likesforests

23-08-2006, 05:36 AM

Speaking of annotations, how much detail do you put into yours? I keep mine basic, striving for 3-5 lessons per game. A sample:

1. c4 {Time Control: 900+10} e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bb4 4. e4 Nf6 5. d3 h6 6. Bd2 d6 7. a3 Bc5 8. b4 Bd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. g3 Bg4 11. Be2 h5 12. Bxg4 Nxg4 13. h3 Nf6 14. Bg5 a6 15. Nd5 Ne6 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. h4 c6 18. Ne3 Qc7 19. Nf5 O-O-O 20. Qd2 Nd4 21. Nxd4 exd4 22. f3 Rde8 23. O-O-O c5 24. Qf4 Re6 25. g4 cxb4 26. axb4 b5 27. Rh2 bxc4 28. dxc4 a5 29. b5 Qc5 30. Ra2 Qb4 31. Rxd4 Qc3+ 32. Rc2 Qxd4 33. Rd2 Qa1+ 34. Kc2 Kd7 35. Qf5 Rc8 36. b6 Rxc4+ 37. Kd3 Qd4+ 38. Ke2 Qxb6 39. Qxh5 Ke7 40. Qh8 Qb5 41. Ke1 Qb4 42. Qa8 Rc1+ 43. Ke2 Qc4+ 44. Ke3 Re1+ 45. Kf2 Qf1+ 46. Kg3 Qg1+ 47. Kf4 Qe3+ 48. Kf5 Qxd2 49. Qa7+ Kd8 50. Qb8+ Kd7 51. Qb7+ Ke8 52. Qc8+ Ke7 53. Qc7+ Kf8 54. Qd8+ Re8 55. Qxf6 Re5+ 56. Qxe5 dxe5 57. h5 Qd7+ 58. Kf6 Qe6+ 59. Kg5 f6+ 60. Kg6 Qf7+ 61. Kf5 Rf1 62. g5 Rxf3+ 63. Kg4 Rf4+ 64. Kg3 fxg5 65. h6 Qh5 66. h7 Qxh7 0-1

I spent over 60 seconds on each of these moves: 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 19, 22, 27. Too long! I need to choose a move after 30 seconds or so.

I overlooked queen forks, losing a rook, on turns 31 and 37. I can calculate complex tactics, but I still can make such glaring blunders, especially when I have to rush to avoid losing on time.

After 3...Bb4, immediately putting the question to the bishop is best. 4.a3, 4.Qa4 for example. If 4...Bxc3 then 5.dxc3!, opening lines for my bishop and queen. 4.Nd5 would be clever.

After 8...Bd4, chasing away the knight with b5 would have been strong. My d5 outpost is temporary. His d4 outpost is permanent.

14.Bg5, pinning the knight is useful, but 14.Be3 to attack the advanced knight on d4 is better.

1. c4 {Time Control: 900+10} e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bb4 4. e4 Nf6 5. d3 h6 6. Bd2 d6 7. a3 Bc5 8. b4 Bd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. g3 Bg4 11. Be2 h5 12. Bxg4 Nxg4 13. h3 Nf6 14. Bg5 a6 15. Nd5 Ne6 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. h4 c6 18. Ne3 Qc7 19. Nf5 O-O-O 20. Qd2 Nd4 21. Nxd4 exd4 22. f3 Rde8 23. O-O-O c5 24. Qf4 Re6 25. g4 cxb4 26. axb4 b5 27. Rh2 bxc4 28. dxc4 a5 29. b5 Qc5 30. Ra2 Qb4 31. Rxd4 Qc3+ 32. Rc2 Qxd4 33. Rd2 Qa1+ 34. Kc2 Kd7 35. Qf5 Rc8 36. b6 Rxc4+ 37. Kd3 Qd4+ 38. Ke2 Qxb6 39. Qxh5 Ke7 40. Qh8 Qb5 41. Ke1 Qb4 42. Qa8 Rc1+ 43. Ke2 Qc4+ 44. Ke3 Re1+ 45. Kf2 Qf1+ 46. Kg3 Qg1+ 47. Kf4 Qe3+ 48. Kf5 Qxd2 49. Qa7+ Kd8 50. Qb8+ Kd7 51. Qb7+ Ke8 52. Qc8+ Ke7 53. Qc7+ Kf8 54. Qd8+ Re8 55. Qxf6 Re5+ 56. Qxe5 dxe5 57. h5 Qd7+ 58. Kf6 Qe6+ 59. Kg5 f6+ 60. Kg6 Qf7+ 61. Kf5 Rf1 62. g5 Rxf3+ 63. Kg4 Rf4+ 64. Kg3 fxg5 65. h6 Qh5 66. h7 Qxh7 0-1

I spent over 60 seconds on each of these moves: 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 19, 22, 27. Too long! I need to choose a move after 30 seconds or so.

I overlooked queen forks, losing a rook, on turns 31 and 37. I can calculate complex tactics, but I still can make such glaring blunders, especially when I have to rush to avoid losing on time.

After 3...Bb4, immediately putting the question to the bishop is best. 4.a3, 4.Qa4 for example. If 4...Bxc3 then 5.dxc3!, opening lines for my bishop and queen. 4.Nd5 would be clever.

After 8...Bd4, chasing away the knight with b5 would have been strong. My d5 outpost is temporary. His d4 outpost is permanent.

14.Bg5, pinning the knight is useful, but 14.Be3 to attack the advanced knight on d4 is better.