Started by Unbeliever, August 25, 2017, 04:37:27 PM
Quote from: Baruch on September 04, 2017, 11:24:49 AMThat's OK, I was just wanting to learn the notation and follow other people's games. But I keep having to spend all my time posting here ;-)So if you will put one grain of rice on the first square, two on the next square and double each time until we get to the 64th square ...Oh I know, you are European, so you will get mad, overturn King Offa's chess board, and lose your head
Quote from: Unbeliever on September 05, 2017, 01:57:00 PMWhen I write my games down I always use a check markto indicate when a player is in check. I don't know why it isn't used by everyone, but I seem to be the only one who's ever thought of it.
Quote from: Unbeliever on September 05, 2017, 03:52:13 PMThat sounds reasonable. Why no check mark on the keyboard, though? I guess they had to pick and choose, since there was only so much room.
Quote from: Unbeliever on September 06, 2017, 02:20:48 PMOK, I checked all the moves (thrice!), and I'm pretty sure they're all correct. I played the white pieces against a fellow named Rick. I lost an exchange about halfway through, but was holding my own for a while, until I missed his 39th move with his Bishop to b6, which forced resignation, since I'd have lost at least a piece. Even though I lost this game it was still a pretty interesting game, especially the final position. This time I posted some comments, too. I hope y'all don't mind.1. d4......Nf62. c4......g63. Nc3....Bg74. e4......d6Rick has allowed me to build a strong center, which he intends to undermine if he can. This style of play is called hypermodern.5. Nf3.....0-06. Bd3.....Bg47. h3.......Bf38. Qf3I was a bit surprised that he was willing to exchange his good Bishop, since his bad Bishop is likely to be locked in for a while, but which turned out to be the piece he won with.8.............Nbd79. Be3......e5He's beginning to try to attack my center.10. d5In order to keep the long diagonal closed to his Bishop.10...........c611. b4To keep his d7 Knight from c5.11............cd12. cd.......Rc8Posting his Rook on the open file, as he should.13. Rc1Can't let him control the file.13............Nb614. 0-0In order to connect the Rooks.14............Nc415. Bc4.....Rc416. Ba7.....Rb4I'd thought he might try moving his b-pawn to b6, to try to trap my Bishop, then move his Queen to a8 to win it. But I would've stymied that by Qe3 after the pawn move, so if he played Qa8 I could just take the pawn with my Bishop.17. Rc2To control b2, where I definitely don't want his Rook to move.17............Nd718. Be3Now trapping my Bishop was a real threat, so I just brought it back out of danger.18............f519. Rfc1....f420. Bd2.....Nb621. Qd3.....Rd422. Qb5.....Nc4!Here I should've played my Knight to b1 to protect the Bishop and the square a3, and would also have threatened his Knight (with my Rooks), but I wasn't looking closely enough, so I lost the coming exchange.23. Be1.....Na3!24. Qb7Might as well get what I can.24.............Nc225. Rc2......Rf726. Qb3.....Rc727. Ne2.....Rd128. Kf1......f329. gf........Qh430. Ng1.....Rc231. Qc2.....Rd432. Qc8+...Bf833. Qe6+...Kg734. Ke2.....Qe735. Qe7.....Be736. a3So I could protect my Bishop which I wanted to put on b4.36............Bd837. Bb4.....Bc738. Ke3??This was a terrible move. I should have kept my King off the dark squares that his Bishop travels on. But I needed a square for my Knight, so I should've played Ke1. I also wanted to move my f-pawn to f4 to try to trade one of my doubled pawns. Plus, I wanted to get my King in the center, which is normally a good place for it in the endgame...but not this time.38............Rd139. Ne2.....Bb6+40. ResignsI can only interpose the Knight (or Bishop) and must lose at least a piece, so resignation was clearly justified.All in all I thought I played fairly well, but I have done better. I like playing against strong opponents, since it's more challenging. I often move too fast, before I've really seen as deeply into the position as I should. I could post the game I won yesterday, but my opponent was not as strong as Rick, and the game was too easy, not all that interesting.
Quote from: Cavebear on September 07, 2017, 03:41:18 AM29. gf... doesn't make sense. Sorry.
Quote from: Unbeliever on September 07, 2017, 10:47:23 AMThat's the g-pawn capturing on the f-file.
Quote from: Unbeliever on September 07, 2017, 03:32:44 PMBlack's 28th move was to move his f-pawn to f3, threatening my Knight, and I captured it (the f-pawn) with my g2 pawn.