233 ( +1 | -1 ) Another Game For Analysis :DI thought I'd post a game I played today. There's nothing really exciting about it - it seems like very natural development from the early going. In these kinds of games it's sometimes difficult to know what to do, I find. You're completely developed, so.... what then? A lot of the time it's tough when there's no apparent attack, or no really good targets to focus on; no threats to make. I felt great though after my move 18.Rfd1. My opponent had spent four or five minutes on his first seventeen moves, but thought about his 18th for twenty or more. I really thought I was doing very well. Feeling on top of the world, I made my 19th move very quickly and thought it must be good (my position is unloseable i thought), but the move was actually very bad. Probably losing. I have to learn to not rely on instincts in critical situations, or act impulsively. Luckily my opponent made some poor moves too, and I was able to salvage a draw.
I don't know much about this opening because I usually play 1.e4. In the beginning I wanted to play good sensible chess.... And...at least I tried. ;) Here's the game. I'm White. (sixty minutes each)
And I think this was the final position. Black: a3 e4 h6, Bf6 Kc4 White: a2, e3, f4, g4, h5, Kc2
Black offers White a draw here and it's accepted. There seems to be no winning chances for either side. Certainly not White. Is there anything there for Black? No His bishop must stay on h4-d8 diagonal to prevent White from getting two passed pawns with a g5 push. White's king prevents Black's king from winning any pawns. Marching the king to right side of the board achieves nothing 4 Black.
So, what should White play instead of 19.Nxd5? What do you think of the position at this point? About equal? How would you rate both players' play? Any comments and corrections are encouraged.... by me. Strongly.
29 ( +1 | -1 ) instead of 19.Nxd5, the move 19. Ne3, which applies more pressure to the d5 square, is probably good. With this move White allows 19...d4, but if that were played then 20.Bxb7 seems to be strong. Maybe Black would find a move other then 19...d4.
Here is the main line: 1...Bc3 2.g5 Bh8 3.Kd2 Ba1 4.Kc2 Bc3 5.g6 Bg7 6.Kd2 Ba1 7.Kc2 Bc3 8.f5 Bf6 9.Kd2 Ba1 10.Kc2 Bc3 and White is running out of moves. He must either let the White King penetrate immediately or first sacrifice his passed pawns.