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  1. 07 Aug '17 12:22
    Any comments would be appreciated.
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Aug '17 14:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @laskerian
    Any comments would be appreciated.[pgn][Event "Open invite"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2017.08.02"] [EndDate "2017.08.07"] [Round "?"] [White "peadair4321"] [Black "Laskerian"] [WhiteRating "2280"] [BlackRating "1851"] [WhiteElo "2280"] [BlackElo "1851"] [Result "1-0"] [GameId "12322637"] 1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Ng8f6 3. Nf3xe5 d6 4. Ne5f3 Nf6xe ...[text shortened]... Qh4f4 Qc8c4 30. Ng5e4 Kg8g7 31. Qf4e5 Kg7g8 32. Ne4f6 Kg8f8 33. Rd1e1 Ra8c8 34. Nf6d5 1-0[/pgn]
    I didn't see any major mistakes, but the dude IS close to 2300 so maybe you just bit off more than you could chew. I saw in a game against a 1200 player you blundered a rook so my guess is you are not ready for the expert crowd yet anyway. Welcome to RHP though. You have a very high rating for a Prov. Do you have an OTB rating? USCF, ELO, FIDE?
    You are doing ok against the 1700 and 1800 set so you must be fairly strong OTB.
  3. 07 Aug '17 15:50 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    I didn't see any major mistakes, but the dude IS close to 2300 so maybe you just bit off more than you could chew. I saw in a game against a 1200 player you blundered a rook so my guess is you are not ready for the expert crowd yet anyway. Welcome to RHP though. You have a very high rating for a Prov. Do you have an OTB rating? USCF, ELO, FIDE?
    You are doing ok against the 1700 and 1800 set so you must be fairly strong OTB.
    Thanks for your comment. No, I don't have an official rating. I'm definitely not an expert, but I really shouldn't have made the blunder you mentioned. There is a thread about that embarrassing game:

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/forum/only-chess/me-being-retarded.173585
  4. 07 Aug '17 20:56 / 1 edit
    These are the two problems I saw which are more philosophical I guess.

    His pieces were closer to both kings. The other is that you weakened your king's protection with pawn moves.
  5. 07 Aug '17 21:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @eladar
    These are the two problems I saw which are more philosophical I guess.

    His pieces were closer to both kings. The other is that you weakened your king's protection with pawn moves.
    Thanks. Yes, the weak squares around my king turned out to be deadly. Though, the pawn moves were almost forced.
  6. 07 Aug '17 22:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @laskerian
    Thanks. Yes, the weak squares around my king turned out to be deadly. Though, the pawn moves were almost forced.
    He was a 2200, but perhaps if you had more pieces around the king you'd had more options. Your knight was particularly useless.

    From move 14 on your play was pretty passive.
  7. 08 Aug '17 19:02
    Originally posted by @eladar
    He was a 2200, but perhaps if you had more pieces around the king you'd had more options. Your knight was particularly useless.

    From move 14 on your play was pretty passive.
    That's true. He kept a strong initiative throughout the game.