Post Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:53 pm

What do you think of this game

So I'm usually an "institive player. I'm trying to learn some theory, but my problem is usually that something breaks my concentration (daydreaming, stop caring about the game, etc) and I end up losing.

Anyways all the little theory I read so far said "Avoid Closed Games as a begginer" so as soon as I see the signs that the bishops won't have enough squares to move, I will either go for the draw or resign and play the next game.

Anyway, I was just playing a rated tournament and the game got closed. As it kept going, I quickly ran out of plays and my opponent (who is more experienced than me) was very interested in keeping all the diagonals shut.

Being the newbie player I am, I decided I would not play this game until the end, as I truly hate these kind of positions. But then I said "Well, at least it's a new experience, let's see how this turns out". So I focused all my attention into the game and was pretty happy with the way it finished.

Oh, and as a last note, I think my opponent made a big mistake at the beggining (exposing his King) that could have made this game a lot less interesting, but I think he quickly recovered from it and the rest of the game was more toughly played.

[Event "VIP 108755"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2012.11.27"]
[Round "-"]
[White "[email protected]"]
[Black "[email protected]"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1737"]
[BlackElo "1560"]
[ECO "D00"]
[Time "16:30:28"]
[TimeControl "180"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nc6 3. f4 e6 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. c3 Ne4 6. Bxe4 dxe4 7. Ne2 Qh4+ 8. g3 Qh3 9. Kf2 Qg4 10. Qf1 Qf3+ 11. Ke1 Na5 12. Qxf3 exf3 13. Ng1 Nc4 14. Nxf3 Bd6 15. b3 Nb6 16. Kf2 Bd7 17. e4 f5 18. e5 Be7 19. Rd1 Nd5 20. c4 Nb4 21. Rd2 b5 22. a3 Na6 23. c5 b4 24. a4 O-O-O 25. Rc2 Bc6 26. Nbd2 g5 27. fxg5 Rhg8 28. h4 h6 29. gxh6 Bxf3 30. Nxf3 Rg6 31. Bg5 Bxg5 32. hxg5 c6 33. Rh1 Nb8 34. Ke3 Rf8 35. Rch2 Rh8 36. Kf4 Na6 37. Nh4 Rgg8 38. Nf3 Nc7 39. h7 Rg7 40. Rh6 Nd5# 0-1

Please tell me where you think I made a mistake and some tips for the future :-d. For now I'm just trying to win enough cubits for some vids that may get me seriously engaged on this, and as this was my first Closed Game I took until the end, I would appreciate if you gave me some feedback :dance:
Thank you.