How to analyze your chess game?

In a recent survey we conducted, one of the students asked the following question: “How to analyze my own chess games?”. Many players would give different answers to this question, from “Analyze the game with your opponent” to “Check the game with an engine”, yet the question remains open and ‘mysterious’.
analyze chess gameSo what is the RIGHT way to analyze your own chess game? Instead of giving the answer right away (though it’s difficult to explain this in a single article), I would like to make this process far more interesting, giving equal chance to everyone. 🙂

I would like to give you an opportunity to let us know your favourite chess game you played or any of your games you want to be analyzed.

How it works?

1) Submit your chess game (that YOU played) that you want us to analyze, in the comments section below this article.

2) Please, submit your game in text format, i.e. submit the game moves in the comments section below.

3) We will choose the game that has got maximum number of “votes” and we will analyze it for you in a video lesson.

Note: you’re also welcome to “vote” for other students’ chess game if you liked it and want it to be analyzed.

How to “vote” for a game?

You can vote for a game (i.e. a comment) by simply clicking the “Vote up” option below the comment. It will look like an arrow pointing upward – please refer to the screenshot below:
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vote chessP.S. We encourage discussion of the games – therefore, you are welcome to “Reply” to a comment/game and post your thoughts about it. 🙂 Thanks in advance and I hope to see some interesting games!

  • Nasser AbdulLatif Al DakhlAlla
  • Jackson

    I played this game and thought we were a good match. So can you tell me what I can do to defeat her. She played as white. After c4 I accepted a draw.

  • Morgain Le Fey

    A painful loss in a winning position. I played with white:

    1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 d6 6. O-O e6 7. Bxc6+ bxc6 8. e5
    Ba6 9. d3 c4 10. Ne4 d5 11. Nd6+ Ke7 12. Be3 Nh6 13. Bc5 Kd7 14. dxc4 Rb8 15.
    b3 Qa5 16. Qd4 Nf5 17. Nxf5 gxf5 18. Rfd1 Rhc8 19. Ng5 f6 20. Nf7 fxe5 21.
    Nxe5+ Bxe5 22. fxe5 Rg8 23. cxd5 cxd5 24. Bd6 Rb7 25. Qh4 Kc6 26. c4 dxc4 27.
    b4 Qa4 28. Qd4 Rbg7 29. g3 Kb7 30. b5 Bxb5 31. Rab1 a6 32. Rb4 Qxa2 33. Ra1
    Rxg3+ 34. hxg3 Rxg3+ 35. Kf1 Qg2+ 36. Ke1 Qh1+ 37. Kd2 Qh2+ 38. Kc1 Rg1+ 39.
    Qxg1 Qxg1+ 40. Kb2 c3+ 41. Ka2 Qf2+ 42. Ka3 Qd2 43. Rh1 c2 44. Rxh7+ Kb6 0-1

  • william nicolas

    game of william jimenez mendez

    White Black

    1 e4 c5
    2 f4 d5
    3 e5 Cc6
    4 Bb5 Bd7
    5 Bxc6 Bxc6
    6 Nf3 e6
    7 0-0 Ne7
    8 c3 Ng6
    9 d4 Be7
    10 Be3 0-0
    11 Nd2 cxd4
    12 cxd4 Rc8
    13 a3 Qd7
    14 Qb1 Rc7
    15 Ng5 h6
    16 Nf3 Rc8
    17 h3 Bb5
    18 Rf2 Rc6
    19 Nb3 b6
    20 Nh2 Ba4
    21 Qd3 Rc7
    22 Nd2 Bc2
    23 Qe2 Qc8
    24 Nf3 Be4
    25 Ne1 Bh4
    26 Rf1 Rc2
    27 Nxc2 Rxc2
    28 Rfc1 Rxe2
    29 Rxc8+ Kh2
    30 Nf3 Rxe3
    31 Rc3 Re2
    32 Nxh4 Nxh4
    33 Rac1 Rxg2+
    34 Kf1 Rxb2
    35 Rc7 Bg2+
    36 Ke1 Nf3+
    37 Kd1 Rd2++


    • Morgain Le Fey

      There are some errors in your notation. Is this right?

      1. e4 c5 2. f4 d5 3. e5 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. Bxc6 Bxc6 6. Nf3 e6 7. O-O Ne7 8. c3
      Ng6 9. d4 Be7 10. Be3 O-O 11. Nbd2 cxd4 12. cxd4 Rc8 13. a3 Qd7 14. Qb1 Rc7 15.
      Ng5 h6 16. Ngf3 Rfc8 17. h3 Bb5 18. Rf2 Rc6 19. Nb3 b6 20. Nh2 Ba4 21. Qd3 R8c7
      22. Nd2 Bc2 23. Qe2 Qc8 24. Ndf3 Be4 25. Ne1 Bh4 26. Rf1 Rc2 27. Nxc2 Rxc2 28.
      Rfc1 Rxe2 29. Rxc8+ Kh7 30. Nf3 Rxe3 31. Rc3 Re2 32. Nxh4 Nxh4 33. Rac1 Rxg2+
      34. Kf1 Rxb2 35. Rc7 Bg2+ 36. Ke1 Nf3+ 37. Kd1 Rd2# 0-1

  • william nicolas

    william nicolas

    Play with white

  • Luisnux

    Awesome Queen Sacrifice!

    [Event “Chess By Post”]
    [Site “Chess By Post”]
    [Date “2015.05.28”]
    [Round “?”]
    [White “Aragon, Luis”]
    [Black “wrpowell”]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [ECO “B23”]
    [PlyCount “57”]
    [EventDate “2015.28.05”]
    [EventType “corr”]
    [EventRounds “183”]

    1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Bc4 a6 5. a4 g6 6. Nge2 Bg7 7. O-O Nf6 8. d3
    d6 9. f4 Bg4 10. h3 Bxe2 11. Nxe2 Nxe2+ 12. Qxe2 O-O 13. g4 Qd7 14. f5 b5 15.
    axb5 axb5 16. Rxa8 Rxa8 17. Bb3 Qa7 18. g5 Nh5 19. fxg6 hxg6 20. Bxf7+ Kh7 21.
    Qg4 c4+ 22. Kh1 Qc5 23. Rf5 Qc8 24. Qxh5+ gxh5 25. g6+ Kh8 26. Rxh5+ Bh6 27.
    Bxh6 Qg8 28. Bf8+ Qh7 29. Rxh7# 1-0

  • Gogs

    I played white; 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bg5 d5 5. Nf3 dxc4
    6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 h6 8. Bh4 b5 9. Qc2 g5 10. Bg3 Bb7
    11. Be5 g4 12. Nd2 Nb8d7 13. Bg3 a6 14. Bh4 Rg8 15. e4 e5
    16. d5 Qe7 17. a4 O-O-O 18. axb5 axb5 19. Be2 c6 20. dxc6 Bxc6
    21. Ra7 Qd6 22. O-O Bb7 23. Rd1 Qb6 24. Rd1a1 Nf8 25. Nxc4 bxc4
    26. Bxf6 Qxf6 27. Rxb7 Kxb7 28. Qb2+ Kc8 29. Ra8+ Kc7 30. Ra7+ Kc6
    31. Qb7+ Kc5 32. Ra5+ Kd6 33. Rd5+ Ke6 34. Qb6+ Ke7 35. Qxd8+ Ke6
    36. Qd6# 1-0

  • Jonathan

    My ‘best’ loss, in which I gain a winning position against a FM … and then blow it rather spectacularly.

    [Event “Let’s Play!”]
    [Site “”]
    [Date “2016.03.12”]
    [White “SmithyQ”]
    [Black “MuradNuri”]
    [Result “0-1”]
    [ECO “B34”]
    [WhiteElo “2076”]
    [BlackElo “2006”]
    [TimeControl “1 in 3 days”]
    [Termination “MuradNuri won by resignation”]
    [CurrentPosition “4k2r/p3p2p/5qp1/1R3b2/2K5/8/P1P3PP/4R3 w k – 0 29”]

    1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.e5 Ng8 9.Bd4 f6 10.f4 Qa5 11.Qd2 fxe5 12.fxe5 Bxe5 13.Qg5 d6 14.Bxe5 dxe5 15.O-O-O Nf6 16.Bc4 Rb8 17.Rhe1 Qb4 18.Qxe5 Qxb2+ 19.Kd2 Rb7 20.Rb1 Rd7+ 21.Bd3 Rxd3+ 22.Kxd3 Bf5+ 23.Kc4 Qa3 24.Qxf6 Qa6+ 25.Kc5 Qa5+ 26.Nb5 Qb6+ 27.Kc4 cxb5+ 28.Rxb5 Qxf6 0-1

    I’ve analyzed this game quite extensively myself, and I would love to see a titled player’s input.

    Here’s the link to for the dynamic board:

  • Subash Mathivanan
    • Narayan Joshi

      Nice to see you that you get the draw against Ram S krishnan. But you should post your game in taxt. Ram S krishnan is a strong chess player and also my friend. He get draw against strong Russian Grandmaster Grachiv Boris and Beat an IM in Chennai International. He is also igor’s student because i remember that in one of Igor’s Article he told about him and show his performance.

      • Subash Mathivanan

        Thanks but how to send in text

        • Narayan Joshi

          You can simple copy your Notation and than paste in comment box

          • Subash Mathivanan

            What is your fide elo

          • Narayan Joshi

            It’s too low, only 1512.

      • Subash Mathivanan

        sir what is your state

        • Narayan Joshi

          I am from Rajasthan

  • Subash Mathivanan

    Sir i Played Black

  • Trenton Rothan

    1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. d3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. g3 Be6 6.Bg2 Nc6 7. Nf3 Qd7 8. 0-0 0-0-0 9. Nb5 f6 10. d4 e4 11. Nd2 a6 12. Nc3 f5 13. Nxd5 Bxd5 14. Qa4 g5 15. a3 Qg7 16. e3 Bd6 17. Nc4 h5 18. Nxd6+ Rxd6 19. Bd2 h4 20. Rc1 hxg3 21. fxg3 Qh7 22. Kf2 f4! 23. exf4 e3+ 24. Bxe3 Bxg2 25.Kxg2 Qxh2+ 26. Kf3 g4+ 27. Ke4 Re1+ 28. Kd3 Rxe3+! 29. Kxe3 Re6+ 30. Kd3 Qe2+ 31. Kc3 Rd3#. I played with black against a tournament director. The night before I prepared by taking inspiration from Polgar and Kasparov, and I was hoping to play like them. In the end I won first in the tournament with 4.5 out of 5. This is now my favorite game which I use to inspire myself before a tournament. In one game I observed before Polgar played a sacrifice f5 against the Sicilian dragon.

  • male Gupta

    thanks igor

  • Umberto Castiglione


    [Event “Italian Team Championship – A2”]
    [White “Castiglione, Umberto”]
    [Black “Collutiis, Duilio”]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [ECO “B88”]
    [WhiteElo “1970”]
    [BlackElo “2200”]
    [PlyCount “61”]
    [EventDate “1997.02.09”]
    [EventType “team”]
    [EventRounds “8”]
    [EventCountry “ITA”]

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8.
    Bb3 a6 9. O-O O-O 10. f4 Qc7 11. Qf3 Bd7 12. f5 e5 13. Nde2 h6 14. g4 Na5 15.
    g5 hxg5 16. Bxg5 Nxb3 17. cxb3 Bc6 18. Ng3 Nxe4 19. Bxe7 Nf6 20. Bxf6 Bxf3 21.
    Rxf3 gxf6 22. Nh5 Qc5+ 23. Kh1 Kh8 24. Nxf6 Rg8 25. Ncd5 Rg5 26. Rh3+ Kg7 27.
    Rh7+ Kf8 28. Rh8+ Kg7 29. Rh7+ Kf8 30. Nd7+ Ke8 31. Nxc5 1-0

  • Narayan Joshi

    Shredder ½-½ Narayan 2016.12.16
    [Event “?”]
    [Site “Shredder Android”]
    [Date “2016.12.16”]
    [Round “?”]
    [White “Shredder”]
    [Black “Narayan “]
    [Result “1/2-1/2”]
    [WhiteElo “2286”]
    [BlackElo “2226”]
    [ECO “A46”]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Bd3 Be7 6. h3 O-O 7. O-O c5 8. Nbd2
    Nc6 9. c3 Nd5 10. Bh2 f5 11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. e4 fxe4 13. Nxe4 Nf4 14. Nxc5 bxc5
    15. Bxf4 Rxf4 16. Qc2 Rxf3 17. Bxh7+ Kh8 18. gxf3 Ne5 19. Be4 Qg5+ 20. Kh1 d5
    21. f4 Qxf4 22. Bg2 Nf3 23. Bxf3 Qxf3+ 24. Kh2 Qf4+ 25. Kg1 Qg5+ 26. Kh2 1/2-1/2

    • Narayan Joshi

      I am not satisfied with this draw. Because i know it’s should be winning for me. I missed a tactical variation and the result change in 0-1 to 0.5-0.5.

  • Barry

    wolverine vs nn 2017 1d4 d5 2nf3 c6 3Bf4 nd7 4e3 ngf6 5Bd3 h6 6nbd2 g5 7Bg3 e6 8qe2 qa5 90-0 nh5 10Be5 f6 11Bg3 Bg7 12Bd6 f5 13ne5 Bxe5 14nb3 qd8 15qxb5#

  • Deepak Pareek

    [Event “?”]
    [Site “?”]
    [Date “2017.03.14”]
    [Round “?”]
    [White “Deepak Pareek”]
    [Black “Sunil Sharma”]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [WhiteElo “?”]
    [BlackElo “?”]
    [ECO “C56”]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d4 exd4 5. O-O Nf6 6. e5 d5 7. exf6 dxc4 8.
    Re1+ Be6 9. Ng5 gxf6 10. Nxe6 fxe6 11. Qh5+ Ke7 12. Qxc5+ 1-0

  • Subash Mathivanan

    sir when will you analyze the game

    • RCA_moderator

      Thanks for sending in the game. We will let you know when we choose a game to analyse. All the best.

      Prasaadh | Support

  • Sujit Das

    Sir I do not Play Chess. My son Soumyajit Das plays chess.
    Here is one of his games.
    [Event-All Bengal Rapid Chess Tournament]
    [White-Soumyajit Das (jr)]
    [Black-Avhishek Sarker]
    [Elo White-1207]
    [Elo Black-1824]
    1.e4 g6 2.f4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.0-0 Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Nc6 9.c3 e6 10.Be3 h5 11.Nd2 a6 12.g4 hxg4 13.hxg4 Ne7 14.f5 exf5 15.gxf5 gxf5 16.exf5 Nfd5 17.Bg5 f6 18.Bh4 Bh6 19.Ne4 Be3+ 20.Kh1 Rf7 21.Bc4 Qf8 22.Nxf6 Rxf6 23.Bxf6 Qh6+ 24.Kg2 Kh7 25.Rh1 Rg8+ 26.Kf1 Rg1+ 27.Ke2 Nf4+ 28.Kxe3 Ne2+ 29.Kf2 Rxh1 30.Rxh1 Qxh1 31.Qxg2 Qxg2+
    32.Kxg2 Nxf5 33.Bd3 Kg6 34.Bxf5+ Kxf5 35.Bd8 c5 36.dxc5 dxc5 37.Kf3 Ke5 38.Ke3 Kd5 39.Kd3 c4+ 40.Ke3 b5 41.Bb6

  • Lovro Glavina

    Hey Igor ! I am an active member in the comments giving feedback and showing interest in the courses even when you dont give any offers, so maybe I could get some extra credit so that you analyze my game? 😀 Cuz you know, you dont get a lot of comments and then you get a lot of them when there’s some offer like your analysis.
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5
    5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Qe2 O-O 8. Bg5 h6
    9. Bh4 Nd4 10. Qd3 Nxb3 11. axb3 Re8 12. O-O-O c6
    13. f4 d6 14. Be2 g5 15. fxg5 Nxe4 16. Nxe4 Bf5
    17. Nf6+ Qxf6 18. gxf6 Bxd3 19. Bxd3 1-0

  • Akash

    [Event “?”]
    [Site “?”]
    [Date “2017.03.14”]
    [Round “?”]
    [White “Magnus Carlsen (Age 11)”]
    [Black “A.KHOBA”]
    [Result “0-1”]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. d5 d6 4. Nc3 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. a4 a6 8. Bc4
    O-O 9. O-O Bg4 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Be2 Rb8 12. a5 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 b5 14. axb6 Qxb6
    15. Ra2 Rfc8 16. Re1 h5 17. Be2 Ra8 18. Bf4 Ne8 19. Qd2 Nc7 20. Bg5 Kf8 21.
    Na4 Qb7 22. Qf4 Nb6 23. Nxb6 Qxb6 24. c3 Rcb8 25. Rd1 Ra7 26. Bc4 a5 27. Qf3
    a4 28. Rda1 Rba8 29. Qh3 Nb5 30. Rc1 a3 31. Qf3 Nd4 32. cxd4 axb2 33. Rxb2
    Qxb2 34. dxc5 Ra1 35. Rf1 R8a3 36. Qf4 Rc3 37. Bxe7+ Kg8 38. Be2 Rcc1 39. Rxc1
    Rxc1+ 40. Bf1 Ra1 41. h3 Qb5 42. Kh2 Qxf1 43. Bxd6 Bd4 44. c6 Bxf2 45. Qxf2
    Qxf2 46. c7 Rc1 47. Be5 h4 0-1

  • misha

    [Event “?”]
    [Site “chessfriends”]
    [Date “2016.05.14”]
    [Round “-“]
    [White “misha0310”]
    [Black “jarulf”]
    [Result “1-0”]

    1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nf3 c5 5.c3 cxd4 6.cxd4 Nf6 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Qc2
    Ba6 9.Qe2 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 O-O 11.O-O d5 12.e5 Ne8 13.Bg5 Qd7 14.Rac1 h6 15.Bh4
    a6 16.Rc2 b5 17.Rfc1 g5 18.Nxg5 hxg5 19.Bxg5 f5 20.a3 Be7 21.Bh6 Rf7 22.Qg3+
    Kh8 23.Nxd5 exd5 24.Rc8 Rh7 25.Qg6 Bd8 26.Bg5 Qf7 27.Qxf7 Rxf7 28.Rxd8
    Rf8 29.Rcc8 1-0

  • Anna Jozefacka

    [Result “1-0”]

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 h6 4. d5 exd5 5. exd5 d6 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. c4 Na6 8. O-O
    Be7 9. Nc3 Bd7 10. Re1 O-O 11. h3 Re8 12. Bf4 Nc7 13. Qc2 (13. Qb3 b6 ) 13…
    Qc8 14. Re3 (14. Rxe7 Rxe7 15. Bxd6 Re8 16. Be5 Qd8 17. Rd1 a6 18. Qd2 b5 19.
    Qf4 Rc8 20. b3 Na8 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Qxf6 gxf6 23. Ne4 Nb6 (23… Re7 24. Nxf6+
    Kg7 25. Nxd7 Rxd7 26. Bf5 Nb6 ) ) 14… a6 15. Rae1 Bf8 16. Ne4 Nxe4 (16… Rxe4
    17. Bxe4 Nxe4 18. Rxe4 Bf5 19. Nd2 Bxe4 20. Nxe4 ) 17. Bxe4 f5 18. Bd3 b5 19. b3
    (19. Nh4 g5 20. Bxf5 Bxf5 21. Nxf5 gxf4 22. Ne7+ Bxe7 23. Rxe7 Rxe7 24. Rxe7 Qf5
    (24… Ne8 ) 25. Qxf5 f3 26. Qg6+ ) 19… Rxe3 20. Rxe3 a5 21. Nd2 (21. Nh4 g5
    22. Nxf5 Bxf5 23. Bxf5 Qd8 24. Bh7+ Kh8 25. Qg6 Bg7 26. Bxd6 Qxd6 (26… Ra6 27.
    Bxc7 Rxg6 28. Bxd8 Kxh7 29. cxb5 ) ) 21… a4 22. Rg3 g5 23. Nf3 Bg7 24. Nxg5 (
    24. Bxd6 Ne8 25. Be5 f4 26. Bh7+ Kh8 27. Nxg5 hxg5 (27… fxg3 28. Nf7# ) 28.
    Rxg5 Ra5 (28… Ra6 29. d6 Nxd6 (29… Rxd6 30. Rxg7 Nxg7 31. Bxd6 ) 30. Bxg7# )
    ) 24… hxg5 25. Rxg5 axb3 26. axb3 bxc4 27. bxc4 Qf8 28. Bxf5 Bxf5 29. Rxf5
    Ra1+ 30. Kh2 Qe7 31. Rh5 Ne8 32. Qh7+ Kf8 33. Qg6 (33. Rf5+ Nf6 34. Bh6 Bxh6 35.
    Qxh6+ Kf7 36. Qh5+ Kg8 37. Rg5+ Kf8 38. Qh8+ Kf7 39. Rg7# ) 33… Ra7 34. Rf5+
    Nf6 35. Bh6 Kg8 36. Bxg7 Qxg7 37. Qxf6 (37. Rxf6 Qxg6 38. Rxg6+ Kf7 ) 37… Qxf6
    38. Rxf6 Rd7 39. Kg3 Kg7 40. Re6 Kf7 41. Kf4 Kg7 42. g4 Rf7+ 43. Kg3 Rd7 44. f4

    • Anna Jozefacka

      One of my recent games. Despite the win I would be grateful for your input!

  • Neilre Hattingh

    [Date “Mar 15, 2017”]
    [White Neilre]
    [Black Brian]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [WhiteElo “1685”]
    [BlackElo “1612”]
    [Termination Neilre won by checkmate”]
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Bg5 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. e3 c6 7. Be2 Nbd7 8. O-O Qa5 9. a3 e5 10. b4 Qc7 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. c5 e4 13. Bf4 Qd8 14. Nd2 Qe7 15. Bd6 Qe6 16. Bc4 Nd5 17. Bxf8 Nxf8 18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. Rc1 Bd7 20. Nb3 Be5 21. Nd4 Qf6 22. Nxd5 Qh4 23. g3 Qh3 24. f3 exf3 25. Nxf3 Bg4 26. Ne7+ Kh8 27. Qd5 Bxg3 28. Qxf7 Bxh2+ 29. Nxh2 Qg3+ 30. Kh1 Bh3 31. Qg8#…iam white i always play this as white

  • Hilarious Epicness

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8.

    Re1 Re8 9. d4 Bb6 10. dxe5 Be6 11. Bb3 Qd7 12. Ng5 Rad8 13. Na3 Qe7 14. Qh5 Bf5

    15. Qf3 Be6 16. Qe4 g6 17. Qh4 h5 18. Qg3 Qc5 19. Ne4 Qe7 20. Bxd5 Bxd5 21.

    Nf6+ Qxf6 22. Bf4 Qe6 23. Bg5 Rd7 24. Bf6 Qg4 25. Qxg4 hxg4 26. c4 Be6 27. h3

    g3 28. Re4 gxf2+ 29. Kh2 Rd4 30. Re2 Rf4 31. Rf1 Bxc4 32. Nxc4 Rxc4 33. b3 Rf4

    34. g3 Rxf6 {White resigns} 0-1

    I played black against a Candidate Master

  • Ben Sisler

    White:bennywins (1365)/ Black Pawntrader66(1804)/Site ICC. I wasn’t happy with this game because I know I was winning but got a bit too careless with my clock and kingside.This was a 30 0 rated game.1.e4 e5 2.nf3 f5 3.nxe5 fxe4 4.qh5+ g6 5.nxg6 hxg6 6.qxh8 kf7 7.bc4+ d5 8.bb3 bg7 9.bxd5+ qxd5 10.qh4 bf5 11.qf4 be5 12.qe3 kg7 13.nc3 qc6 14.d4 bf6 15. bd2 na6 16.a3 rd8 17.d5 qe8 18.qxa7 qe7 19.qxb7 nc5 20.qb4 be5 21.be3 bd6 22.qd4+ nf6 23.nb5 kf7 24.nxd6+ cxd6 25.b4 ncd7 26.c4 ne5 27.h3 nd3+ 28.ke2 nh5 29.g4 nhf4+ 30.bxf4 nxf4+ 31.kf1 bc8 32.f3 qh4 33.qxe4 qg3 34.ra2 re8 35.qb1 re3 36.rf2 rxf3 37.rh2 rxf2+ 38.rxf2 qxh3+ 39.ke1 qe3+ 40.kf1 bxg4 41.qb2 bh3+ 42.kg1 qg3+ 43.rg2 ,(I knew I was lost by now) bxg2 44.qf2 qg5 45.qa7+ kg8 46.qb8+ kh7 47.qxd6 be4+ 48.kf2 qg2+ 49.ke3 qf3+ 50.kd4 qd3+ 51.kc5 qe3+ 52.kb5 qa7 53.qxf4 bf5 54.and here I premoved d6 and fell into mate with d6 bd7# 0-1.Complete turn around.

  • male Gupta

    dear igor sir i have also beaten a lot of 1900 to 2000 rated players on online websited and mangaed to draw twice with 2300 master class player.

  • Thanks everyone for submitting your games!

    While the most voted game will be analyzed for sure, some of the other games will be analyzed as well – in future free lessons, paid courses etc. Hence, if your game is not chosen this time, don’t be upset, we’ll quite likely analyze it later on.

    • Morgain Le Fey

      “most voted game” seems to be a bad criterium. Everybody is voting for his own game and one player has some good friends…

      Sorry for my bad English…

      • Narayan Joshi

        I agree with you, But Everybody wants analysis of his/her game. If you don’t like any game or thaught that this game shouldn’t be anlysis than you may choose option “Vote Down”.

    • Narayan Joshi

      Thank You so much sir,
      I have analised my game according to your course Grandmaster’s secret. In the practical part – task 10, You recommended to analysis of my games but i would like to know that is my analysis is correct or not.

  • Islam Casper

    (23) Cusest (1785) — Casper (1987) [C01], 17.03.2017
    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Nc3 Ne7 6.Bg5 f6!? [i like this move and i’ve played it
    thoroguly it weakness the pawn structure but control the imortant square e5 and i played it with
    7.Bh4 Bf5 8.Bd3 0 – 0 9.Bg3 [9.Bxf5 if 9…Nxf5 10.Nxd5 g 5]
    9…c6!? [9…Nbc6! 10.Bxf5 Nxf5 11.Nxd5 Bxg3]
    10.Qd2 Re8 [i put my rock on open file]
    11.0 –0– 0 b5?! [this move not accurate because i statrt attack with lack of development but i want to
    get space in the QS where the white casteld]
    [11…Na6!? 12.B xa6 bxa6= i have Bishop pairs and open b file compesate weak pawn structure]
    12.Bxf5 Nxf5 13.Qd3 Qd7 14.Rde1 Na6 [with idea Nc7 and a5]
    15.a3 [this strange move it helped me to play a5 b4]
    15…Nc7 16.Re2 Rxe2 17.Nxe2 a5 18.Bxd6 Nxd6 19.b3!? [i think it flexable move to closed postion
    in QS but not active move, Re1 considered counter attack in center]
    19…a4 20.Kb2 [i don’t understand this move he let me to open postion in QS or he want to play
    Ra1 share me a- file]
    20…axb3 21.cxb3 Ne4!µ [Attack weak f2 pawn and threating double attack]
    22.Rf1 Qg4 [i forget double attack with move Qd6 and i played Qg4 to attack weak g2 pawn and
    weak pawn structure in KS i had to put candidate move with target weak pawns]
    [22…Qd6 23.b4 – + then c4 is big weakness and knight can jump to it via Ne8 , Nd6]
    23.g3?! c5!? [23…Qh3?! 24.Nf4 Qd7; 23…Qd7! with idea Qe7 attack a3]
    24.dxc5 Nxc5 25.Qc3 N7e6?! [25…Qe4! Attacking N and threating Nd3]
    26.Nfd4 b4 [i played this move to open file to rock and i don’ t look Qc6]
    [26…Qh5! its typical way to defend threating f3 and Qc6 and can retreat to Qe8 or play Qe5 and
    attack h2 27.Nxe6 (27.f3 Qxh2; 27.Re1 Re8 28.Nxe6 Nxe6 29.Qc6 Nd4) 27…Qxe2+; 26…h6
    27.f3 Qh5 28.Nxe6 Nxe6 29.Qc6 Re8; 26…Kf7! 27.f3 Qh5 28.N xe6 Nxe6]
    27.axb4 Ne4?? [27…Nxd4 28.Nxd4 Ne6± ]
    28.Qc6!+ – Rd8 29.Qxe6+ Qxe6 30.Nxe6+ – [and i won the Game with time]

  • Julio Montilla

    [White “JulioMontilla”]
    [Black “SakhSkif”]
    1. e4 e6 2. d4 c5 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Bc5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Ndb5 Bxe3 8.
    fxe3 Qxe3+ 9. Be2 Qf4 10. Rf1 Qxh2 11. Nd6+ Ke7 12. Rxf7+ Kd8 13. Rf8+ Ke7 14.
    Re8+ Kf6 15. e5+ Nxe5 16. Qd4 g5 17. Nce4+ Kg6 18. O-O-O Qh6 19. Qxe5 1-0

  • Enqu T. Job

    [Event “Ethiopia National Team Selection”]
    [Site “Sport Academy”]
    [Date “2017.02.23”]
    [Round “6”]
    [White “Enkuneh Eyob”]
    [Black “Mesfin Dhufera”]
    [Result “1/2-1/2”]
    [ECO “D85”]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Be2 Bg7 8.
    Be3 Nc6 9. Bb5 cxd4 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Bxd4 O-O 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Qd4+ Kg8 14.
    Qxd8 Rxd8 15. Rd1 Ba6 16. Nf3 Rab8 17. Rxd8+ Rxd8 18. Nd4 c5 19. Nc6 Rd7 20. h4
    h5 21. Rh3 Rb7 22. a4 f6 23. Rg3 Kg7 24. f4 Bc4 25. f5 Bf7 26. Nd8 Rb1+ 27. Kd2
    Ra1 28. Nxf7 Kxf7 29. Rxg6 Rxa4 30. Kd3 e6 31. Rh6 exf5 32. exf5 Rxh4 33. Rh7+
    Kg8 34. Rxa7 Rf4 35. Rc7 Rxf5 36. Ke4 Rg5 37. Kf3 h4 38. Kf4 Rxg2 39. Rxc5 h3
    40. Rh5 h2 41. c4 Kf7 42. Kf3 Rc2 43. c5 Ke6 44. Kg3 Rxc5 45. Rxh2 f5 46. Re2+
    Kf6 47. Kf4 Rc4+ 48. Kf3 Rc1 49. Kf4 Rf1+ 50. Kg3 f4+ 51. Kg2 Rb1 52. Ra2 Kf5
    53. Ra3 Kg4 54. Rc3 Rb2+ 55. Kf1 Kf5 56. Ra3 1/2-1/2

    • Enqu T. Job

      I missed Rb1 once in the Grunfeld and suffer a lot to activate my rock. But Berlin defence type of play helped me to activate my piece and king on the center.

  • Subash Mathivanan

    when will it come sir

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Subash,

      Thanks for sending in your game.
      We will announce the winner in our blog post. And also analyse the winner’s game.

      Prasaadh | Support Officer

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