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amleto 77 ( +1 | -1 )
help analyzing i would appreciate some help analyzing this game (i'm white):

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Nc3 Bd6
6. h3 O-O 7. d3 Re8 8. Be3 c5 9. Nd5 Be6 10. Nxf6+ Qxf6
11. Bg5 Qg6 12. h4 f6 13. h5 Qf7 14. Bd2 f5 15. Ng5 Qd7
16. Qf3 fxe4 17. Qxe4 h6 18. Qh7+ Kf8 19. Qh8+ Ke7 20. Qxg7+ Kd8
21. Qf6+ Qe7 22. Qxh6 Kd7 23. Nf3 Reh8 24. Qe3 Bg4 25. Ng5 Rxh5
26. Rxh5 Bxh5 27. Qh3+ Kc6 28. Qxh5 Rf8 29. Be3 Qf6 30. Ne4 Qe6
31. b3 Qe8 32. Qh6 Rh8 33. Qf6 Rh1+ 34. Kd2 Rxa1 35. Nxc5 Qe7
36. Qf3+ e4 37. Nxe4 Qf8 38. Nc3+ Qxf3 39. gxf3 Bb4 40. a4 Bxc3+
41. Kxc3 a6 42. f4 Rh1 43. Kd4 Rh8 44. Ke5 Re8+ 45. Kd4 Kd6
46. f5 c5+ 47. Kc4 b6 48. Bf4+ Ke7 49. Bg5+ Kf7 50. f6 Re2
51. Kd5 Rxf2 52. Kc6 Kg6 53. Bh4 Rf5 54. Kxb6 a5 55. Kxa5 Kh5
56. Bg3 Rxf6 57. Kb5 Kg4
58??

its not finished so dont give any help with 58 ( i think it will be a draw)!!

i think 11.Bg5 ended up wasting time, and isolating my h-pawn although i did end up getting a couple of pawns later on.

black made a serious blunder with 25...Rxh5

then i made, at best, an equally bad move with 32 Qh6.

bear in mind that black is rated about 1275 and i am just starting to play 'rated' chess

thanks for any help
richardgee2001 16 ( +1 | -1 )
You cannot analyse a game until it is over. The moves above are from one of your current games. You have to finish it before anyone can comment.
amleto 19 ( +1 | -1 )
i understand that no-one should give advice about move 58 but i dont understand why advice cant be given about earlier moves since that matter is acadmeic now.
amleto 35 ( +1 | -1 )
the game is over now anyway, black resigned
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 Nf6
4. Bxc6 dxc6
5. Nc3 Bd6
6. h3 O-O
7. d3 Re8
8. Be3 c5
9. Nd5 Be6
10. Nxf6+ Qxf6
11. Bg5 Qg6
12. h4 f6
13. h5 Qf7
14. Bd2 f5
15. Ng5 Qd7
16. Qf3 fxe4
17. Qxe4 h6
18. Qh7+ Kf8
19. Qh8+ Ke7
20. Qxg7+ Kd8
21. Qf6+ Qe7
22. Qxh6 Kd7
23. Nf3 Reh8
24. Qe3 Bg4
25. Ng5 Rxh5
26. Rxh5 Bxh5
27. Qh3+ Kc6
28. Qxh5 Rf8
29. Be3 Qf6
30. Ne4 Qe6
31. b3 Qe8
32. Qh6 Rh8
33. Qf6 Rh1+
34. Kd2 Rxa1
35. Nxc5 Qe7
36. Qf3+ e4
37. Nxe4 Qf8
38. Nc3+ Qxf3
39. gxf3 Bb4
40. a4 Bxc3+
41. Kxc3 a6
42. f4 Rh1
43. Kd4 Rh8
44. Ke5 Re8+
45. Kd4 Kd6
46. f5 c5+
47. Kc4 b6
48. Bf4+ Ke7
49. Bg5+ Kf7
50. f6 Re2
51. Kd5 Rxf2
52. Kc6 Kg6
53. Bh4 Rf5
54. Kxb6 a5
55. Kxa5 Kh5
56. Bg3 Rxf6
57. Kb5 Kg4
58. Bb8 Rf5
59. Ba7 Rf2
60. Bxc5 Rxc2
61. Kb4 Kf4
62. a5 Ke5
63. a6 Rh2
64. Kc4 Ra2
65. a7 Ke6
66. Kb5 Kd7
67. Kb6 Kc8
68. Bb4

1-0

any advice would be gratefully received
caldazar 314 ( +1 | -1 )
Amleto, the reason that others may not analyze your game until it is completed is because any analysis done on previous moves may help you make decisions about future ones. The exact analysis will not apply to the position at hand, but some of the basic ideas might.

To your game:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Nc3 Bd6 6. h3 O-O

Well, okay, I suppose. In Spanish Exchange situations, I prefer queenside castling. Then again, Black did choose to play solidly with the Berlin Defense...

7. d3 Re8 8. Be3 c5

I prefer 8... h6 and 9... Be6.

9.Nd5

Provocative.

9... Be6

Or 9... Nxd5 10. exd5 e4, opening the position while possessing the two bishops.

10. Nxf6+ Qxf6 11. Bg5

Forcing the queen to a good square. Awaiting developments with 11. O-O might be simpler. Truthfully, though, I don't see an obvious way for White to exchange pieces off the board and reach a favorable endgame.

11... Qg6 12. h4 f6 13. h5 Qf7 14. Bd2 f5

The wrong pawn break. 14... c4 15. dxc4 Bxc4 liquidates the doubled pawns while retaining the two bishops. Not to mention that 14... f5 allows White's next move.

15. Ng5 Qd7 16. Qf3 fxe4

Dropping pawns and exposing the king to harassment. Much better is the simple 16... f4, with an equal position.

17. Qxe4 h6 18. Qh7+ Kf8 19. Qh8+ Ke7

Or 19... Bg8 20. Nh7+ Kf7 21. Bxh6 which is also unpleasant for Black.

20. Qxg7+ Kd8 21. Qf6+ Qe7 22. Qxh6

Picking up three pawns instead of only two with 22. Nxe6+ Kd7 23. Qxe7+ Rxe7 24. Nxc7 Kxc7 25. Bxh6 is better.

22... Kd7 23. Nf3

Forcing an endgame with 23. Qxe6+ Qxe6 24. Nxe6 Kxe6 25. g4 should be an easy win for White.

23... Reh8 24. Qe3 Bg4 25. Ng5

Giving back a pawn.

25... Rxh5

Oops. 25... Bxh5

26. Rxh5 Bxh5 27. Qh3+ Kc6 28. Qxh5

And White is simply up a piece.

28... Rf8 29. Be3 Qf6 30. Ne4 Qe6 31. b3 Qe8 32. Qh6

Returning the material gains. 32. Qxe8+ Rxe8 33. Nxd6 cxd6 and Black's prospects look bleak.

32... Rh8 33. Qf6 Rh1+ 34. Kd2 Rxa1 35. Nxc5

Better is 35. Bxc5, piling up on the d6-bishop.

35... Qe7

35... Qh5 (with the serious threat of 36... Qd1+) 36. Kc3 when White may have nothing better than a draw by perpetual check after 36... Rxa2.

36. Qf3+ e4 37. Nxe4 Qf8 38. Nc3+

Decisive is 38. Nf6+ Kb5 39. Qxb7+ Ka5 40. Qxa7+ Kb5 41. Qa4#

38... Qxf3 39. gxf3 Bb4 40. a4 Bxc3+

I don't like this. White has the winning chances so Black should be trying to trade pawns, not pieces.

41. Kxc3 a6

Or 41... Kd5, centralizing the king while preventing White from doing the same.

42. f4

Or 42. Kc4

42... Rh1

Again, 42... Kd5

43. Kd4 Rh8

Better is 43... Kd6, preventing White's king from penetrating to the kingside.

44. Ke5 Re8+ 45. Kd4

Allowing his own king to be cut off from the kingside. 45. Kf6 with the idea of pushing the f-pawn.

45... Kd6 46. f5 c5+ 47. Kc4 b6 48. Bf4+

Better is 48. d4 cxd4 49 Kxd4 with a passed f-pawn and the possibility of creating another passer on the queenside.

48... Ke7

White will have a tough time making progress after 48... Kc6

49. Bg5+ Kf7 50. f6

Dropping a pawn, but more importantly, giving Black the time to position his rook behind White's pawns.

50... Re2 51. Kd5 Rxf2 52. Kc6 Kg6

Or 52... Rxc2 with a likely draw.

53. Bh4 Rf5

53... Rxc2, and again Black can probably draw.

54. Kxb6 a5

Pointless; the pawns will fall anyway. Black might as well remove White's passed f-pawn with 54... Rf4 and 55... Rxf6+, although White should still win.

55. Kxa5 Kh5

Better is 55... c4+, although White is still winning after 56. Kb6 cxd3 57. cxd3

56. Bg3 Rxf6 57. Kb5 Kg4 58. Bb8 Rf5 59. Ba7

And White wins. Black's king is far from the queenside and a lone rook is no match for a king, two passed pawns, and a bishop.

59... Rf2 60. Bxc5 Rxc2 61. Kb4 Kf4 62. a5 Ke5 63. a6 Rh2 64. Kc4 Ra2 65. a7 Ke6 66. Kb5 Kd7 67. Kb6 Kc8 68. Bb4 1-0
amleto 2 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks thanks for the help :)