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  1. 17 Feb '09 06:54
    Sound opening...check
    Sound transition to middle game...check
    Surprising material advantage without (seemingly) positional dis-advantage....
    F' around for a bunch of moves till I get crushed by a clearly better player......
    ...............check :'(



    so I know my final mistake and I think gxf3(where ever the heck it was played) might have been a bad idea...but short of that what should I have done?
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Feb '09 07:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by c guy1
    Sound opening...check
    Sound transition to middle game...check
    Surprising material advantage without (seemingly) positional dis-advantage....
    F' around for a bunch of moves till I get crushed by a clearly better player......
    ...............check :'(

    [pgn][Event "Clan league"]
    [Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
    [Date "2009.02.02"]
    [EndDate ht have been a bad idea...but short of that what should I have done?
    What should you have done? Not played gxf3. That move was wrong on so many levels. It weakened your King position and made his Nf5 into a beast [cannot be kicked away with g4].

    You won the exchange, but your two Rooks lay dormant for the whole game. You needed to get them into the fray somehow [trade pawns on Q-side to open files there, for example].
  3. 17 Feb '09 07:20
    My first thought would be to push forward the queenside pawn majority!
  4. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    17 Feb '09 09:51
    Originally posted by c guy1
    Sound opening...check
    Sound transition to middle game...check
    Surprising material advantage without (seemingly) positional dis-advantage....
    F' around for a bunch of moves till I get crushed by a clearly better player......
    ...............check :'(

    [pgn][Event "Clan league"]
    [Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
    [Date "2009.02.02"]
    [EndDate ...[text shortened]... ht have been a bad idea...but short of that what should I have done?
    You lost this game?!? Your whole life is meaningless now! I'd take a shotgun baby...AND DISCONNECT MY BRAIN!!