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  1. Subscriberzakkwylder
    Mouth for war
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    03 Jan '20 17:25
    For some strange reason the FEN/PGN links aren't working so I'm just posting a link here. Long story short, i like to queen side castle as black. Feel it throws whites game plan off and I can gain momentum as they try to adjust. I was stuck in auto pilot trying to get thru the opening that I completely didn't notice the trouble he was preparing with his 9th move. Felt like I spent half the game 1 move away from mate, but with some calculated moves and a couple mistakes on my opponents part I was able to push him back. As he started to go into turtle mode, I started to wonder if I was going to be able to maintain the advantage with my comprised position. Somewhere leading up to the 33rd move I'd found the winning combo and my opponent played it perfectly. I hope you enjoy this little gem.

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess/play-chess.php?gameid=13430188&cbqsid=25886
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    @zakkwylder

  3. SubscriberPaul Leggett
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    04 Jan '20 00:172 edits
    @ragwort said
    @zakkwylder

    [pgn]
    [Event "Mini Duel"]
    [Site "https://www.dailychess.com"]
    [Date "2019.09.24"]
    [EndDate "2019.10.10"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "masterfosse"]
    [Black "zakkwylder"]
    [WhiteRating "1486"]
    [BlackRating "1524"]
    [WhiteElo "1486"]
    [BlackElo "1524"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "13430188"]

    1. e4 Nb8c6 2. Nb1c3 e5 3. Ng1f3 b6 4. Bf1c4 Bc8b7 5. a3 a6 6. d3 g6 7. h3 ...[text shortened]... 6 32. Rg3g2 Ra8f8 33. Na2c3 Bh4xf2 34. Rg2xf2 Rf8xf2 35. Kg1xf2 Qd6xh2 36. Kf2e1 Qh2g1 0-1

    [/pgn]
    Why on earth would anyone report/complain about this post? Am I missing something?

    EDIT: This may be some kind of technical glitch, as my post indicated 4 reports as soon as I posted it. Interesting.
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    04 Jan '20 12:141 edit
    @paul-leggett said
    EDIT: This may be some kind of technical glitch, as my post indicated 4 reports as soon as I posted it. Interesting.
    Originally I thought it must be a sticky touch screen since, on the mobile view, the alert button is close to the screen edge where the fingers holding the phone curl round when scrolling. However that doesn't seem to explain their instant appearance.
  5. Subscriberketchuplover
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    04 Jan '20 15:45

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  6. Standard memberDeepThought
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    07 Jan '20 00:33
    @zakkwylder said
    For some strange reason the FEN/PGN links aren't working so I'm just posting a link here. Long story short, i like to queen side castle as black. Feel it throws whites game plan off and I can gain momentum as they try to adjust. I was stuck in auto pilot trying to get thru the opening that I completely didn't notice the trouble he was preparing with his 9th move. Felt like ...[text shortened]... joy this little gem.

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess/play-chess.php?gameid=13430188&cbqsid=25886
    Well played, after about move 12 or so. Just a point, but if you are going to castle queenside it's best to avoid weakening your pawn structure there with lots of pawn moves. 3. ... b6 is fine when followed by 4. ... Bb7, but I'd question 5. ... a6, since white's already moved the bishop once you don't have to worry about it going to b5 and absent you moving the queen pawn it's not obvious to me why he'd want to. I don't think 6. ... a6 achieves much, better to develop a kingside piece, aside from developing you want to keep white guessing about your castling intentions as long as possible.
  7. Subscriberzakkwylder
    Mouth for war
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    10 Jan '20 18:50
    Thanks for the feedback.
  8. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    11 Jan '20 09:40
    White could have prepared even more trouble with 9.Ng5!
  9. Rastenburg
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    13 Jan '20 16:35
    Chaotic game...
  10. Subscribervenda
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    13 Jan '20 19:14
    @zakkwylder
    One of the first chess books I ever read said"always try to castle Kings side -there is less space to protect"
    Amother one of those general principles which doesn't always apply.
    I always try and castle queenside as white when I play the London system IF my oppenent has castled Kingsside.It gives me the extra rook for the assault on his King
  11. Rastenburg
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    @venda

    London System is solid, Castling opposite sides is always a case of who get's their first, a good way to attack.
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