Originally posted by ShinidokiWhat could I have done to improve the opening?
***I only had a breif look, thus my analysis is only "first glance" ***
well, bringing the queen makes the game look a little like a scandinavian [B01], but as white....
Black should of been able to take adavantage of this by simply developing minor, then major peices.
7. White should of won here. instead of Nf3, f4! winning the pinned knight ...[text shortened]... le and endgame -- i didn't find many obvoius faults with blacks play, except in the opening.
Originally posted by strokem14. d5
What could I have done to improve the opening?
Originally posted by ShinidokiThanks for the advice. I'll try to be more careful in the future.
personally, I really don't like the look of it, to me, it just seems to lose a valueable central pawn, and a tempo moving the Knight.
4. Bb4+ c3 Ba5 - looks ok.
or maybe even something a lot simpler, like g6 or Be7
this allows f4! - which pins and wins the e5 Knight.
- the only defence - is Qe7, which hinders your own d ...[text shortened]... eful when advancing the kings pawns, they tend to leave his majesty feeling a little vunerable