Try not to exchange pieces off unless you get a tangible advantage from is as this aides the cramped player[/b]Maybe I should not post when I'm drunk:-
Originally posted by kbear1kMaybe WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED the said game you could post it here with some analysis to illustrate the points
"i can't work out how to force a win and I either run out of steam and settle for a draw or my position implodes with a stupid mistake"
I think patience is the key. Also, please try to avoid "stupid mistake". Another peice of advice (IMHO) is to be very careful of making pawn moves that you wish you could take back - manuver with pieces - from one side to ...[text shortened]... nother glaring weakness in said game but it would not be as bad if I had some counterplay.
Originally posted by kingshillOK - will do it would be fun - I'd hope my opponent could also contribute. I'm not sure how long I can hold on. I'd also like to add a bit about trusting "book" evaluations without first really studying the line to see if it suits your style. I've known of errors in the origional ECOs but have found out that newer books also contain - let's say not so stellar evals. The problem is I don't have the time to truly eval opening positions like I used to and one needs to trust some sources. So far the game is a nice positional study. Positional play, defense and endgames were my main strength in high school/college but I made an error by overs etimating my position in this game. My main problem is that I like reading/collecting chess books and in doing so I support the local club.
Maybe WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED the said game you could post it here with some analysis to illustrate the points
Originally posted by kbear1kI know all about trusting evaluation as I'm sure many others on here do. Many years ago I'd learnt a line against the Slav and I was blindly following the analysis in the book (which was favourable for me). I was quite pleased as this was my first outing and I knew I could expect an advantage at the end of the line.
I'd also like to add a bit about trusting "book" evaluations without first really studying the line to see if it suits your style.