My first club game

I've just joined the local chess club and this is the first game I've played there. I played against a much stronger opponent (rated 1920 FIDE) and, as expected, I lost. I made two mistakes that cost me a pawn and a knight. I did conjure a small attack with a passed pawn on the 6th rank, but my opponent did not slip and didn't really give me a chance to fight for a draw or win after my mistakes.

I'm pretty proud of my play in the game, as I put up a real fight against a much stronger opponent and (apart from my two blunders) the whole game was played very accurately according to Rybka. The game is in the pgn viewer below, sidelines are given after each inaccurate move (you'll find there are not a lot of those!)

Enjoy, and please leave your comments!


  • 7 years ago


    ah ..... not to worry you will pick up and play much better as you play more you will gain experience .. not that you don't already have it

  • 7 years ago


    I've heard good stories about the Wolga Gambit against d4 on my club last week. I see that it has its merits, though of course being unprepared for it doesn't help.

    13. Ngf3? may be a blunder, but at least you didn't blunder it by simply hanging it. A tactic like Bf5 is much easier to overlook.

    21. fxe5? gave you more counterplay than blunders usually do, but it would be extremely risky to play it on purpose. Very neat play after it though.

    42. Qc7? resigns OTB, but then again mentally I would have resigned here either way.

    All in all I agree that you defended nicely against the queenside onslaught (which had every characteristic of assault with murderous intent), and you did get almost every play out of your 'risky sacrifice'. Nice! Laughing

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