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 katar - my best-played game??! [20:38]
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Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:22 pm
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 Re: katar - my best-played game??! [20:38]
Very nice! I really liked the move h3 as well. Well played game.

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Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:12 pm
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 Re: katar - my best-played game??! [20:38]
After Black plays Rook to c8, I think the next move should have been Knight on F3 takes E5. Black takes E5 with the F6 Bishop to save his queen, and then white can play Knight to E7 checking the King, and forking the rook and queen.

Your positional game was very nice to watch. Keep posting. Beginners like me learn allot from these videos.


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 Re: katar - my best-played game??! [20:38]
Wayne77 wrote:
After Black plays Rook to c8, I think the next move should have been Knight on F3 takes E5. Black takes E5 with the F6 Bishop to save his queen, and then white can play Knight to E7 checking the King, and forking the rook and queen.

Your positional game was very nice to watch. Keep posting. Beginners like me learn allot from these videos.


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Wayne 77, I assume you are talking about time mark 7:56. If 1. Nxe5 Bxe2, 2.Nxc6 bxc6 White is losing the exchange at least, the rooks are forked by the B on e2, actually, I think Black will be a full rook up - or am I missing something or at the wrong time mark? Yes, Black will have some ugly pawns, but being up a lot of material is worth it.

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 Re: katar - my best-played game??! [20:38]
indeed a nicely played game by white for the most part
However, I don't know if it can really be called a "best played game", because most of the moves seemed very natural to me, but maybe because I just play solid positional stuff.
Don't take my word for it ;)


Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:46 pm
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 Re: katar - my best-played game??! [20:38]
Hi katar,

I really enjoyed the video! Thanks for sharing.

gooeyjim's comment reminded me of when I was swapping messages with Zibbit about one of my games quite some time ago, and I said something like, "I really didn't do anything spectacular in this one." He replied something like, "Often those are the best games."

Actually, it makes sense if you think about it. Who (amongst humans) plays the best games. Well, it would have to be the 2700+ GMs, right? And if you look at their games (at least the ones that make sense to us mortals), you see a lot of draws, the occasional blunder (they are human, after all), and decisive games where someone had a better understanding of the position in some subtle way. Nothing spectacular, just creating a small advantage that gets nurtured into a win. Maybe that's why it's the "best" kind of play -- because (unless there is a gross blunder) that's the only way you're going to beat a top player.

Also down at the club level, think how hard it is to string 40, 50, or 60 moves together and not make a mistake that someone 200-400 ELO stronger can use to hand you your head on a platter. It's hard just making decent moves consistently one right after another -- let alone making "brilliant" ones. Perhaps that's another way of thinking about spectacular play being overrated...?

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 Re: katar - my best-played game??! [20:38]
black's light squared bishop looked awful. Once white played Knight F5, I thought it was over. As katar pointed out, black probably wanted to play g6 which stopped Nf5. Well played!


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