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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    He resigned then I heard there is a way to help you analyse games on chess.com but I can't find it, is it for premium members only?
    Try this (I'm a premium member anyway, so I don't know whether it will work):

    Live Chess -> Events (on the right hand side) -> New Analysis Board



    (Original post by Eloades11)
    Here is a game I had today, looking back through it I find this one to be the most interesting game since I played kidms001
    1.e4 e5
    2.Bc4 Nf6
    3.d3 Nc6
    4.c3 d6
    5.b4 Be6
    6.Bb5 a6
    7.Ba4 b5
    8.Bc2 d5
    9.Qf3 d4
    10.Bd1 dxc3
    11.Nxc3 Nxb4
    12.Kf1 Nxd3
    13.Be3 Nb2
    14.Nge2 b4
    15.Ba4+ Nxa4
    16.Nxa4 Bd7 -- MATE CHANCE.
    17.Nb2 Ng4
    18.Bc1 Bc5
    19.Nd3 Bb6
    20.h3 Qh4
    21.Nxb4 Nxf2
    22.g3 Qxe4
    23.Qxe4


    He resigned then I heard there is a way to help you analyse games on chess.com but I can't find it, is it for premium members only?
    Please tell me you aren't white... :zomg: .. And I won't put up any images as it takes too long, and there's a lot to talk about! EDIT: (Okay, I lied about this part)

    First of all 2.Bc4 is unusual. It's not unheard of, but it's unusual (Actual called Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense) .. I've never played this in my life, so I will be playing off instinct here

    4.c3 is odd. Only 6 master games on record have played this variation, and 4 of those games have been black wins. I would have played Nf3 to try and take it into the more familiar 4 knights variation. But hey! .. And black's d6 move would have taken me there.

    5.b4, again, I don't like. Not enough major pieces developed for this much of a pawn storm yet. If white wants to keep that side free of pieces, play Nd2 and Nf6 to at least develop the knights. Black's Be6 response is premature as well IMO. If white takes, then black's pawn structure is damaged, and castling king side looks a little unhealthy.

    From 6.Bb5 to 8.Bc2 was played how I would have expected. Black gains a little room by piece chasing

    9.Qf3 :facepalm: .. d4 :rolleyes: .. 10.Bd1 :shock: .. And white ends up a pawn down!

    Play Nd2 (like I've been saying from the start, and white may end up in a more positionally sound game like so:

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    Now white's in a tricky position. Playing 12.Kf1 was strange. It takes away the ability to castle, and leads the king exposed in the middle of the board. There are plenty of pieces available to protect that pawn!

    13... Nb2 was a weird one by black. That piece isn't in danger. Could black use that tempo to get attackers up the field? Perhaps target the knight with Bb4, then follow it up with Bc4 to trap the king? I don't really know.

    14.Nge2 .. Took it's time, but it's better. He should have kept his ability to castle however. Black's b4 is a little unstable (as he finds out with check). As above, perhaps developing the bishop to that space would have been a better move?

    16... Bd7, missed a gem of an opportunity. White playing how he is, if black plays Bxa2, white's BOUND to take a free bishop! Then Qd1# :smug: (This is the only reason I analyse games, to see if one of these has been missed ) .. That bishop is safe there if he decides not to take, as he can do nothing constructive that will prevent black's bishop from moving away again.

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    The rest of the game is too open to bother analysing. Though 20... Qh4 is clever, especially with the bishop reinforcement targeting f2.

    Then the game ends. White's position is horrible but still malleable. I would expect black to win quite easily though, considering how poor white's play was. :rolleyes:

    I hope that was constructive!


    Does anybody have any other analysis requests? I don't pretend I'm any good at them, but I can spread a small light over it
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Try this (I'm a premium member anyway, so I don't know whether it will work):

    Live Chess -> Events (on the right hand side) -> New Analysis Board





    Please tell me you aren't white... :zomg: .. And I won't put up any images as it takes too long, and there's a lot to talk about! EDIT: (Okay, I lied about this part)

    First of all 2.Bc4 is unusual. It's not unheard of, but it's unusual (Actual called Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense) .. I've never played this in my life, so I will be playing off instinct here

    4.c3 is odd. Only 6 master games on record have played this variation, and 4 of those games have been black wins. I would have played Nf3 to try and take it into the more familiar 4 knights variation. But hey! .. And black's d6 move would have taken me there.

    5.b4, again, I don't like. Not enough major pieces developed for this much of a pawn storm yet. If white wants to keep that side free of pieces, play Nd2 and Nf6 to at least develop the knights. Black's Be6 response is premature as well IMO. If white takes, then black's pawn structure is damaged, and castling king side looks a little unhealthy.

    From 6.Bb5 to 8.Bc2 was played how I would have expected. Black gains a little room by piece chasing

    9.Qf3 :facepalm: .. d4 :rolleyes: .. 10.Bd1 :shock: .. And white ends up a pawn down!

    Play Nd2 (like I've been saying from the start, and white may end up in a more positionally sound game like so:

    Spoiler:
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    Now white's in a tricky position. Playing 12.Kf1 was strange. It takes away the ability to castle, and leads the king exposed in the middle of the board. There are plenty of pieces available to protect that pawn!

    13... Nb2 was a weird one by black. That piece isn't in danger. Could black use that tempo to get attackers up the field? Perhaps target the knight with Bb4, then follow it up with Bc4 to trap the king? I don't really know.

    14.Nge2 .. Took it's time, but it's better. He should have kept his ability to castle however. Black's b4 is a little unstable (as he finds out with check). As above, perhaps developing the bishop to that space would have been a better move?

    16... Bd7, missed a gem of an opportunity. White playing how he is, if black plays Bxa2, white's BOUND to take a free bishop! Then Qd1# :smug: (This is the only reason I analyse games, to see if one of these has been missed ) .. That bishop is safe there if he decides not to take, as he can do nothing constructive that will prevent black's bishop from moving away again.

    Spoiler:
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    The rest of the game is too open to bother analysing. Though 20... Qh4 is clever, especially with the bishop reinforcement targeting f2.

    Then the game ends. White's position is horrible but still malleable. I would expect black to win quite easily though, considering how poor white's play was. :rolleyes:

    I hope that was constructive!


    Does anybody have any other analysis requests? I don't pretend I'm any good at them, but I can spread a small light over it
    Thanks a lot for that, I was black, just to cover that up. I never start a game with Bc4
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    Right... Lets get some (relatively easy) drills going.




    Find the Mate in 2!


    Please post your answer in spoilers to give other members a chance to work it out .. (Plus rep (if I can give it) to the first correct answer (for members of the chess soc only)) :love: (Join here)


    EDIT: Tips for the future. This drill highlights the importance of developing major pieces for defense. If you are a regular on chess.com, you will know that the GM/IM/FM's are always saying that pawn development is a bad idea if you can't handle defending them. (The exception to the rule is the Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack at amateur level) :yep:
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Right... Lets get some (relatively easy) drills going.




    Find the Mate in 2!


    Please post your answer in spoilers to give other members a chance to work it out .. (Plus rep (if I can give it) to the first correct answer (for members of the chess soc only)) :love: (Join here)


    EDIT: Tips for the future. This drill highlights the importance of developing major pieces for defense. If you are a regular on chess.com, you will know that the GM/IM/FM's are always saying that pawn development is a bad idea if you can't handle defending them. (The exception to the rule is the Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack at amateur level) :yep:
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    Qxh5+ ,RXh5

    Bg6 #

    easy peasy ..


    I would have posted more puzzles to keep the society alive , its just Im literally dumped down in so much revision :sad: .
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    (Original post by rbnphlp)
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    Qxh5+ ,RXh5

    Bg6 #

    easy peasy ..


    I would have posted more puzzles to keep the society alive , its just Im literally dumped down in so much revision :sad: .
    Obviously :yep:

    I would rep you, but apparently I need to rep some more people before you.. So consider this an IOU.

    And just worry about passing your exams for now .. I'll but up another one tomorrow, and then I'll try dig out one of my old games where I missed a forced mate against someone 200 points higher than me
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Obviously :yep:

    I would rep you, but apparently I need to rep some more people before you.. So consider this an IOU.

    And just worry about passing your exams for now .. I'll but up another one tomorrow, and then I'll try dig out one of my old games where I missed a forced mate against someone 200 points higher than me

    dont worry about the rep .. and cheers for the encouraging words
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Right... Lets get some (relatively easy) drills going.




    Find the Mate in 2!


    Please post your answer in spoilers to give other members a chance to work it out .. (Plus rep (if I can give it) to the first correct answer (for members of the chess soc only)) :love: (Join here)


    EDIT: Tips for the future. This drill highlights the importance of developing major pieces for defense. If you are a regular on chess.com, you will know that the GM/IM/FM's are always saying that pawn development is a bad idea if you can't handle defending them. (The exception to the rule is the Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack at amateur level) :yep:
    I haven't seen rbn's post, honest!
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    1.Qxh5 - Rxh5
    2.Bb6

    Is that right? I hope so I think posting daily puzzles on here will be good
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    I haven't seen rbn's post, honest!
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    1.Qxh5 - Rxh5
    2.Bb6

    Is that right? I hope so I think posting daily puzzles on here will be good
    Move 1 is right, and I'm sure you know which square to make move2... But it's not what you've written down .. In fact, your move 2 is illegal :rofl:
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    Slightly more tricky this one:



    Mate in 3!


    As before, post your answers in spoilers to give other members a shot. Plus rep to the first member to get it right!
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Slightly more tricky this one:



    Mate in 3!


    As before, post your answers in spoilers to give other members a shot. Plus rep to the first member to get it right!
    I think you should mention if it's white/black's turn to move (Im sure its white but still)
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Slightly more tricky this one:



    Mate in 3!


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    1. Rf4+ ...Kh5 2. Rh4+ gxh4 3. g4#


    So, you guys are on chess.com?
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Slightly more tricky this one:



    Mate in 3!


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    1.Rook to f4+ - King to h5
    2. Rook to H4


    I gave up trying to use chess notation and made up my own I'd rather try and make sense than to make my moves illegal
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    (Original post by Sad Clown)
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    1. Rf4+ ...Kh5 2. Rh4+ gxh4 3. g4#


    So, you guys are on chess.com?
    Feel free to add my username on chess.com, Eloades11(same as TSR username)

    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Move 1 is right, and I'm sure you know which square to make move2... But it's not what you've written down .. In fact, your move 2 is illegal :rofl:
    I'll get the hang of chess notation someday
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    Slightly more tricky this one:



    Mate in 3!


    As before, post your answers in spoilers to give other members a shot. Plus rep to the first member to get it right!
    Easy.
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    1.Rook to f4+ - King to h5
    2. Rook to H4


    I gave up trying to use chess notation and made up my own I'd rather try and make sense than to make my moves illegal
    Thats not mate.
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    (Original post by baby sexy)
    Thats not mate.
    You're right hehe my bad. Lets try this one
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    1.Rook-f4...King-h5
    2.Rook-h4...gxh4
    3.Pawn-g4#


    I'm hoping thats the right one, I probably got it wrong again though
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    (Original post by Sad Clown)
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    1. Rf4+ ...Kh5 2. Rh4+ gxh4 3. g4#


    So, you guys are on chess.com?
    Yes we are.. Add Kidms001 (me) and I'll give ya a game some time

    And since you were first right, you can claim the rep. However, you need to actually join the society to claim (as per conditions in my original post of this puzzle) .. (Well... it's actually so we can get more members )

    (Original post by baby sexy)
    Easy.
    Can I have your solution then?

    And same to you, you can have the rep if you join

    (Original post by Eloades11)
    You're right hehe my bad. Lets try this one
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    1.Rook-f4...King-h5
    2.Rook-h4...gxh4
    3.Pawn-g4#


    I'm hoping thats the right one, I probably got it wrong again though
    Looks right! Congratulations :woo: .. You now get an IOU with your name on it (only cos I've repped you recently) :teehee:


    Well, if all of you are finding this too easy, I'll dig up one of my past games tomorrow, to see if you can spot a 5 move forced mate that I missed





    (Original post by rbnphlp)
    I think you should mention if it's white/black's turn to move (Im sure its white but still)
    :rolleyes: of course.. Silly of me
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    Looks right! Congratulations :woo: .. You now get an IOU with your name on it (only cos I've repped you recently) :teehee:


    Well, if all of you are finding this too easy, I'll dig up one of my past games tomorrow, to see if you can spot a 5 move forced mate that I missed
    Wooo! Can I ask what's an IOU first?
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    Wooo! Can I ask what's an IOU first?
    :lolwut: .. Shorthand for "I Owe You"?

    ...An informal acknowledgment of debt with a promise to pay it back...
    In this case, it's an acknowledgment that I Owe You rep :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    :lolwut: .. Shorthand for "I Owe You"?



    In this case, it's an acknowledgment that I Owe You rep :facepalm:
    Well at least I know now
 
 
 
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