Hi there, as you know I’m always interested in analysing chess games from all standards and rating levels. I’ve decided to pull together a short series of 10 games to show how not to play against opponents rated higher than yourself and also to look in to the mindset of how the higher rated player operates on the board i.e. how they achieve a better advantage, what is their strategy, what tactics they are using etc.
I’ve been looking at some recent games of mine and critically analysed the content of transition to endgame. Simply put there is no transition to endgame. Why do I say this so matter of factly, well I’ve been playing against a few strong computers and looked at how they manoeuvre around the board. The first thing that strikes me is how quickly the computers at their higher level settings charge down the board like they are in endgame mode right from the start. It’s quite amazing to see this happening to me as I thought my endgame had strengthened quite a bit over this last year.
Examples of my games;
I think I have found out why I can play some really good games but then in a total transformation almost like I am living in a parallel universe I can play such bad games.
I’m now practising how to play chess against less experienced players. There is a knack to this believe me and it’s something that often baffled me.