77 ( +1 | -1 ) Care to comment on this game?Hi would love your comments on this game,
This was my first ever over the board match game which I played on Tuesday, I was quite nervous and felt I played quite conservatively, playing under match conditions certainly seems to be a different beast! I managed the win, but could I have put the knife in sooner? Time control was 30 moves in hour plus 15. I'm white.
121 ( +1 | -1 ) Nice gameAfter move #10 you had two bishops vs. two knights - in such an open position (pawn structure) and with a little bit ahead of development a comfortable play for White, well done.
I would have harvested the first pawn in move #15 (15.Qxe5), the two bishops still on board should guarantee a favourable endgame. Even stronger two moves later: 17. Bxd5 cd 18. Qxe5.
I think in move #22 you missed to win the knight: 21. - e4? 22. c3 Qa3 (22. - Qxc3 23. Rc1) 23. Qd6. But maybe it's hard to see that with this short time control, if there is an escape for Black you have risked too much.
After move #27 (even after trading the Queens) I can't see any serious trouble for Black, the King looks to be protected well. Instead of weakening his position he should have played on more actively using his pawn majority on the Queen-side: 30. - a5 31. Rxc6 a4 and his Ra8 has the best possible spot without having moved during the whole game (behind his passed pawn). Unless you see a mate-attack you now should be careful and block this pawn. But I can imagine that there must have been time-trouble, otherwise I have no explanation for 31. - f5 (with your rook on the 7th rank). Nice mate!
37 ( +1 | -1 ) misatoI agree 15. Qxe5 is strong, I spent a long time thinking here I didn't really consider taking with the queen, I did consider 15. Rxe5 but was worried about 15..Nh5 17. Bxd5, very nice!
Yes I missed that attack on move 22, not easy to see, just wanted to get my rooks working.
Thanks for taking the time to examine this, much appreciated.