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white_disc 30 ( +1 | -1 )
why did I screw up ?? In this game, I took black and lost in a spectacular fashion.

In which areas am I terribly lacking in ? Can someone point out my mistakes... hold no punches please :)

Thanks a lot.


1. Nf3 b6
2. e4 Bb7
3. Nc3 Nc6
4. d4 e6
5. d5 Nb4
6. a3 Na6
7. Bc4 exd5
8. exd5 Nf6
9. O-O Be7
10. Qe2 O-O
11. Bxa6 Bxd5
12. Nxd5 Nxd5
13. Bb7 Bd6
14. Bxd5 Rb8
15. Bg5 Qe8
16. Qd3 Kh8
17. Ra-e1 Qc8
18. Qf5 f6
19. Be4 g6
20. Qxf6+ Rxf6
21. Bxf6+ Kg8
22. Bd5+ Kf8
23. Ng5 Be5
24. Nxh7+ Ke8
25. Rxe5#

lordnguyenvo 41 ( +1 | -1 )
ok,here goes the opening is kinda lack for black.i dont know if you are playing some kind of hypermodern system or just didnt the basic so i dont go in there,but white have some initiative.i think you didnt see your knight at a6 get batteried by the bishop at c4 and the queen at e2,so you lose a piece after the exchange at d5,white win another piece at d5 .so basiclly i think you just lack in vision.
white_disc 33 ( +1 | -1 )
lordnguyenvo yes, this opening is actually out of my scope.. I very rarely meet with Nf3, so I thought maybe b6, Bb7 was a good way... but was seriously mistakened though.....

actually I saw the queen and bishop trying to take my knight, but I thought maybe I can castle first, for a safer king... guess that was a really gross oversight...

anything else ?
myway316 42 ( +1 | -1 )
Your problems... ...started in the opening.3...Nc6 was a mistake,as you blocked the Bb7 on the long diagonal. This N usually goes to d7 ,where it supports a break at either c5 or e5.Then you lost several tempi with the same N,and then hanging it,and then another piece was just icing on the cake. Whites Q sac was nice and sound,as your K was buried by the 4 White pieces.Your Q and R were totally out of the picture,and could do nothing to stop the mate.
white_disc 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Ruy Lopez screw up Here, can anyone enlighten me on the wrong moves that I have made ? I tried using the Ruy as white, but was taught a good lesson... :P

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 a6
4. Ba4 Nf6
5. Nc3 Bc5
6. Bxc6 dxc6
7. Nxe5 Bxf2+
8. Kxf2 Qd4+
9. Kf1 Qxe5
10. d4 Qe6
11. e5

Thanks a lot.
lordnguyenvo 14 ( +1 | -1 )
leave the name alone man ;) first of all,Nc3 wasnt a ruy lopez move since the idea of ruy lopez is to pressure black with c3 and d4.i think you shouldnt take the e5 pawn.
caldazar 40 ( +1 | -1 )
white_disc, you are not permitted to seek advice or assistance regarding any game currently in progress (the second game snippet you posted). Even though you aren't asking about what you should do about the current position necessarily, any advice or analysis offered about previous moves in your game might benefit you in some way, which would be unfair to your opponent.
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white_disc 3 ( +1 | -1 )
oh, ok... sorry about that...
ares 9 ( +1 | -1 )
I think..... you screwed up beacause you weren't careful enough. Watch out for your pieces and you'll do fine.
mercy 91 ( +1 | -1 )
My 2 cents worth 3... Nc6 is not a "book" move but I have to disagree with myway316 , I don't think it is a "bad" move, although 3... e6 was to be preferred. WGM Chiburdanidze won a game with playing the Knight to c6, as so has IM Csom. However, yes, myway316 is correct in saying that the Knight usually goes to d7. I just dont think the move is a blunder, that's all.

Instead of 8... Nf6, maybe 8... Bd6 9.o-o Ne7 would have been a better defensive piece placement.

10... o-o is a grave blunder. 10... Nb8 followed by 11... Kf8 was neccessary. However, if one insist on castling... even at the cost of a piece... then 11... Bxa6 followed by 12... c5 would allow (some) counterplay.

However, I think the troubles started back with 5... Nb4. 5... Nb4 isn't a tactical blunder (it loses no material) but I think it is a positional blunder (gives Black a bad position). 5... Nce7 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.o-o c6 8.Bg5 seems much better.