1: aphirst (851) ☗1☗1☗42020-01-30 22:06
A chaotic game from black (me). General comments aside, some specific dubious moves for black according to engine analysis, along with my thoughts. 7 S-48 instead of the engine suggestion B-84. The (bad) idea was "climb the silver up the open 4-file". I guess B-84 instead puts pressure on the 9-file, for me to consider attacking myself? I'm not sure - expected outcome still even. 15 P-16 instead of the engine suggestion B-88. I had no good reason for this move. I think B-88 is a response to white's gold on 52 protecting 53 from black's bishop, but I'm not sure. If I follow the engine, it goes on to push P-76 then brings black's rook into opposition R-84 - white advantage. 17 G-48 instead of the engine suggestions B-86 or B-88. The (bad) idea was to support the silver on 47. The suggested bishop move places the bishop in a more useful location, either attacking the 9-file, or just returning to the original diagonal. 27 P-55 instead of the engine suggestion R-58. P-55 was a premature attack on that file - totally undefended and easily taken. I think R-58 is so that black's rook and gold work together. If I follow the engine, it goes on to defend a lance attack along the 9-file, a white bishop drop in the black camp at 88, and then I'm not really sure - white is still expected to win. 37 P-76 instead of the engine suggestions B-66 or B-64. The (bad) idea was to protect the bishop on 75. I think the problem is that the bishop is now too distant from the imminent attacks around the centre, and the bishops were going to be traded anyway. If I follow the engine, there's an attack (with an exchange of generals and bishops) around the central squares, a white bishop drop into the black camp, another bishop exchange, but afterwards unsure - white expected to win. Similarly for 39 G-66 instead of engine suggestion R-58. The (bad) idea was to cover the bishop, incorrectly thinking that its square 75 would be the focus of an attack. R-58 makes the rook support the gold. Following the engine gives a more balanced attack around the centre - nonetheless white expected to win. Finally, 53 drop S-58 instead of engine suggestion L-94. The (awful) idea was to block white's gold on 57 and prevent a mate, which failed quickly. The engine line briefly defends white's attack, with black's king escaping rookside, black getting a dragon in white's camp, and then some nonsense where both players manage to get their kings into each others' camp, but then black's king mated anyway - not very instructive. As always, I welcome any feedback. As a beginner, my analysis is surely as weak as my play.