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11-12-2008, 03:33 PM
Hello. I used to post in the Chessmaster 10 forum a long time ago. At that time, people would post their game results and some of the more experienced players would analyze the game and give the player tips and advice. I was wondering if such a thing was still taking place? I recently got back into chess and bought Chessmaster 11 but unfortunately am still a horrible player.
11-12-2008, 04:22 PM
Sure, go ahead, post a game and ask for advice.
Keep in mind that Game Analysis (from the Mentor menu) can be a great help, even though it can be a bit difficult to understand at times.
11-12-2008, 04:47 PM
Thanks. Here is a game I just played on Yahoo Chess. Any advice would be appreciated! I got a material advantage early on and thought I'd make it more meaningful by trading off as many pieces as I can (that way my small lead would mean more):
;Title: Yahoo! Chess Game
;White: ******I am white in this game*********
;Date: Thu Nov 13 00:42:48 GMT 2008
1. e2-e4 e7-e5
2. f2-f4 e5xf4
3. g1-f3 f8-d6
4. d2-d4 g8-f6
5. e4-e5 f6-e4
6. e5xd6 c7xd6
7. f1-d3 e4-f6
8. o-o o-o
9. c1xf4 f6-h5
10. f4xd6 f8-e8
11. d6xb8 a8xb8
12. f1-e1 d7-d5
13. e1xe8+ d8xe8
14. d1-e1 c8-d7
15. e1xe8+ b8xe8
16. b1-c3 d7-g4
Black gave up here
11-13-2008, 07:27 AM
I think your idea of trading down pieces (11.Bxf8 and following) is quite premature! You got initiative, the dark squared bishop in a strong square e you trade it down? Perhaps you should have continued developping your own pieces and bringing more fuel into the fire. It was a blitz game? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
11-13-2008, 08:35 PM
hehe, I think I got too excited. Here is a game I played today against a computer opponent:
[Event "Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition Rated Game"]
[ECO " "]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Ne7 4.d4 b5 5.c4 a5 6.Nc3 a4 7.Bd3 f5 8.e5 Na6 9.Bxf4 Nb4 10.O-O h5 11.c5 Bb7 12.a3 Na6 13.h4 Bxf3
14.Rxf3 Qc8 15.g3 Qd8 16.b4 axb3ep 17.Nxb5 b2 18.Rb1 Rh7 19.Nc3 Qb8 20.Rf2 Qc8 21.Rfxb2 Nb8 22.Rb7 Nbc6 23.Be2 Rxa3 24.Bxh5+ g6
25.Bf3 Rxc3 26.Bxc6 Nxc6 27.R1b2 Ra3 28.Qb1 Rf3 29.Rb8 Nxb8 30.Rxb8 Qxb8 31.Qxb8+ Kf7 32.Qxc7 Kg8 33.Kg2 Rd3 34.Qd6 Bxd6 35.exd6
Rd1 36.Be5 Rh5 37.c6 dxc6 38.d7 Rd2+ 39.Kf3 Rd3+ 40.Kf2 Rd2+ 41.Ke3 Rxd4 42.Kxd4 c5+ 43.Kxc5 Kf7 44.d8=Q f4 45.Qf6+ Ke8 46.Qxg6+
Ke7 47.Qxh5 f3 48.Qxf3 Kd7 49.h5 Ke6 50.Kd4 Ke7 51.h6 Kd7 52.h7 Ke7 53.Qf6+ Kd7 54.Kd5 Ke8 55.h8=Q+ Kd7 56.Qf7# 1-0
11-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Ok! Let's see! You really love the king's gambit the same way I love the Ruy Lopez! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
On 8.e5 maybe 8.Nxb5 fxe4 9.Bxf4 Ng6 10.Nxc7+ Kf7 was more interesting. The capture of the b5 pawn causes black more problems and strengthen your position.
On 14.Rxf3 I think 14.Qxf3,g6 15.Bg5 pinning was also possible.
On 23. Be2 you should have tried 23.e6,exd6 24.Rxc7,Qd8 and the black king is in trouble.
On 24.Bxh5 you missed a nice fork 24.Rxc7 Qxc7 25.Nb5 Qa5 26.Nd6+ Kd8 27.Nb7+ Ke8 28.Nxa5 Rxa5.
25.Bf3? is a clear mistake because you lose the initiative maybe 25.Rxc7 Qa8 26.d5 Nxe5 27.Bxe5 gxh5+ was a better continuation.
26.Be6? I think is better 26.e6!? Rxf3 27.Rxc7 Qxc7 28.Bxc7
Do not take it seriously, it's on the fly analysis! Do you need 30 minutes to beat Berry? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
11-26-2008, 01:31 PM
thanks for the tips! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Do you need 30 minutes to beat Berry? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
OUCH! hehe. I'm just working on one of my major flaws ... I make moves impulsively without thinking much. So I've been playing slow games and trying to take time with every move. I think I developed some bad habits early by playing like 90% blitz games