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Below is a summary of some critical moments in the game where you either made an inaccurate move or missed an opportunity to take advantage of your opponent’s move.
Chess Opening Principles: King-safety
In this position you played Nbd7:
Instead, Be7 would be more accurate because you can castle on the next move. After Nbd7, white could play Re1+ and add some pressure on your king. ie. Re1+ Be7 Qe2! would leave your king in an uncomfortable situation.
Avoid exchanging your attacking pieces if you have a strong position
Of course you should also deal with the checkmate threat – Qa8#. The best way to deal with both threats is to play c6 – it avoids the queen-trade and creates an escape square for your king.
One mistake spoils plenty good moves!
f5 is an unfortunate mistake that immediately changes the nature of the game. You just lost most of your advantage and now you are in a situation again where you have to battle in a relatively equal position. Quite possibly you thought the bishop was pinned to the Re8, but it wasn’t really since Bh5 protected the Re1. This mistake suddenly made your position a lot harder and at the same time you would have to deal with the disappointment of losing a piece.
Think about the consequences of a move, before you move it!
White’s pawn on g6 seems to be a nice target that you can hit with the move Bc2.
This kind of mistake usually slips in when you get excited about your own idea but forget to think about the consequence of your move, before you make it.
I hope you enjoyed this chess game review and learnt something from it. Good luck with your next game!
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