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Old January 30th 04, 07:39 PM
Alexander Fischer
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Default Beginner's blitz game (3 minutes + 3 seconds increment)

Hello,
would anybody want to comment on this game I played, with a timer of 3
minutes plus 3 seconds per move? Beware - the playing level is rather low,
but I would like to use the opportunity to learn from your analyses.
I commented the game to show how I was thinking - please show me where I'm
not thinking the right way. After having commented the game, I went over it
with Fritz briefly to spot new ideas.
Any comments welcome. Thank you.

[White "Alex"]
[Black "N.N."]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 e6 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. c3 cxd4 6.
exd4 Nc6 7. Bf4 {To get the bishop out before black plays Bd6} Be7 8. Nbd2
O-O
9. Qc2 {attacking the pawn shield to force h6 at some point of time} a6 {
probably rather a time-wasting move? the Bc8 needs to get into the game. But
how?} 10. Ng5 {now the pawn shield must open I thought.} g6 ({
I expected h6. But there is another possibility I didn't see (Fritz did):}
10... Nh5 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. Nh3 Nxf4 13. Nxf4 g6 14. Bxg6 Bd6 15. g3 Bxf4
16.
gxf4 fxg6 17. Qxg6) 11. h4 Nd7 12. Ngf3 {
must move the knight to make the h-pawn free for h5} Bf6 ({wouldn't} 12...
f5 {
stop the kingside attack? e.g.} 13. h5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg7 14. hxg6 hxg6
15.
O-O-O Rh8) 13. h5 {In retrospect, this happened too early. Some move like
g4,
g5 or 0-0-0 was missing} g5 {didn't think of that in the Blitz game} (13...
e5
$1 {This is what Fritz suggests. He aims at the pawn fork at e4!} 14. Bh6
(14.
dxe5 Ndxe5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Bxe5 17. hxg6 fxg6 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. Qxg6+
Bg7 {a pity this bishop is still there... and that 0-0-0 hasn't yet
happened..}
) 14... e4 {Very clever....
} 15. Bxf8 exd3 16. Qxd3 Nxf8) 14. Bxh7+ Kh8 15.
Bd6 Ne7 16. Be5 (16. Ne5 {not really better I believe. Anyhow: the air is a
bit out of the attack. The h-pawn is blocking everything.} Bxe5 (16... Nxe5
17.
dxe5 Bg7 18. h6) 17. dxe5) 16... Nxe5 $6 {loses a piece} 17. dxe5 Nf5 (17...
Bg7 18. h6 f5 19. hxg7+ {and the white bishop is protected}) 18. Bxf5 exf5
19.
exf6 Re8+ 20. Kd1 Qxf6 21. Nd4 f4 22. N2f3 Bf5 $4 {blunder in time pressure}
23. Nxf5 Re4 24. N3d4 {the two connected knights are strong} Rae8 25. Kd2
Qe5
26. f3 Rxd4+ 27. Nxd4 Qe3+ {one last shock there might be a stupid mate} 28.
Kd1 Rc8 29. Qe2 Qxe2+ 30. Kxe2 Re8+ 31. Kd3 Re3+ 32. Kc2 b5 33. Rae1 Kg7 34.
Rxe3 {the game is over} fxe3 35. h6+ Kh7 36. Kd3 {time} 1-0



  #2  
Old January 30th 04, 08:14 PM
mdamien
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Default Beginner's blitz game (3 minutes + 3 seconds increment)

"Alexander Fischer" wrote in message
...
Hello,
would anybody want to comment on this game I played, with a timer of 3
minutes plus 3 seconds per move? Beware - the playing level is rather low,
but I would like to use the opportunity to learn from your analyses.
I commented the game to show how I was thinking - please show me where I'm
not thinking the right way. After having commented the game, I went over

it
with Fritz briefly to spot new ideas.
Any comments welcome. Thank you.


Sure, Alex.


[White "Alex"]
[Black "N.N."]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3


This move is unnecessarily passive, since it blocks the natural development
of the queen's bishop, the freeing of which was presumably a major reason
for opening 1. d4 in the first place. The best move is to play the Queen's
Gambit, 2. c4, which has many advantages -- for instance, threatening to
trade a side pawn for a center pawn and opening up the c-file. Many players,
as Black, avoid the move 1. ... d5 because they do not want to face the
Queen's Gambit, instead playing 1. ... Nf6 (to prevent an immediate 2. e4)
and heading for one of the so-called "Indian" defenses where they'll cede
some space in the center temporarily, but look to undermine it later. The
Queen's Gambit is not a true gambit because White can recover the pawn
(after 2. c4 dxc5) immediately with 3. Qa4+ and 4. Qxc4. There are even more
promising ways to recover the pawn, starting with 3. Nf3, 3. e3, or 3. e4,
for instance, and a vast number of games start this way. To get a feel for
it, go over some of the games from the Capablanca-Alekhine match.

2. ... e6

Note that this is a passive move from Black too, who could have continued
with something like 2. ... Bf5 to get this bishop out before closing it in.
Black, though, being a move behind White, can't be blamed at this point for
not playing aggressively. After 2. ... e6 (as played), Black should be
seeking to play c5.


3. Bd3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5

Good.

5. c3 cxd4

Now, however, Black is jumping the gun. He should develop 5. ... Nc6 and
consider the possibility of pushing the pawn to c4 at some point, cramping
White's game.

6. exd4 Nc6

Black could play Bd6 now, if he wants to prevent 7. Bf4. He would have to
consider 7. Bg5 instead though, which is probably even stronger for White.

I continue comments shortly -- I've been informed that I have to go pick up
the pizza.

Matt



  #3  
Old January 30th 04, 10:04 PM
Antonio Torrecillas
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Default Beginner's blitz game (3 minutes + 3 seconds increment)

En/na Alexander Fischer ha escrit:
Any comments welcome. Thank you.

[White "Alex"]
[Black "N.N."]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 e6 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. c3 cxd4


You did not menction this move.

I think that to play a later ...c4 possibility is not the plan for
black: generally closing the center white has free hands to built an
attack in the king wing (in some cases with a later Ne5).

Exchanging 5...cxd4 6.exd4 black has a plan known as "minority attack"
based in ...b5-b4xc3 attacking in the queen wing. But I would prefer to
wait to play this ...cxd4 - exd4 because waiting white has fewer options
(the Bc1 can not be developed, there is not an semiopen "e" line to play
Re1-e3-g3 or Re1 controling "e5".
A related question is if white has better ideas than waiting for
....cxd4, an idea is to try to play Nbd2, dxc5, e4.

After ...cxd4 white can play too cxd4 with a simmetrical structure. In
that case I think that white knight is better placed in c3 than in b2.
If black wait until white has played Nbd2 this possibility has dissapeared.

After looking at that ideas, I think black can wait to play this ...cxd4
in a better moment and to play 5...cxd4 is not a mistake but it's not
the best move.

6.exd4 Nc6 7. Bf4 {To get the bishop out before black plays Bd6} Be7


In the opening the choice of a plan is matter of taste.

If your plan was to force black to advance a pawn with a later Qc2, Ng5
(as played in the game) to force ...h6, a posibly improvement is to play
here Bg5. If the game continues in a similar way: 7.Bg5 Be7 8. Nbd2 O-O
9.Qc2 h6 10.Bf4 white can have won a tempo (if white idea was to
continue 7.Bf5 Be7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9.Qc2 a6 10.Ng5 h6 11.Ngf3)
I write "if white idea was ..." because there are other options, like to
play h4 after ...h6 sacrificing a piece in g5 (bishop or knight).

8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Qc2 a6 {probably rather a time-wasting move?
the Bc8 needs to get into the game. But how?}


I don't like too much this ...a6.
The position is very similar to exchange Panov in Caro Kan but there
black best option is to play with ...Bg4 before playing ...e6 and here
that is not possible.

10. Ng5 {now the pawn shield must open I thought.} g6 ({
I expected h6. But there is another possibility I didn't see (Fritz did):}
10... Nh5 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. Nh3 Nxf4 13. Nxf4 g6 14. Bxg6 Bd6 15. g3 Bxf4
16. gxf4 fxg6 17. Qxg6)


10...h6 is the move I would have expected too.
This 10...Nh5 must be anticipated (maybe win a piece in some cases
-imagine a pawn in h3-) but it's easy to overlook it.

....

AT

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Old January 30th 04, 11:15 PM
Arfur Million
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Default Beginner's blitz game (3 minutes + 3 seconds increment)

"Alexander Fischer" wrote in message
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Hello,
would anybody want to comment on this game I played, with a timer of 3
minutes plus 3 seconds per move?


Hi Alex, that's my favourite time limit too, but I have problems finding
opponents!

Beware - the playing level is rather low,
but I would like to use the opportunity to learn from your analyses.
I commented the game to show how I was thinking - please show me where I'm
not thinking the right way. After having commented the game, I went over

it
with Fritz briefly to spot new ideas.
Any comments welcome. Thank you.

[White "Alex"]
[Black "N.N."]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 e6 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. c3 cxd4 6.
exd4 Nc6 7. Bf4 {To get the bishop out before black plays Bd6} Be7 8. Nbd2
O-O
9. Qc2 {attacking the pawn shield to force h6 at some point of time} a6 {
probably rather a time-wasting move? the Bc8 needs to get into the game.

But
how?} 10. Ng5 {now the pawn shield must open I thought.} g6 ({
I expected h6. But there is another possibility I didn't see (Fritz did):}
10... Nh5 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. Nh3 Nxf4 13. Nxf4 g6 14. Bxg6 Bd6 15. g3 Bxf4


I think the most natural defence by Black must be ...h6, as you expected,
although Fritz's ...Nh5 may be better. After 10 ...h6 what does White do?
You could retreat the knight of course, or you could have some fun with 11
h4, but in either case (assuming Black doesn't take the bait with 11 h4
hxg5) Black can just continue developing, or seek exchanges with ...Bd6.

An alternative to 10 Ng5, is the attacking move 10 g4. If Black takes it you
can take the g file and get a nice attacking position (10 ...Nxg4 11 Bxh7+
Kh8 12 Rg1 Nf6 13 Bd3) and it keeps the N out of h5. I prefer it to Ng5
because it promises to open the g file, and keeps an eye on ...e5. The
disadvantage is that now you can (probably) only castle Q-side, possibly
into B's advancing Pawns, but in this position I think you should be OK,
because I think your attack will get there first.

Hope Matt enjoyed his pizza!

Cheers,
Arfur.


16.
gxf4 fxg6 17. Qxg6) 11. h4 Nd7 12. Ngf3 {
must move the knight to make the h-pawn free for h5} Bf6 ({wouldn't} 12...
f5 {
stop the kingside attack? e.g.} 13. h5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg7 14. hxg6 hxg6
15.
O-O-O Rh8) 13. h5 {In retrospect, this happened too early. Some move like
g4,
g5 or 0-0-0 was missing} g5 {didn't think of that in the Blitz game}

(13...
e5
$1 {This is what Fritz suggests. He aims at the pawn fork at e4!} 14. Bh6
(14.
dxe5 Ndxe5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Bxe5 17. hxg6 fxg6 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19.

Qxg6+
Bg7 {a pity this bishop is still there... and that 0-0-0 hasn't yet
happened..}
) 14... e4 {Very clever....
} 15. Bxf8 exd3 16. Qxd3 Nxf8) 14. Bxh7+ Kh8 15.
Bd6 Ne7 16. Be5 (16. Ne5 {not really better I believe. Anyhow: the air is

a
bit out of the attack. The h-pawn is blocking everything.} Bxe5 (16...

Nxe5
17.
dxe5 Bg7 18. h6) 17. dxe5) 16... Nxe5 $6 {loses a piece} 17. dxe5 Nf5

(17...
Bg7 18. h6 f5 19. hxg7+ {and the white bishop is protected}) 18. Bxf5 exf5
19.
exf6 Re8+ 20. Kd1 Qxf6 21. Nd4 f4 22. N2f3 Bf5 $4 {blunder in time

pressure}
23. Nxf5 Re4 24. N3d4 {the two connected knights are strong} Rae8 25. Kd2
Qe5
26. f3 Rxd4+ 27. Nxd4 Qe3+ {one last shock there might be a stupid mate}

28.
Kd1 Rc8 29. Qe2 Qxe2+ 30. Kxe2 Re8+ 31. Kd3 Re3+ 32. Kc2 b5 33. Rae1 Kg7

34.
Rxe3 {the game is over} fxe3 35. h6+ Kh7 36. Kd3 {time} 1-0





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Old January 30th 04, 11:59 PM
mdamien
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Continuing ...

7. Bf4 {To get the bishop out before black plays Bd6}

OK. You also need to get this bishop out before blocking it with 8. Nbd2, so
reasonable choices at this point are 7. Bf4 (as played), 7. Bg5, 7. O-O, or
7. Qc2. Your rationale for paying 7. Bf4 seems, rather than "to get the
bishop out before Black plays Bd6" as you state, rather "to grab the a2-b8
diagonal (and further strengthen the square e5) before Black plays Bd6,"
since certainly you'd be able to get the bishop out after, say, 7. Qc2 Bd6
8. Bg5. By identifying more accurate reasons moves, you can assess them more
accurately.

7. ... Be7

This is unduly passive. It would be one correct response to 7. Bg5 (another
possibility being h6), breaking the pin on the knight, but here there seems
a conscious decision to let White have the dominant black-squared bishop,
while Black's takes a submissive role. Primary moves to consider, instead,
are (A) 7. ... Bd6 8. Bxd6 Qxd6 planning to castle quickly and perhaps push
e5; (B) 7. ... Qb6 8. Qc2 where Black's queen doesn't seem to have a great
future; and (C) 7. ... Nh5, where White might play [1] 8. Bg3 intending 8.
.... Nxg3 9. hxg3 with an open h file, or [2] 8. Be5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 with
eventual pressure on e5 and e6, or [3] 8. Bg5 where Black, in turn, has some
candidates (8. ... f6, 8. ... Qb6, 8. ... Nf6, 8. ... Bd7). In a quick game,
I think I'd just go with 7. ... Bd6.

8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Qc2 {attacking the pawn shield to force h6 at some point of
time}

This is a good, natural move to make.

9. ... a6 {probably rather a time-wasting move? the Bc8 needs to get into
the game. But how?}

Yes, this is bad. You're also right about the bishop at c8 needing a future,
and the pawn at a6 just blocks it in even more. Better would be 9. ... b6 or
9. ... Bd7 for that purpose. Black is already cramped though, and his pieces
are poorly coordinated. He might try 9. ... Re8 10. Be5 g6! with the idea of
bringing the bishop over to g7.

10. Ng5 {now the pawn shield must open I thought.}

It's cool that you're trying to provoke a weakness, but your pieces aren't
ready to take part in exploiting it. 10. Be5 would also provoke h6, without
wasting tempi. Or you could castle -- queenside if you're feeling
particularly aggressive!

10 ... g6 ({I expected h6. But there is another possibility I didn't see
(Fritz did):}10... Nh5 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. Nh3 Nxf4 13. Nxf4 g6 14. Bxg6 Bd6
15. g3 Bxf4 16. gxf4 fxg6 17. Qxg6)

But if you expected 10 ... h6, what was the follow-up? 11. Nh7 doesn't look
to prove much (11. ... Nxh7, 12. Bxh7+ Kh8) so you'd probably have to come
back to f3. The move 10. ... g6 looks reasonable, as Black now has time for
9. ... Re8 as in my comment at move 9. The move 10. ... Nh5 is also
powerful, as you point out.

11. h4

Nice and aggressive.

11. ... Nd7

Now, of course, the position was begging for 11. ... Nh5. It's a move Black
should have had "on the burner" since move 7.

12. Ngf3 {must move the knight to make the h-pawn free for h5}

Not sure what you mean by that, but OK.

12. ... Bf6 ({wouldn't} 12... f5 {stop the kingside attack? e.g.} 13. h5
{[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg7 14. hxg6 hxg6 15. O-O-O Rh8)

Yeah, that would probably be better. 12. ... Bf6 has some merits, as it
prepares e5 while the king is still in the center, a move which would be a
little premature at this point (12. ... e5 13. Nxe5 Ndxe5 14. dxe8). It's a
good idea to meet a flank attack with play in the center.

13. h5 {In retrospect, this happened too early. Some move like g4, g5 or
0-0-0 was missing}

You may be right.

13. ... g5 {didn't think of that in the Blitz game} (13... e5 {This is what
Fritz suggests. He aims at the pawn fork at e4!}
14. Bh6 (14. dxe5 Ndxe5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Bxe5 17. hxg6 fxg6 18. Bxg6
hxg6 19. Qxg6+ Bg7 {a pity this bishop is still there... and that 0-0-0
hasn't yet happened..} )

Certainly the correct play was 13. ... e5.

I lost track of what was played here, but it does look like Black is in
trouble. At the very least, White has 14. Bxh7+, or first 14. Bd6.

For a beginner, I'd say you played very well!

Matt


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Old January 31st 04, 12:55 AM
mdamien
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Default Beginner's blitz game (3 minutes + 3 seconds increment)

"Antonio Torrecillas" wrote in message
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En/na Alexander Fischer ha escrit:
Any comments welcome. Thank you.

[White "Alex"]
[Black "N.N."]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 e6 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. c3 cxd4


You did not menction this move.

I think that to play a later ...c4 possibility is not the plan for
black: generally closing the center white has free hands to built an
attack in the king wing (in some cases with a later Ne5).


Antonio is correct.

Black will probably want to exchange at d4 eventually. I did not mean that .
.... c4 was a *great* possibility, but was noting the possibility as extra
emphasis toward the idea that Black should delay the capture.


Here's an illustrative game:

[Event "Bradley Beach"]
[Site "Bradley Beach"]
[Date "1929.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Marshall,Frank James"]
[Black "Alekhine,Alexander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "D05"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.Bd3 d5 5.c3 Bd6 6.0-0 Nbd7 7.Nbd2 0-0 8.e4 cxd4
9.cxd4 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.Bxe4 Qb6 12.Ne5 f5 13.Nxd7 Bxd7 14.Bf3 Bc6
15.Re1 Kh8 16.Bg5 Rae8
17.Rc1 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Qxb2 19.Rb1 Qxa2 20.Rxb7 Rb8 21.g3 f4 22.Bxf4 Bxf4
23.gxf4 Rxb7 24.Qxb7 Qd2
25.Qe4 h6 26.Qe3 Qb2 27.Qe5 Rf6 28.Re3 Qb1+ 29.Kg2 Qb7+ 30.Kg1 Qf7 31.Qb8+
Kh7 32.Qb1+ Rf5
33.Qe4 Qf8 34.Re2 a5 35.Qxe6 Rxf4 36.d5 Rd4 37.Re4 Rd2 38.Re2 Rxe2 39.Qxe2
Qf5 40.Qd1 Qg6+
41.Kf1 Qa6+ 42.Kg2 Qd6 43.Qd4 Kg8 44.Qc4 Kf7 45.Qb5 Qd8 46.f4 Qc7 47.Kf3
Qc3+ 48.Kg4 Ke7
49.Qb6 h5+ 50.Kxh5 Qh3+ 51.Kg5 Qg2+ 52.Kf5 Qxd5+ 53.Kg6 Qd6+ 54.Qxd6+ Kxd6
55.f5 a4 56.Kxg7 a3
57.f6 a2 58.f7 a1=Q+ 59.Kg8 Qg1+ 0-1



 




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