Free online Chess server. Play Chess now in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play Chess with the computer, friends or random opponents.
Create a game Tournament Simultaneous exhibitions
Chess basics Puzzles Practice Coordinates Study Coaches
Lichess TV Current games Streamers Broadcasts (beta) Video library
Players Teams Forum Questions & Answers
Analysis board Opening explorer Board editor Import game Advanced search
Sign in
  1. Forum
  2. Game analysis
  3. My lost OTB game against a 1750+.
Opponent played with 15 ACPL, I played with 57.
Opponent was strong.
Share your thoughts.

What is 15 ACPL & 57 means ??

Your 8...Bb4+ looks like a strategic mistake. Why do you want to trade your good bishop for his bad bishop? You will remain vulnerable on the black squares for the rest of the game.

Your 11...Kf8 also looks wrong. He offers to trade his good bishop for your bad bishop and you decline the trade. Just 11...Bd7 is fine. You do not have to fear doubled pawns after double trade on d7 and f6, as the open g-file is enough compensation. His good bishop will come back to checkmate you with 24 Bh5. At that point you might have wished you had traded it away 13 moves earlier.

Probably your problems start with 5. ... de4. Surrendering the center is not the main French idea. Why giving white so much activity?

This topic has been archived and can no longer be replied to.