Chess Analysis Tips: WIM Camelia Ciobanu with DecodeChess

Welcome to the first in a series of chess analysis lessons with WIM Camelia Ciobanu.
In today’s lesson we’ll learn about the importance of analyzing our opponent’s mistakes. Analyzing our victories is as important for improving our chess as analyzing our loses.

Additional concepts included in this lesson:
Quick development, centralizing pieces, trapped pieces and passed pawns.

Camelia is a Romanian Woman International Master.
She’s is top rated chess tutor on Lichess. You’re welcome the see her coach profile here:

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Game’s PGN:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. Bg5 e6 9. O-O-O h6 10. Bh4 Be7 11. Rhe1 Qb6 12. Qd2 O-O-O 13. Nd4 g5 14. Bg3 Nh5 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 e5 17. Nf5 Bf6 18. Re4 Nf4 19. f3 Qa6 20. Kb1 Kb8 21. c4 h5 22. Qc2 Rc8 23. Bf2 Rhd8 24. g3 Nh3 25. Be3 b6 26. Rd3 Qb7 27. Qg2 g4 28. fxg4 Ng5 29. Bxg5 Bxg5 30. h4 Bf6 31. gxh5 { 1-0 Black resigns. } 1-0


  1. What was the engine you were using for analysis and where do we find it

  2. Very nice video! Thank you WIM Camelia Ciobanu.

  3. Master can you put the pgn of the game?

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