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  1. 11 May '06 10:28
    got any advice or comment?

    Game 2055730
  2. Standard member onyx2006
    11 May '06 10:46
    you made 5 pawn moves, then a queen move (at a glance) doesn't seem liek the best opening.
  3. 11 May '06 10:48
    pretty crappy game - lots of mistakes - even more than in my games
  4. 11 May '06 11:03
    you should learn basic openings and opening principles...
  5. 11 May '06 11:20
  6. 11 May '06 12:10
    why did you resign? In a game played at 800- rating level, there was every chance for white to still win. I particularly liked black's long-term positional queen sac as a reaction to white's rook sac
  7. 11 May '06 16:02
    Originally posted by ray1993
    got any advice or comment?

    Game 2055730
    awful game...I can't seem to reconcile the moves played with the players' ratings. Just awful.
  8. 12 May '06 01:53
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    this should make you feel better. Game 2040167
    strange play indeed..
  9. 12 May '06 01:56
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    i think your mistake was move 19. N*h6. after building back your losses you began a downhill slide. a bit more patience and you had the game won easy.
    I thought with 19.Nxh6 I can win a rook, two pawns with a knight and a bishop
  10. 12 May '06 03:44
    I find it sad that 1600 people drop their queens and rooks.
  11. 12 May '06 09:14
    3. f3
    always be aware of opening lines against the King....In this case, against Qh4+


    You were going to be a pawn down no matter what (as you soon see fxe4 fails) so it would have been better to gambit it for peice activity.

    4. Bc4 (Or Bb5+ aiming to trade material) exf3? Nxf3 (and white has some compensation for the pawn...much better than droping a rook anyway)

    You might also want to think about Qa4+...its by no means winning, but it might be better than my suggestion

    5. g3

    this is something for computers, but i'm not sure if Ke2 is worse, or any better than g3, after Qxe4+ Kf2 Bc5+ White is in a bad way, but is it worse than losing the Rook?, i'm not sure


    totaly unecessary on blacks part what the hell was he thinking?

    18. Nxh5+

    hmm, this will trade a knight and a Bishop for a Rook and 2 (important) pawns, it seems worth it, i still think it was a small blunder.

    the f5 Knight was in a nice little postion under no threat, I think it would have been better to keep it there (threatening Nh5+) and wait for black to try and push it away, over-reacting or something...

    Perhaps something like:--
    Rf1 (into the open file) Ne7?? (trying to get rid of the f5 Knight) Nh5+...

    the difference is that this way you gain some tempo and make some new threats...Black now has to defend the rather vunerable Knight on f6...this is of course if he plays Ne7

    24. Qg4.


    ...Is there any reason dxe4 is bad? ....worse than allowing a passed pawn?

    is g4 the best queen square? Ne3!

    also remember that you traded a Knight AND a bishop for a rook earlier, which means if black can trade white's Rook for a Knight or bishop he is not only up the exchange but up a peice!

    By 28, 2 knights and a Rook should overpower a Queen in such a 35, its completly lost.
  12. 12 May '06 10:09
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    this should make you feel better. Game 2040167
    What stopped you taking the queen on move 13?
  13. 12 May '06 11:42
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    Never seen it happen that way before. That was just shocking!
    High rating doesn't necessarily make you blunder-proof:

    Deep Fritz - Kramnik Game 5 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 0-0 7.e3 Ne4 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.cxd5 Nxc3 10.bxc3 exd5 11.Qb3 Rd8 12.c4 dxc4 13.Bxc4 Nc6 14.Be2 b6 15.0-0 Bb7 16.Rfc1 Rac8 17.Qa4 Na5 18.Rc3 c5 19.Rac1 cxd4 20.Nxd4 Rxc3 21.Rxc3 Rc8 22.Rxc8+ Bxc8 23.h3 g6 24.Bf3 Bd7 25.Qc2 Qc5 26.Qe4 Qc1+ 27.Kh2 Qc7+ 28.g3 Nc4 29.Be2 Ne5 30.Bb5 Bxb5 31.Nxb5 Qc5 32.Nxa7 Qa5 33.Kg2 Qxa2 34.Nc8 Qc4 35.Ne7+ White wins 1-0
  14. 12 May '06 15:11
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    Looks more like a game between 1200 players. Shocking play from both sides. I would have kept that one secret.