Where did I go wrong?

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

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:09 pm

Correction for Soheil. The heading should be "Where did I GO wrong ? "

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:37 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:Correction for Soheil. The heading should be "Where did I GO wrong ? "
Yeah, thanks. Please correct it.

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:42 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:I agree, and would add another thing which is frequently overlooked: keep the two bishops! Two bishops are generally much stronger v bishop and knight than is one bishop against one knight. (Of course there are exceptions but this does not look like one of them).
But the two Bishops are good even in closed positions like this? I cannnot easily find good places for them. You have to eventually exchange this static element, isn't it?

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:25 pm

This isn't a closed position; probably semi-open. Two bishops are almost always best, save perhaps in defending cramped positions or in positions where a pawn chain dominates the board and there are few or no pawn breaks available. Again. the position in question is not that exceptional.

Save for the exceptions, it is important to understand how, even in positions where bishops do not yet have much scope, given time they invariably do find useful things to do. John Watson is perhaps the leading author on this subject.

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:35 am



Where did I go wrong?The guy was almost winning!

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:06 pm

9.Qd3 looks wrong; your queen is doing nothing there and you block the natural development of your bishop. 9.Qd1 is probably better.

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:27 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:9.Qd3 looks wrong; your queen is doing nothing there and you block the natural development of your bishop. 9.Qd1 is probably better.
I wanted to stop ...b5

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:05 pm

Please suggest improvements. During the game I made many decisions which I think maybe were wrong. I weakened my king (14...h6) for a 2-Bishop advanyage, and I opened the position let the White Bishop in (22...Nd4)

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by J T Melsom » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:01 pm

Soheil, I'm a patzer but even I can see that move 7 is a waste of tempo. You are either thinking too much with the information you have from reading and translating and getting confused or not thinking at all about how to apply what you read. In your previous game when you played Qd3 you reacted to a threat, and chess will contain moments where the opponent gets a move, by compromising your own development. I suspect some of your decision making suffers from a lack of confidence in your ability.

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:29 pm

About the Qd3 in the round 2 game, I thought that the Bishop will need two tempi to be developed anyway, not attending the harmony between pieces and pawns.

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:50 pm

The guy was winning again.
Also hard to figure out how to improve my position.


Here's the game:


Also, after the game my opponent asked what was his mistake. What should I have told him?

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:00 pm

Abject apologies are normal after that sort of swindle :)

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun May 01, 2016 3:49 am

What swindle?

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun May 01, 2016 8:19 am

The winning a totally lost game one!

Swindle doesn't always have to refer to a specific short term trick - it can be something like this where someone contrives to lose a position where they were utterly winning.

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Re: Where did I went wrong?

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun May 01, 2016 10:08 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:Swindle doesn't always have to refer to a specific short term trick - it can be something like this where someone contrives to lose a position where they were utterly winning.
I think most people would understand a successful swindle to be playing for a trap that the opponent falls in to. Soheil's game is not a swindle. His opponent just played so badly from a clearly winning position that he eventually lost it.

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