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chris21 35 ( +1 | -1 )
Please analyse I played and lost the following game (as white) tonight in a match. Can someone please go through it and tell me what I did right and wrong?

1.e4 d5
2.exd5 Nf6
3.d4 Nxd5
4.c4 Nb4
5.Qa4+ Nb-c6
6.d5 b5
7.cxb5 Bf5
8.Na3 Qxd5
9.bxc6 Qe4+
10.Be3 Nd3+
11.Bxd3 Qxa4
12.Bxf5 e6
13.Bc2 Bb4+
14.Kf1 Qxc6
15.f3 Bxa3
16. Be4 Qc4+
17.Ne2 Bxb2
18.Bxa8 Bxa1
19.Kf2 Qxa2
20.Rd1 Ke2
21.Bc6 Be5
22.Bg5+ F6
23.Rd7+ Kf8
24.Rd8+ Kf7
25.Rxh8 fxg5
26. Rd8 Qc4
27. Be4 Qc5+
28.Kf1 g6
29.h3 a5
30.rd7+ kg5
31.Bb2 a4
32.Ba2 Qc6
33.Re7 Qb5
34.Rxe6 Kf8
35. Kf2 Qc5
36. Kf1 Kg7
37.Re8 Bf6
38.Rg8+ Kh6
39.g4 a6
40.Ng3 Qc1+
41.Kf2 Qd2+
42.Kf1 Qd1+
43.Kg2 Bd4 white resigned.

Thanks in advance:)
silverwolfwsc 23 ( +1 | -1 )
This game appears to be messed up. Move 10 for black, Nd3+ is impossible. Also, it looks to me like move 10 for white would be a blunder also, as Be3 would throw away your queen. Are you sure these are the right moves?

chris21 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Hi there!

I went through the game tonight on my board and the moves you mentioned seem pretty legit. Be3 did lose a queen but it was unavoidable. But now you mention it 31.Bb2 should read 31 Bb1... and 35..Qc5 should have a + after it.

Apart from that it all seems pretty legit, anyone care to analyse?
silverwolfwsc 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Move 5 for black was confusing me. 5. ... Nb-c6 could still be either knight, and i was moving the wrong one.

caldazar 80 ( +1 | -1 )
Tried to clean up the PGN a bit I hope I got all the moves right...

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. c4 Nb4

{4... Nb6 is better.}

5. Qa4+ N8c6 6. d5

{6. a3 picks up the trapped knight on b4.}

6... b5 7. cxb5

{7. Qd1 Bf5 8. Na3 with a slight edge for Black.}

7... Bf5 8. Na3 Qxd5 9. bxc6

{9. Be3 Qe4 10. Qd1 is better, although Black is still winning.}

9... Qe4+

{X-raying White's queen on a4.}

10. Be3 Nd3+ 11. Bxd3 Qxa4

{and White is probably just lost here.}

12. Bxf5 e6

{12... Qa5+ wins the bishop back.}

13. Bc2

{13. Bd3 is a bit more tenacious, but White is losing in any case.}

13... Bb4+

{13... Qb4+ 14. Kf1 Qxb2 picks up a piece.}

14. Kf1 Qxc6 15. f3

{15. Rc1 and Black is somewhat better, but he still has some work to do.}

15... Bxa3 {Removing the guard}

16. Be4 Qc4+ 17. Ne2 Bxb2 18. Bxa8 Bxa1 19. Kf2 Qxa2

{And White ends up too far down in material.}

20. Rd1 Ke7 21. Bc6 Be5 22. Bg5+ f6 23. Rd7+ Kf8 24. Rd8+ Kf7 25. Rxh8 fxg5 26. Rd8 Qc4 27. Be4 Qc5+ 28. Kf1 g6 29. h3 a5 30. Rd7+ Kg8 31. Bb1 a4 32. Ba2 Qc6 33. Re7 Qb5 34. Rxe6 Kf8 35. Kf2 Qc5+ 36. Kf1 Kg7 37. Re8 Bf6 38. Rg8+ Kh6 39. g4 a3 40. Ng3 Qc1+ 41. Kf2 Qd2+ 42. Kf1 Qd1+ 43. Kg2 Bd4 0-1

I would advise studying more tactics since your primary errors were losses of material due to short tactical sequences.
caldazar 12 ( +1 | -1 )
My mistake 6. a3 doesn't pick up the knight due to 6... Na6. Then 7. d5 Nc5 8. Qd1 leaves White with a pleasant position. Sorry about that.
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chris21 20 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks very much caldazar:)

I don't know much about the Scandanavian Gambit so that didn't help me either. I better get studying it as it seems to be quite popular.

Thanks again.
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caldazar 74 ( +1 | -1 )
I'm not much one for opening study myself, and this was the first time I'd ever seen the whole 4... Nb4 variation in action. The line seems playable to me, although if someone made me play the Scandinavian, I'd probably just stick to the solid 2... Qxd5, 3... Qa5 with ...c6 setups. There are certainly some tricky tactical traps that you have to calculate as White; I calculated several lines where it seemed very easy for White to lose his queen, hence my slightly cowardly but safe 8. Qd1 choice. I have no idea what theory has to say on the matter, but it doesn't seem like anything for e4-players to lose much sleep over; the positioning of the Black knights just doesn't seem particularly stable.