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  1. Standard member Eric LeFavour
    The guy
    30 Jul '09 21:26
    Game 6499386

    Does anyone see a way I could have pulled this off. This game is eternal and Im sure I could have done something earlier in the game. Im really asking about the endgame patterns. Bare in mind, I am not a good player. That is why I am asking for advice.
    Eric
  2. 30 Jul '09 22:49 / 1 edit
    2… f6. Usually you want to leave the pawn on f7, because it is a weak square. Pushing it may compromise your king safety. Additionally it takes the nice f6 square from your knight.
    5…e6 then 6…e5. Clearly you lost time here.
    Generally you loose time when you move too many pawns in the opening. As Greenpawn34 says (I think it’s him): “don’t touch your pawns”.
    27…Ne5. A terrible blunder. Don’t know what else to write here. Practice tactics on CTS (chess tactics server). Google it if you don’t know.
    35…Bd3. Again, I guess this is a blunder. I think I would play here Nf5+. If he capture with his R hoping to get two minor pieces for the R, then this could happen: 36. Rxe5 Qxe5; 37. Nxe2 Qf2+ forking the opponent’s K and N.
    37…Nf5. Unfortunately now Nf5 without check allows him to win your R. I think from then on it’s getting really tough.

    I might have a mistake in my analysis as it is only my second attempt at giving this kind of advice
  3. 30 Jul '09 22:52
    Originally posted by Eric LeFavour
    Game 6499386

    Does anyone see a way I could have pulled this off. This game is eternal and Im sure I could have done something earlier in the game. Im really asking about the endgame patterns. Bare in mind, I am not a good player. That is why I am asking for advice.
    Eric
    First of all,try to use your pieces instead of your pawns.11 pawn moves in the first 14 moves is way too much.
    You're probably sick and tired of hearing this but it really makes a big difference.

    All right,in this game the pawn moves worked.You were on top of things until 27....,Ne5?It's a tough position,no shame in losing track.
    Position after white's 27th move

    I worked out this line 27....,Bxe2 28.Nxe2,axb4 29.axb4,Rxa1 30.Bxa1,Qh3 31.Bd4,Qd7 32.Bxb6,Qd6 33.Bc5,Qxf6 34.Rxf6,Nf5 The idea behind all of this is to trade down and swap queens so you can untangle your pieces and carry on still being a piece up.

    Position after white's 34th move

    You could've won his queen or mated
    34...,c5+ 35.bxc5,Nc6+ 36.Qxc6,Kxc6 or 36.Kxd5,Qe6 checkmate

    Move 35,now it's forced mate in 3

    35...,c5+ 36.bxc5,bxc5+ 37.Kxc5,Qe3 checkmate

    At move 36 you could still win the queen with the same c5+ idea.

    At move 37 you could've tried

    37....,exd3+ 38.Ne4,Nd2 although it's a crazy position and I've no idea who's better.

    After 37....,Nf5 I think it's completely busted.
    No idea what you mean by "the endgame patterns",to me the game never reached the endgame stage.
  4. 30 Jul '09 23:01
    Originally posted by Eric LeFavour
    Game 6499386

    Does anyone see a way I could have pulled this off. This game is eternal and Im sure I could have done something earlier in the game. Im really asking about the endgame patterns. Bare in mind, I am not a good player. That is why I am asking for advice.
    Eric
    Yes several times you could've saved some of your pieces, you didn't protect them enough.
  5. 30 Jul '09 23:09
    Picking up on Guych' observation.
    In my database I found 6 games that went 1.d4,d5 2....,f6 (yes,6,I'm as amazed as you are) resulting in 6 white wins.
    Perhaps try something else next time.I heard 2....,Nf6 is an ok move
  6. Standard member Eric LeFavour
    The guy
    31 Jul '09 00:29
    Yeah,
    Thanks for the help guys. I hear you. About the endgame pattern, or lack thereof. LOL Your statement was enough to answer my question. I really do appreciate the help. The first 2 chapters in the book Simple Chess are about pawns and their structure. I wonder if that is messing with me a bit? I really havent figured out how to coordinate my pieces down the board. Thanks for the help and advice. Ill keep trying.
    Eric