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ecob16 27 ( +1 | -1 )
game analysis please Hi im new here any analysis you can give would be welcome, i was black-

1 Ng1-f3 d7-d5
2 Nb1-c3 Ng8-f6
3 e2-e3 c7-c5
4 Bf1-b5+ Nb8-c6
5 Bb5xc6+ b7xc6
6 O-O Bc8-g4
7 h2-h3 Bg4-h5
8 g2-g4 Nf6xg4
9 h3xg4 Bh5xg4
10 d2-d4 Qd8-d6
11 Kg1-g2 h7-h5
12 Rf1-g1 h5-h4
13 Kg2-f1 Bg4-h5
14 Rg1-g5 Qd6-f6
15 Rg5xh5 Rh8xh5
16 e3-e4 h4-h3
17 Nf3-h2 Rh5-h4
18 e4xd5 c5xd4
19 Nc3-e4 Rh4xe4
20 d5xc6 Qf6xc6
21 Qd1-f3 Qc6xc2
22 Bc1-f4 Qc2-c4+
23 Kf1-g1 d4-d3
24 Bf4-e3 Ra8-d8
25 Nh2-f1 Re4-h4
26 Nf1-h2 d3-d2
27 Ra1-d1 Qc4-d3
28 Be3xd2 Rh4-d4
29 Qf3-c6+ Rd4-d7
30 Nh2-f3 Qd3-g6+
31 Qc6xg6 f7xg6
32 Kg1-f1 g6-g5
33 Kf1-e2 g5-g4
34 Nf3-e5 Rd7xd2+
35 Rd1xd2 Rd8xd2+
36 Ke2xd2 h3-h2
37 Ne5xg4 h2-h1=Q
bucklehead 260 ( +1 | -1 )
Just a back-of-the-envelope analysis... 1.Nf3 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6
This has been a fairly unusual choice for white, apparently ECO-classified as the "Van Geet." Note that black is occupying the key territory of the center, whereas in most opening systems white uses his first-move advantage to stake this claim first.

3.e3 c5
d4 might have been a better choice for white. Black's c5, while looking consistent with the attempt to seize territory, allows white's initiative-stealing Bb5+.

4.Bb5+ Nc6 5.Bxc6+
This is a poor exchange. Even if it were necessary, it did not need to be made immediately: d4 would have gone a long way toward restoring balance in the center. As it is, white cedes to black the advantage of the two bishops; and while black has a doubled c-pawn, his central complex at c6, c5, and d5 is fairly strong.

5. ... bxc6 6.O-O Bg4
While ...e6 can also be played, liberating the bishop and making way for kingside castling, this pin is not bad. The Nf3 stands in the way of black's ...e5, which would give black a menacing pawn front.

Not to beat a dead horse, but d4 is playable here as well. White should at least keep this thrust in mind.

7. ...Bh5 8.g4
An overextension of the white king's key protector pawns. Black's bishop cannot be trapped, but can be exchanged for white's N via 9. Nh5. But this is not sufficient compensation for white's scattered pawns.

8. ...Nxg4
An interesting sacrifice, indirectly maintaining the pressure on the center and opening lines to white's K. Perhaps not best play, as so few of black's other pieces can join an immediate attack, but sound.

9.hxg4 Bxg4 10.d4
Yes, but white's K is seriously vulnerable. The lost move will come back to haunt white.

10. ... Qd6 11.Kg2 h5 12.Rg1 h4 13.Kf1 Bh5
The passed h-pawn is vulnerable, but the pin on white's Nf3 means it can advance without fear.

14.Rg5 Qf6 15.Rxh5 Rxh5
This is a fairly judicious return of material, given the circumstances. Never hang onto your material advantage if doing so will get you killed.

White's attempt to challenge black and cause complications comes too late. The h-pawn is a fatal threat.

16. ... h3 17.Nh2 Rh4 18.exd5 cxd4 19.Ne4?
A blunder, of course.

19. ... Rxe4 20.dxc6 Qxc6 21.Qf3 Qxc2 22.Bf4?
The h-pawn must be stopped! Black has no immediate mating threats, and there is still much material in the disputed area. If white is tied up defending against the h-pawn's advance, however, black will have a freer hand.

22. ... Qc4+ 23.Kg1 d3 24.Be3 Rd8 25.Nf1 Rh4
White's last chance to take out the h-pawn has slipped by. Black now has two passed pawns, each backed by a rook. Even if one could be stopped, the other would probably get through. The rest is fairly academic.

26.Nh2 d2 27.Rd1 Qd3 28.Bxd2 Rhd4 29.Qc6+ R4d7 30.Nf3 Qg6+ 31.Qxg6 fxg6 32.Kf1 g5 33.Ke2 g4 34.Ne5 Rxd2+ 35.Rxd2 Rxd2+ 36.Kxd2 h2 37.Nxg4 h1=Q 0-1
ecob16 5 ( +1 | -1 )
good analysis bucklehead, much appreciated.