The Chess Wanderer

"Les pions sont l´âme du jeu" Francois-André Philidor, 1749

Thursday, March 10, 2005

By popular demand!

Here is a great game ..... that I lost (in PGN format).

Unknown Unfriendly Foe vs PawnSensei
1. e4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bc4 Bg7 5. Ng5 O-O 6. Bxf7+ Rxf7 7. Nxf7Kxf7 8. Nd5 Nxd5 9. exd5 b6 10. Qf3+ Kg8 11. O-O Bb7 12. c4 Nd7 13. d3 Ne514. Qe4 a6 15. Bd2 b5 16. Bc3 e6 17. f4 exd5 18. cxd5 Nd7 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Rae1 Nc5 21. Qd4+ Qf6 22. Qxf6+ Kxf6 23. Rf3 Bxd5 24. Rfe3 Bxa2 25. d4 Nd726. Re7 Nf8 27. Rxc7 Ne6 28. Rxh7 Nxd4 29. g3 Nf3+ 30. Kf2 Nxe1 31. Kxe1Rd8 32. Ra7 Bb3 33. Rxa6 Kg7 34. Rb6 d5 35. Rxb5 Bc4 36. Rb7+ Kh6 37. b3Ba6 38. Rb6 Bc8 39. Rb8 d4 40. Kd2 d3 41. b4 Kh5 42. Rb5+ Bf5 43. h3 Kh644. g4 Be4 45. Re5 Rd4 46. b5 Rd5 47. Rxe4 g5 48. Re6+ Kg7 49. fxg5 Rxg550. b6 Rd5 51. b7 Rd8 52. Re7+ Kf8 53. Rc7 Rb8 54. Rc8+ Rxc8 55. bxc8=Q+{PawnSensei resigns} 1-0


At 3/11/2005 11:00 PM, Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Thanks for posting the game. It becomes clear indeed where the troubles lie and that's not the endgame.
First of all you were very lucky after you played 21. ... Qf6, because the foe could become very unfriendly by delivering mate in 4.
Starting with 22. Re7

I give a brief survey of the rest:
Your opponent blundered the exchange.
You let drop off the board pawns a6,b5 and g5, and the bishop on e4.
Without any apparent reason.

So this has indeed nothing to do with endgames but with a lot of tactical flaws in your play.
You have to study a lot of low level problems, which should improve your play dramatically.
Did you ever think about TASC's chess tutor?

At 3/13/2005 7:43 PM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...

TS, thanks for the analysis! I haven't considered chess tutor but I'll definitely look into it. Do you think that it is too early for me to start CTArt? Or should I concentrate on the lower level problems. I am getting pretty comfortable with WCT but still haven't gotten around to finishing the test at the end of the book yet.


At 3/14/2005 2:53 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said...

I don't have CTart myself so that's difficult to say, but if my estimation is right of the level of the other Knights and their comments on CT-art, it might be possible that it's too early for CT-art. Chess tutor has definitely the right exercises for you. Maybe one of the other Knights can shed some light on how this CD compares to CT-art.


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