Chess Match: jrobi (825) vs Xeqm (912)

Chess Match: jrobi (825) vs Xeqm (912)

Okay, I am just going to go over a little
game here where I am going to highlight critical errors by both players. Well, not critical
by both but really basic errors and this is something that, you know, new chess players
really they have to get used to working hard to avoid making mistakes like this. So I am
just going to go through the game here. I am jrobi and I am white. So basic opening
here. Now, sometimes here people will try to make the move Knight to here, and it is
effective against some new players sometimes but there is a response to that by moving
up the pawn here, to block the Bishop. It’s already been done on this one anyway, but
you are going to see the mistake I am talking about here. Okay so if I go back a move, usually
I like to move this pawn up here to protect the center rank on my opening moves for white,
and even sometimes black. Depends on the game. So I have moved up now. I got protection here,
I got protection here. And he has got to make a decision if he wants to do the exchanges
or save the Bishop. He saves the Bishop. Okay, so from here, this is my mistake! So, I have
moved my Knight up. Going to attack this square. He puts pressure, and I take. Now, if this
pawn wasn’t here that would be a great move because I would be forking his Queen and his
Rook and his King couldn’t do anything about it. But unfortunately, I totally neglected
to remember that his pawn was there from the opening. And this is something that people
always have to work on! Is not making simple mistakes like that if you really want to get
better at chess, that’s definitely true! So I lose my Knight. Put pressure on his Knight
there. Moves his Knight. Check with the Queen. Now this is an okay move, he is basically
has to do something to block and I can get the Knight regardless of what he does. He
blocks with his Bishop. Now he has moved his Bishop into attacking position to my Bishop.
At this point in time I am just going to trade. And he retakes with his Queen. I castle, he
is moving his Rook into position. He is thinking of an attack on my castle position of some
kind. But I put pressure on his Knight. So he either takes with the pawn or moves the
Knight. He opts to take the pawn here, and I check with the pawn. He takes. Now here
I am just thinking basically he is not going to take with his Queen because I will just
take with my Queen, and you know — so I am thinking I am going to win another Knight
is basically what I am thinking. He moves his Queen here though. Okay that puts us into
position for a trade or I can still flee at this point in time. But this is the critical
mistake that changes the game here. And it was the same mistake I basically made with
the same piece. He didn’t remember that his pawn here was pinned. Okay, he can’t move
his pawn so he just lost his Queen. And, there is nothing he can do about it. He can’t take
back the Queen. So at this point you can see here that he conceded the game at this point
in time. But this is just a good example of how simple mistakes can really devastate a
game! And you have seen it here from my side, I made a mistake in this game. And you have
also seen it from my opponents side. And that’s something you really have to work at, and
I really have to work at, going forward to get to the next level of chess playing. Hope
you enjoyed the video!

12 thoughts on “Chess Match: jrobi (825) vs Xeqm (912)

  1. That's a good idea – I have noticed after reading chess materials that sometimes it's easy to fall into a "robotic" reaction to certain moves – based on recommendations. However, sometimes factors behind those recommendations don't exist in a given game and automatic moves can hurt. I am working on that myself right now – trying not to move too quickly.

  2. I think it is a question of practice, more you play, less blunders you make.

    Nice videos, good luck with learning chess!

  3. @2:21 – he should have just blocked with his knight. You would have had to take with your pawn, and he could have taken back with his bishop, losing a knight for a pawn, instead of just losing a knight.

  4. Have you heard of the Evan's gambit? b4 instead of d4 would have been very interesting 😉 You should check out those lines. It catches MOST newbies by mistake and you will end up having a considerably positional advantage right out of the opening. It's also good if you are trying to exercise your tactical skills.

  5. Btw, Evan's gambit is not a trap or a cheapo line. It is an established opening played by Grandmasters with a century old tradition.

  6. at 2:45 he should have played d5 forking your queen and bishop with his pawn and then he could have taken your bishop

  7. forking the queen and rook at the end is not the best move, then queen takes rook and lands a check. king takes queen or bishop takes queen, lets the black king escape and open his rook. the best move was played.

  8. wow sorry but that game sucked if you really want to get better think more because not everybody plays the worst defences

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