Posted by Jennie Frenklakh on November 04, 1997 at 19:46:57:
Bg5 was obviously a blunder. Nf3 is better here, followed by castling and then maybe Bg5
After Rxg1 Black has a material and also a positional advantage. White's king is in the center. Black must not waste much time and try to develop his pieces quickly and efficiently and break through the center with d5. Therefore, I think Be6 is better than Nc6. Black's idea is c6 and d5. Also, Rf1 is no longer a threat to open up black's king because black can then respond with Nbd7 defending everything.
Black's move Kg7 is also "suspicious". The king is usually not the best defense piece when he is open to attack and is not defended himself. I see that the idea is to guard the f6 pawn, but maybe a better way to do that is to go f5. It frees Black's queen and prevents White bishop from taking its perfect outpost on e4. Black may then soon consider breaking with e4 and checkmating white's king. Remember, the best form of defense is attack!!!
I think that after white captured the Bishop on e6, it is best to take it back with the queen. Trading queens is Black's dream. In case white plays Qh4, Black has f5. And then he can still plan an attack with d5, e4, Rad8,etc...
When white played Qg4+, why not go Kh7 instead of Kh8 so you dont have to worry about defending the h pawn. Also, why not f5 instead of Rf7?
Jeff, why in the world did you play a6 when your king was in trouble? Perphaps better deffense was Rh7 followed by Qf7 or d5 or something like that. YOu still had time to save and win this game!!!
So what did we all learn from this game? Watch out for cheap tactics. Dont just develop your pieces randomly, but always play with a plan. At all times keep an eye on both kings! Instead of defending passively, look for ways to counter attack. Hmm... Maybe i should take my advise in my own games some time. :)
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