Where did I go wrong?

Technical questions regarding Openings, Middlegames, Endings etc.
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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:03 pm

For better or worse - possibly the latter - I think you had to try g4 here.
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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:14 pm

Opening position so poor so move 1 g4 or 1 Qd2.
You are significantly out-graded so your opponent may well have been outplaying you from the first move of the actual game.

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:19 am

hmm... That's what my FM friend also said, I guess.
I showed it to him from when my Bishop was on f2, but it's a difficult choice to run your King's pawns.

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:13 am

What was my mistake in:


especially in the ending

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:36 am

There's a lot more than one mistake from one player in that game!

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:48 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
especially in the ending

You had to get the White King within the a pawn's queening zone as soon as possible. Having done that, you blockade the pawn by sitting on a White square. You can generate possible winning chances by threatening to sacrifice the exchange, but it's probably just a draw. Did you earlier miscalculate the Rb8 idea employed at move 33, missing that the Bishop could shield the b pawn if supported by the King?

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:46 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:There's a lot more than one mistake from one player in that game!
I don't ask for HIS

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun May 07, 2017 5:29 am

Where did I go wrong in:

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun May 07, 2017 5:54 am

Where did I go wrong in:

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun May 07, 2017 11:57 am

12...Na6 looks iffy, screwing up your chances of queenside play. I'd probably have played 12...b6.

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun May 07, 2017 4:04 pm

Though I don't think Bx(N)a6 is normally considered that good in the Benoni?

White often has an opportunity to play it in certain main lines, but rarely does so and almost never at master level.
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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun May 07, 2017 4:25 pm

It's not usually all that good, but the difference in this position is that white could get Nc4 and Bf4 in quickly, and black had to respond by giving up his black-squared bishop.

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun May 07, 2017 4:31 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:12...Na6 looks iffy, screwing up your chances of queenside play. I'd probably have played 12...b6.
I hope I would have considered 12...Nfxd5. Perhaps it wins a pawn?

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun May 07, 2017 4:54 pm

Oh yeah, you've got the ...Bxc3 idea. I'd be nervous about giving up the black-squared bishop, but the pawn is probably strong enough that it's worth it.

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Re: Where did I go wrong?

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun May 07, 2017 5:13 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:12...Na6 looks iffy, screwing up your chances of queenside play. I'd probably have played 12...b6.
I hope I would have considered 12...Nfxd5. Perhaps it wins a pawn?
It might also lose a King, once Black's black-squared bishop has gone.

Actually, the computer, on a few seconds analysis per move, reckons White's better development, and threats against the king, means he wins the pawn back and reaches an equal ending.

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