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Self-analysing a positional English game I played at ~2000 rating Lichess

Self-analysing a positional English game I played at ~2000 rating Lichess

I was always told that analyzing my own games without the engine first, then with the engine, is the best approach to learn from the games. So in this article, I will definitely go ahead and try that out for the first time!

Lately, I have been trying to learn how to play positionally as I was always an aggressive E4 player. I believe it’s great to know both worlds so you can switch your style on-the-fly. So in this game, I am trying out the Reti opening which can transition to a multitude of openings, and in this case an English-like setup. I am new to the opening & positional play so I might have made more mistakes than usual.

Note: The italics are the comments I make after engine analysis.

Self-Analysis

Engine Analysis

And here’s engine analysis, let’s have you tell me how I did for my analysis compared to the engine, in the comments below! Looking back at it I believe about 70% of my own analysis was pretty accurate. I also missed a lot, of course!