Originally posted by Vartiovuori
So I just checked my stats and apparently I suck at playing as black(that is, even more so than as white). How should I practice in order to best improve?
Adhere to the principles: develop asap,king safety,central influence and minimal pawn moves.
same game as tvo used but touching other points.
slow,but not bad per se.But be carefull with moves like that,you're setting yourself up for Qf3 tricks.
Imagine 6.Qf3,Ngf6 (careless,random developing move) 7.Nxf6,Nxf6 8.Qxa8 (bye bye rook)
Don't do that.
The pawns on the side where you plan to castle are hot.You can touch them but only with great care.
Instead,parry the attack with a developing move.
Looks far better doesn't it?
Here,7 moves later,that f6 still bites you in the butt.
You'd like to get your g8 knight into play but can't because the friggin' f6 pawn's in the way.
So you see how long you can sometimes suffer from these mistakes.
I looked at 2 other games.Same mistakes.
I rest my case.
Have you actually read Adorjàn?