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  1. 24 Jul '15 16:18
    Hi all, I am hoping someone can critique this game. Against a stronger player, I feel that a draw is acceptable, but I have many areas that I can improve.

    Thanks!

  2. 24 Jul '15 18:30
    Have you looked at many QG declined games?

    I don't play it I find a couple of moves confusing:

    9.Ne5 is just asking to trade knights. Why trade your useful knight on f3 for the less useful black knight? Notice how when you traded knights you helped black to develop his bishop. You moved your knight 3 times and traded it for 2 black moves. Your king is less protected and your opponent gains time. I don't think that's a very good combination.


    Next question: do you prefer knights or bishops? After 12.Nb6 you can trade your knight for your opponent's bishop winning the bishop pair. Most people prefer bishops at lower levels, so I wonder why you didn't make the switch. That knight over there isn't doing much I'd say.

    But hey, I'm not great so take what I say for what it is worth.
  3. 24 Jul '15 20:22
    Hi,

    I have some comments in the pgn.

  4. 24 Jul '15 23:12 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Wanderlust08
    Hi all, I am hoping someone can critique this game. Against a stronger player, I feel that a draw is acceptable, but I have many areas that I can improve.

    Thanks!

    [pgn][Event "Clan challenge"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2015.07.18"] [EndDate "2015.07.24"] [Round "?"] [White "Wanderlust08"] [Black "Loose Screw"] [WhiteRating "1386"] ...[text shortened]... Qc5d6 43. Qd3e3 Qd6a6 44. Ke2f2 Be6f7 45. Qe3e5 Qa6f6 46. Qe5e3 Qf6h4 47. g3 Qh4f6 1/2-1/2[/pgn]
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Jul '15 12:33
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    [pgn] 1. c4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e3 a6 {When I saw this move I thought the point of it was to play dxc4 followed by b5, but dxc4 was never played so I'm not sure what the point was.} 4. Nb1c3 Ng8f6 5. Bf1d3 Bf8e7 6. Ng1f3 h6 {Another mysterious pawn move, seems to be a waste of time to me.} 7. O-O O-O 8. c5 { I don't like this move, it strengthens an e5 pu ...[text shortened]... cks bishop is bad but 2 pawns is 2 pawns. Maybe Qd8 Qe5 Qd7 then start pushing the b-pawn}[/pgn]
    Nice analysis TVO and Stalker!
  6. 26 Jul '15 12:36
    Thank you all for your contributions! I really appreciate it. Each of you have mentioned things that I will try to watch out for in future games.

    Best of luck!