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Old 03-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #106
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You almost never lose a game without making big mistakes. This is even true for very high-level players, although that's because they have a different idea of what is "big."
Moving the f-pawn early is generally considered a little risky. It can open up your King to various threats and doesn't help you develop anyhow. Of course 1.d4 f5 is a respectable opening but personally I'm not sure I'd recommend it at your level.
Notice how your early pawn moves made g6 and e5 into weak squares, which could no longer ever be defended by a pawn. This allows me to use my pieces freely; in this case my Knight, although I didn't accomplish all that much with this power. Be careful about this; it could have been worse for you.
4...h6 was also simply a waste of time in addition to creating a weak square and completely ruining the possibility of castling Kingside. I can only assume you were trying to forestall Ng5 because you've been hit with forks that way, but that threat is far away, and if I'd try it you can handle it without freaking out like this.
Your biggest problem though is that you never castled. Everything that happened in the last half of the game was because your King was out in the open. Once it was too late to castle, abandoning your King to go Pawn-hunting with 16...Qb4+ was also a mistake. Castling is absolutely essential in all but a rare few games and you should be planning for it from the start.

oh I get it now.
yeah can't afford wasting 2 steps and messing up my position with a6, h6
learned a lot - thanx for the feedback!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #107
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Lost to Tim:http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=66860448

Beat kNIK: http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=66901194

Which gives me my first win of the tournament
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #108
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Won dunksby/celestialfreak. 73 moves..

http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=66945346

No more games left for me. PM me when the playoffs start.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:50 AM   #109
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Lost to Don

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Won dunksby/celestialfreak. 73 moves..

http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=66945346

No more games left for me. PM me when the playoffs start.
I'm happy with myself I lasted that much, last time I had played chess was when I was 12 or something playing against my dad. I might pick up that habit again thanks to this
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #111
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Beat Celts: http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=66940870
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Fapto now in the strong first place, waiting for the second place from group Ptereodactyl.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:42 AM   #113
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.. so? Any updates?
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:51 AM   #114
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:30 AM   #115
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.. so? Any updates?

I lost to Don/Rip again, so I've got 2 games left with Dunksby and then i'm done.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #116
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I lost to Don/Rip again, so I've got 2 games left with Dunksby and then i'm done.

so I guess the playoffs will start next winter...
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so I guess the playoffs will start next winter...


We have one game going right now and were about 20~ moves into it so far, but he likes to take the full 3 days to make a move.
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so I guess the playoffs will start next winter...
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I'll send a pm to Dunksby and if he does not respond to it withing 24 hours or does not finish his games, he'll be disqualified like that
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http://www.chess.com/members/view/timacles


Im currently playing Nikulis again.

I still have to play Celticsgarlic again and dunksby. Please challenge me im not sure of your usernames.

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