. Kb8
b1=Q+ 58. Ka7 Qcb7# 1 - 0


EDIT: For some reason the PGN viewer is not working, am I doing something incorrectly?

Rincewind
19-12-2008, 08:28 AM
EDIT: For some reason the PGN viewer is not working, am I doing something incorrectly?

Not sure. Sometimes it is finicky but in this case perhaps you just needed to refresh the page. A common mistake is in the way castling is entered. It likes the letter "O" but not the numeral "0". In your case this didn;t seem to be the trouble. I tinkered with the castling move and it seemed to work but I think it may have just be a coincidence and in this case just pressing refresh would have worked.

jbit
19-12-2008, 08:34 AM
Not sure. Sometimes it is finicky but in this case perhaps you just needed to refresh the page. A common mistake is in the way castling is entered. It likes the letter "O" but not the numeral "0". In your case this didn;t seem to be the trouble. I tinkered with the castling move and it seemed to work but I think it may have just be a coincidence and in this case just pressing refresh would have worked.

Ok, and thanks for the help.

I gladly appreciate it :)

Spiny Norman
19-12-2008, 08:35 AM
I've found that if the game is posted as a single long line, that sometimes makes it fail to display. I find I need to then edit it, so that each line is, say, 10 moves long, then start a new line ... and then it works.

jbit
19-12-2008, 08:36 AM
I've found that if the game is posted as a single long line, that sometimes makes it fail to display. I find I need to then edit it, so that each line is, say, 10 moves long, then start a new line ... and then it works.


Ahh, I see.. I will remember this for next time ;)

Spiny Norman
19-12-2008, 08:41 AM
BTW, welcome to the forum. I'm around 1500-odd myself, so not well qualified to comment too much on the game. I don't play the QGD myself (well, I played it once, and lost!). However ... I did like the way you made good use of tactical play to flush out the White king and force him to run into the path of your rook(s). When the centre is quite open, this leads to great tactical opportunities, which you found when you were able to force the win of White's queen. As a matter of interest, what was the time limit?

jbit
19-12-2008, 09:18 AM
Thank you for your comments, The Snail King. My rating is quite lower than yours so don't worry ;)

Yes I like to play the QGD quite often due to it being my best opening that I have learned so far. (I pretty much only know a few others for black, been working on studying those in my spare time)

My goal in this game was to just make him advance his pieces too far greater than he could afford. I felt that his move 25. Rd4 was possibly a mistake. I coudn't of done anything with my queen if he hadn't had moved however. I wanted to get a good trade off at the beggining sacrificing my pawns (which I tend to do often) for good agressive placement. I tend to play more agressive right after sacrificing a few pieces, especially when playing as black. Was I too inconsiderate of my middle pawns and just hoping for a blunder? Or were my sacrificed pawns at the beginning a good entry for invasion?

Thanks again!

The time limit was 30min each. I do not like to play blitz games as much, possibly a 5 minute each, but not much shorter. :)


EDIT: after watching it again, was 32. Be1 a bad move? Could I have possibly played 32. Rc8+? Forcing 33. Kb1 and then my move of 33. Bf4 pinning his knight and remaining bishop?

Comments?

Kevin Bonham
19-12-2008, 11:07 AM
Hi jbit and welcome!


My goal in this game was to just make him advance his pieces too far greater than he could afford. I felt that his move 25. Rd4 was possibly a mistake.

It was although by this stage his position is a losing one anyway. His Nc3 is pinned on the rook a1 and his other rook is also hit. He cannot escape losing pieces.

White's first mistake was 11.Bd3 wasting a tempo for the sake of a kingside attack that has no grunt to it (11.h3 is normally played there), and then he makes it worse by moving the bishop again next move. Still his position is OK-ish for a while but 21.d5 giving your queen the very strong square e5 is a mistake and then over the next few moves his position completely falls apart.


EDIT: after watching it again, was 32. Be1 a bad move? Could I have possibly played 32. Rc8+? Forcing 33. Kb1 and then my move of 33. Bf4 pinning his knight and remaining bishop?

It hardly matters because your position is totally won anyway but 32...Be1 which you played was probably the best move on the board.

Rc8+ doesn't force Kb1, he can play Kb2 and then if 33.Bf4 he can simply take the bishop.


The time limit was 30min each. I do not like to play blitz games as much, possibly a 5 minute each, but not much shorter. :)

This is good; many players play too fast online to really learn much from their games (except about how to play fast).

Spiny Norman
19-12-2008, 11:16 AM
I was a little surprised by 32...Be1, but Fritz certainly likes it ... over-the-board, I would have immediately played 32...Re2 which leads (I think) to a very simple win for Black too. Black could swap off bishops and be left with Q+P vs R ... swap queen for rook, use your king to blockade the White Q-pawn, use the 2-pawn kingside advantage to create passed kingside pawns to draw White's king away, etc.

Kevin Bonham
19-12-2008, 11:41 AM
I was a little surprised by 32...Be1, but Fritz certainly likes it ... over-the-board, I would have immediately played 32...Re2 which leads (I think) to a very simple win for Black too.

Yes, ...Re2 is most obvious and also wins extremely easily.

jbit
19-12-2008, 02:22 PM
Yes, ...Re2 is most obvious and also wins extremely easily.


I actually saw the move Re2, but I felt that I needed the rook for end game, and it wouldn't of pushed white into an immediate loss, but definitely a sure loss. Was I wrong to make the move 32.Be1?

Capablanca-Fan
19-12-2008, 02:28 PM
I actually saw the move Re2, but I felt that I needed the rook for end game,
Not if you have a Q instead while your opponent has only a R.


and it wouldn't of pushed white into an immediate loss, but definitely a sure loss.
It would be resignable at high or even moderate level, since a R is no match for a Q, esp. with Black's extra Ps as well.


Was I wrong to make the move 32... Be1?
How could it be wrong when it won clearly. 32... Re2 is just the most straightforward way, but you kept control with the move you played so it was fine.

jbit
19-12-2008, 04:37 PM
Not if you have a Q instead while your opponent has only a R.


It would be resignable at high or even moderate level, since a R is no match for a Q, esp. with Black's extra Ps as well.


How could it be wrong when it won clearly. 32... Re2 is just the most straightforward way, but you kept control with the move you played so it was fine.

Thank you all for the kind advice. I hope to be able to play in tournaments soon so I can actually get a true rating perhaps and get the feel for being in them. These comments can help bring my chess game to the next level.

Capablanca-Fan
19-12-2008, 04:50 PM
Thank you all for the kind advice. I hope to be able to play in tournaments soon so I can actually get a true rating perhaps and get the feel for being in them. These comments can help bring my chess game to the next level.
You played pretty sensibly in that game for the most part, so you should get a decent rating. A good start would be a chess club convenient to you.

jbit
20-12-2008, 01:03 AM
You played pretty sensibly in that game for the most part, so you should get a decent rating. A good start would be a chess club convenient to you.


Even though I want to join a chess club, there is not much choice where I live. I live in a small town and the nearest chess club is 45 minutes away. I have discussed it with my parents and due to my age I won't be able to attend the chess club until I can drive myself there. That is the downside of living in a small town as no one has a passion for the game here.

Miranda
20-12-2008, 01:35 AM
Even though I want to join a chess club, there is not much choice where I live. I live in a small town and the nearest chess club is 45 minutes away. I have discussed it with my parents and due to my age I won't be able to attend the chess club until I can drive myself there. That is the downside of living in a small town as no one has a passion for the game here.
Ah, that's annoying.

If you don't mind me asking, where do you live?

I guess if you can't join a chess club, just play lots online. :) Playing on ICC has helped me improve lots.

:)

jbit
20-12-2008, 03:20 AM
Ah, that's annoying.

If you don't mind me asking, where do you live?

I guess if you can't join a chess club, just play lots online. :) Playing on ICC has helped me improve lots.

:)

I live in a small town of Winslow in the state of Arizona in United States. I would play on ICC instead of FICS, but I don't really have a lot of money currently at the moment, and my parents don't really want to spend that much just for me to play chess online and would rather have me play in tournaments instead for the price it costs. I also don't just feel like playing as a guest, so for now it seems like FICS will have to do.

The nearest chess club is in Flagstaff, Arizona which is approximately 45 minutes away.