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WHY CAN'T I BEAT 1800s???



 
 
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Old January 8th 04, 10:39 PM
Alex
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I played these two in a tournament and played Bobby Fischer's openings
but could not win...what is wrong with my playing ability:

White: me 1250
Black: 1806

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nxd5 Qxd5 7.
Bg2 e5 8. O-O Be6 9. d3 Qd7 10. Ng5 Bg4 11. Re1 Be7 12. Ne4 O-O 13.
Qa4 f6 14.
Qc2 b6 15. a3 Nd4 16. Qc4+ Be6 17. Qc3 Rac8 18. Rb1 Nb3 19. Qc2 Rfd8
20.
Nd2 Nd4 21. Qd1 Bg4 22. f3 Be6 23. b3 Nf5 24. Ne4 Qd4+ 25. Kh1 Ne3 26.
Qd2 Nxg2 27. Kxg2 h6 28. Bb2 Qd7 29. Red1 f5 30. Nc3 Bg5 31. f4 exf4
32. gxf4 Bf6
33. Qe3 Bxb3 34. Rf1 Re8 35. Qf3 Bxc3 36. Bxc3 Bd5 37. e4 fxe4 38. Qh3
exd3+
39. Kg1 Qxh3 {White resigns} 0-1

white: 1847
black: me 1250

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 g6 7. Be3
Bg7 8. Qe2 O-O 9. f3 a6 10. h4 Nh5 11. Qd2 Bd7 12. g4 Nf6 13. h5 Rc8
14. Bb3
Bxg4 15. fxg4 Nxg4 16. Nxc6 Rxc6 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. O-O-O b5 19. Bd4
Bh6 20.
Rxh6 Nxh6 21. Qxh6 e5 22. Rh1 {Black resigns} 1-0
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Old January 8th 04, 11:45 PM
mdamien
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"Alex" wrote in message
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I played these two in a tournament and played Bobby Fischer's openings
but could not win...what is wrong with my playing ability:

White: me 1250
Black: 1806

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nxd5 Qxd5 7.
Bg2 e5 8. O-O Be6 9. d3 Qd7 10. Ng5 Bg4 11. Re1 Be7 12. Ne4 O-O 13.
Qa4 f6 14.
Qc2 b6 15. a3 Nd4 16. Qc4+ Be6 17. Qc3 Rac8 18. Rb1 Nb3 19. Qc2 Rfd8
20.
Nd2 Nd4 21. Qd1 Bg4 22. f3 Be6 23. b3 Nf5 24. Ne4 Qd4+ 25. Kh1 Ne3 26.
Qd2 Nxg2 27. Kxg2 h6 28. Bb2 Qd7 29. Red1 f5 30. Nc3 Bg5 31. f4 exf4
32. gxf4 Bf6
33. Qe3 Bxb3 34. Rf1 Re8 35. Qf3 Bxc3 36. Bxc3 Bd5 37. e4 fxe4 38. Qh3
exd3+
39. Kg1 Qxh3 {White resigns} 0-1

white: 1847
black: me 1250

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 g6 7. Be3
Bg7 8. Qe2 O-O 9. f3 a6 10. h4 Nh5 11. Qd2 Bd7 12. g4 Nf6 13. h5 Rc8
14. Bb3
Bxg4 15. fxg4 Nxg4 16. Nxc6 Rxc6 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. O-O-O b5 19. Bd4
Bh6 20.
Rxh6 Nxh6 21. Qxh6 e5 22. Rh1 {Black resigns} 1-0


Back again, huh? Well, you once again pose a humorous rhetorical question.

Matt


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Old January 8th 04, 11:56 PM
Lukino
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White: me 1250
Black: 1806


Maybe because u're a 1200 player?

Luca


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Old January 9th 04, 12:25 AM
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(Alex) wrote in rec.games.chess.misc:

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Use a bat instead of your hanky.

--
CeeBee


"I am not a crook"

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Old January 9th 04, 04:54 AM
Mark S. Hathaway
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Alex wrote:
I played these two in a tournament and played Bobby Fischer's openings
but could not win...what is wrong with my playing ability:


Did you also play Fischer's middle-games and endings? :-)

White: me 1250
Black: 1806

1. c4
{ I don't remember Fischer playing 1. c4 so much as 1. e4. }
1...c5
{ This isn't played quite as often these days, but it's
still o.k. }
2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 d5
{ A litle risky. }
5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nxd5
{ Nc3 is fine, why trade it. 6. Bg2 or 6. d3 to prepare
Bd2 is fine. }
6...Qxd5 7. Bg2 e5 8. O-O Be6
( 8...Bg4 )
( 8...Be7 )
9. d3
( 9. Ng5 { to get Be6 and leave Bg2 dominant } )
9...Qd7 10. Ng5
{ too late }
10...Bg4 11. Re1 Be7 12. Ne4 O-O 13. Qa4 f6
{ unnecessary and weakening light squares }
( 13...Rac8 { preparing ...b6 } )
14. Qc2
( 14. Nxc5 Bxc5 15. Qc4+ Kh8 16. Qxc5 Nd4 { is unclear } )
( 14. Be3 { seems good } )
14...b6
{ weakens the diagonal quite a lot }
( 14...Rc8 15. Nxc5 Bxc5 16. Qxc5 Nd4 17. Qd5+ { is very unclear } )
( 14...Nd4 15. Qc4+ Be6 { is clearly good for Black } )
15. a3 Nd4 16. Qc4+ Be6 17. Qc3 Rac8 18. Rb1
( 18. Be3 )
18...Nb3
( 18...c4 { opens lines for Black's pieces! } )
( 18...Rfd8 { brings more pieces into position } )
19. Qc2 Rfd8 20. Nd2 Nd4 21. Qd1 Bg4
{ he should go for the king, not more central play }
( 21...Bh3 )
22. f3 Be6 23. b3
{ Now White has a sturdier position. }
23...Nf5
( 23...f5 { gives more room to Be7 } )
24. Ne4 Qd4+ 25. Kh1 Ne3 26. Qd2 Nxg2 27. Kxg2 h6
28. Bb2 Qd7 29. Red1
{ pawn be needs defense }
29...f5
( 29...Bxb3 )
30. Nc3 Bg5
( 30...Bxb3 )
31. f4
{ After keeping Kg2 safe this makes no sense. Why
open lines to your own king? 31. Qc2 is better. }
31...exf4 32. gxf4 Bf6 33. Qe3 Bxb3 34. Rf1 Re8
{ It appears to be -+ }
35. Qf3 Bxc3 36. Bxc3 Bd5 37. e4 fxe4 38. Qh3 exd3+
39. Kg1 Qxh3 {White resigns} 0-1

White didn't play the opening aggressively enough.
White traded an active piece for no good reason.
White didn't develop Bc1 when it would've been good.
In short, White jumped the gun on tactics and didn't
develop enough piece activity (advantage) to make any
tactical operations successful.
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Old January 9th 04, 07:20 AM
Ron
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In article ,
(Alex) wrote:

I played these two in a tournament and played Bobby Fischer's openings
but could not win...what is wrong with my playing ability:

White: me 1250
Black: 1806

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3


Already you're playing a hypermodern strategy that is not well suited
to players of your ability. Your immediate results will be better if you
focus on playing classically.

d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nxd5



This is a lousy capture, which accelerates black's development advantage.

Qxd5 7.
Bg2 e5 8. O-O Be6 9. d3 Qd7 10. Ng5


Finish developing your pieces.


Bg4 11. Re1 Be7 12. Ne4 O-O 13.
Qa4 f6 14.
Qc2


Think. Move your pieces to good squares and leave them there. You waste
more time here.

b6 15. a3 Nd4 16. Qc4+ Be6 17. Qc3 Rac8


Your play up to this point has been basically planless, and as a result
black has the stronger center and the better development.

It's not that you're doing anything downright horrible here, but you're
just sort of shuffling pieces around. You need to learn how to recognize
an appropriate plan an execute it.

18. Rb1 Nb3 19. Qc2 Rfd8
20.
Nd2 Nd4 21. Qd1 Bg4 22. f3


Black just quietly gets you to create another weakness in your position.
Now your dark squares will come under fire. It may have been better to
accept the doubled pawns which would have followed Nf3.

Be6 23. b3 Nf5 24. Ne4
Qd4+ 25. Kh1 Ne3 26.
Qd2 Nxg2 27. Kxg2 h6 28. Bb2 Qd7 29. Red1 f5 30. Nc3 Bg5 31. f4


And I don't like this move at all. Your opponet has the better
development, the two bishops, the stronger king position, and the
stronger center. You can not help him open the position under those
circumstances.

exf4
32. gxf4 Bf6
33. Qe3 Bxb3 34. Rf1 Re8 35. Qf3


A rather mundane losing move, but your position was terrible, anyway,
as a result of your lethargic play. Nevertheless, until you learn how to
handle basic tactics like this, you will never be a strong player. Study
your basic tactics!

Bxc3 36. Bxc3 Bd5 37. e4 fxe4 38. Qh3
exd3+
39. Kg1 Qxh3 {White resigns} 0-1

white: 1847
black: me 1250

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6


With your lack of fundamental tactical skills, you have no business
playing the sicilian defense.

3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 g6 7. Be3
Bg7 8. Qe2 O-O 9. f3 a6


In all honesty, you may well be lost already, here. The white queen may
be misplaced on e2 (rather than d2) but you almost certainly won't have
time for a pawn-storm.

But this gets back to my earlier comment: you're not strong enough to be
playing the sicilian, much less the dragon.

10. h4 Nh5


Horible, as you're giving him g4 with a gain of time without even
winning a pawn in the bargain.

11. Qd2 Bd7 12. g4 Nf6 13. h5 Rc8
14. Bb3
Bxg4


I guess I should applaud your fighting spirit here. You're a tempo down
down on the normal continuation, plus you've wasted a tempo on -a6. This
sort of sacrifice requires a lot of preconditions, and since there's no
Rxc3 sacrifice to back it up, I think you're in trouble.


15. fxg4 Nxg4 16. Nxc6 Rxc6 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. O-O-O b5 19. Bd4
Bh6


Like in the last game, a mind-numbing tactical blunder in a bad
position, in truth, you were in trouble anyway, as white's attack will
soon break through and yours is nowhere to be seen. But this is just
horrid. Work on your tactics. Until you get better at tactics, you will
NEVER be able to beat strong players. Period.

20.
Rxh6 Nxh6 21. Qxh6 e5 22. Rh1


Qxg6 mates faster, but it's all the same, really.

{Black resigns} 1-0


Basic tactics. In both of these games you GAVE material away. The finer
points of strategy are meaningless until you stop doing that.
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Old January 9th 04, 09:34 AM
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Alex schreef:

I played these two in a tournament and played Bobby Fischer's openings
but could not win...what is wrong with my playing ability:



it sucks?

 




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