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  1. 23 Aug '10 08:42 / 1 edit
    It fell apart pretty quickly near the beginning. Where did I go wrong?

    Game 7597348

    EDIT: Aside from the clear blunder 14. ..Rd8 allowing for the following double attack.
  2. 23 Aug '10 10:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by lausey
    It fell apart pretty quickly near the beginning. Where did I go wrong?

    Game 7597348

    EDIT: Aside from the clear blunder 14. ..Rd8 allowing for the following double attack.
    You moved your queen knight three times to trade off a piece that moved just once. This means that you lost two tempos.

    In this position you have no pieces developed while your opponent has two. A couple of moves later and that's three plays zero.



    Then you play another pawn move! Lose the right to castle because you are now responding to concrete threats.

    Later there's 14... Rd8 which loses the queen. After that the game's pretty much over.



    Edit: You could have taken the knight with your queen which would have cost you six points rather than nine.
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Aug '10 10:45
    Agree with all of the above.

    Dont subscribe to the notion that Bishops are better than Knights and swapping off N for B gives you an advantage. It often does not!
  4. 23 Aug '10 17:00 / 3 edits
    Woeful.

    Alfred E. Sicilian (1794-1855) who first analysed this opening
    that bears his name must be spinning in his grave.

    White too should hang his head. Has he never heard of Paul Morphy?
    Morphy would not have grabbed that poxy f-pawn, even with a check.

    9.Bg5!! Develop. Develop. Develop.



    White is going to do a Morphy. Nxe5+ and 0-0-0+

    and after 9. Qxf7+ Ne7? White played 10.Ng5?



    10.Nxe5+ dxe5 11.0-0



    This is over.

    One sample line.