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    Here is a disaster game from a club championship I am currently playing in and was leading. My opponent played very very defensively which seemed to put me off my game and I found it difficult to find a correct plan..after being even for so long I took a risky pawn out of frustration got a bad position and then blundered a kngiht. Comments appreciated ...I'm White
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    I've just had a quick look. I don't think your opponent played particularly defensively in comparison to you. Once his pieces had arrived on the queenside, perhaps you could have looked for a plan on the kingside.

    After 27...Nd7, he's only got pawns protecting his king! Looks like a rolled gold invitation to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    I've just had a quick look. I don't think your opponent played particularly defensively in comparison to you.
    I agree. It might have been better for White to play for an endgame with a Q-side majority, which is an advantage if accompanied by control of the d-file and keeping Black's e-pawn from rolling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Once his pieces had arrived on the queenside, perhaps you could have looked for a plan on the kingside.

    After 27...Nd7, he's only got pawns protecting his king! Looks like a rolled gold invitation to me.
    Rather hard to get to the K though. White's own pieces are not very aggressively placed, and the Na4 is rather off-side. And his Nf3 is pinned down by Black's battery on the long diagonal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    I agree. It might have been better for White to play for an endgame with a Q-side majority, which is an advantage if accompanied by control of the d-file and keeping Black's e-pawn from rolling.
    Yeah thats what i was trying to do...it was hard to find the right squares for the peices...obiously taking the pawn was a mistake even tho it looks promising a first glance

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    Ripper of a game!

    This is the funnest game I played all year..90 +30 time controls but we were both under time pressure from about move 38...who would have thought a petrov could lead to such a great middlegame position ...i was white

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intuition
    Yeah thats what i was trying to do...it was hard to find the right squares for the peices...obiously taking the pawn was a mistake even tho it looks promising a first glance

    You want to be careful when it comes to your opponents pawn. Most of the time, depending on how well they play; their pawns will look promising. If you mix that with them trying to intimidate you, you are setting yourself up for failure. Dont' allow yourself not think logically before you strategically.

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    Very interesting struggle!

    This game shows once again, that its not the opening that matters, but players desire to play agressively and creatively. Petroff can lead to exiting games just as any other openings.
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    How should white continue?

    White is clearly better in this position, however seeing no clear way to continue and being very low on time I offered a draw which was accepted right away.

    What plan would you adopt as white in this superior position?
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    Its kinda hard, probably to the superior players they can find a way but I was thinking 1.Qg4 was a good start. But after that I still couldn't find a good line, fritz would though

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    Actually scratch Qg4.

    1.Nf3 b5 2.Re7 Nc5 3.Ne5 looks good in my mind, I need a chessboard

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    I'd probably drop the rook back to e3 and pressure the kingside. Ganging up on the overadvanced c-pawn is also tempting but I don't think it would be fruitful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexrules01
    Actually scratch Qg4.

    1.Nf3 b5 2.Re7 Nc5 3.Ne5 looks good in my mind, I need a chessboard
    I dare say—your last move blocked off protection for your Re7. But why not 1. Re7 at once?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    I dare say—your last move blocked off protection for your Re7. But why not 1. Re7 at once?
    Yea actually I agree, 1.Re7 would be better.

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