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Intuition
15-10-2007, 08:21 PM
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 :D ...I'm White

Basil
15-10-2007, 10:15 PM
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.

Capablanca-Fan
16-10-2007, 02:20 AM
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.


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.

Intuition
16-10-2007, 11:24 AM
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

Intuition
18-11-2007, 08:42 PM
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

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.d4 Be7 7.Bd3 Bg4 8.h3 Bh5 9.Be3 O-O 10.g4 Bg6 11.Qd2 d5 12.Ne5 Be4 13.f3 Bxd3 14.Qxd3 c6 15.O-O-O b5 16.h4 a5 17.h5 Nfd7 18.Rdg1 a4 19.g5 Nxe5 20.dxe5 b4 21.Ne2 Nd7 22.Qf5 b3 23.a3 Nc5 24.c3 Qc8 25.Nd4 g6 26.Qxc8 Raxc8 27.Kd2 Rfe8 28.hxg6 fxg6 29.Rh3 Bf8 30.f4 Ne4+ 31.Ke2 Re7 32.Nf3 Rb7 33.Nd2 Nxc3+ 34.bxc3 Bxa3 35.Ra1 Bb2 36.Rxa4 Bxc3 37.Nb1 Bb2 38.Bc5 Rb5 39.Ba3 Bxa3 40.Rxa3 b2 41.Rhb3 Rcb8 42.Rxb5 Rxb5 43.Ke3 Rb4 44.Rd3 Kf7 45.Rd4 Rxd4 46.Kxd4 Ke6 47.Kc3 c5 48.Kxb2 c4 49.Kc3 Kf5 50.Kd4 Kxf4 51.e6 Kxg5 52.e7 Kf6 53.e8=Q

sacback
19-01-2008, 03:00 PM
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.

MichaelBaron
19-01-2008, 03:50 PM
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.

Intuition
13-06-2008, 09:55 PM
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?

Alexrules01
13-06-2008, 10:24 PM
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 :D

Alexrules01
13-06-2008, 10:30 PM
Actually scratch Qg4.

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

Kevin Bonham
13-06-2008, 10:59 PM
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.

Capablanca-Fan
14-06-2008, 02:49 AM
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?

Alexrules01
14-06-2008, 09:19 AM
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.