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  1. 02 Jul '08 14:30
    Here is the first in an occasional series of games where a strong player plays a real stinker.
    Game 3429241



    Perhaps ChaosChild was toying with sunshine100. They are both from South Africa, so maybe they know each other (it's a pretty small country, isn't it? Probably only a couple of streets).

    ChaosChild missed a mate in one on move 5, a mate in three on move 22 and blundered a piece almost every move before and after that.

    I have never seen such a shambolic performance on this site by a 2000+ player!
  2. 02 Jul '08 14:46 / 2 edits
    A player rated nearly 2400 loses the plot against a 1250.
    Game 2792075



    Dare I say 3...a6 and 4...h6? seem like rather overly prophylactic early moves, but they do set-up a thrilling tactical finale!
  3. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    02 Jul '08 14:48
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    A player rated nearly 2400 loses the plot against a 1250.
    Game 2792075

    [pgn][Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
    [Date "2006.11.22"]
    [EndDate "2006.11.30"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Dodgey Dave 1"]
    [Black "mgbal"]
    [WhiteRating "1246"]
    [BlackRating "2382"]
    [WhiteELO "1246"]
    [BlackELO "2382"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [Game ...[text shortened]... 11. Qe2h5 Ke8e7
    12. Nc3xd5 Qd8xd5 13. Bd2b4 c5 14. Qh5f7 1-0
    [/pgn]
    Bad players are unpredictable.
  4. 02 Jul '08 14:52
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Bad players are unpredictable.
    Yes, that's true.
    Also, the 2400 may just have had a bad hair day.
  5. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    02 Jul '08 14:53
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    Yes, that's true.
    Also, the 2400 may just have had a bad hair day.
    2400 doesn't mean he is not bad. He could be bad twice ! for being bad chess player and for being bad.
  6. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    02 Jul '08 15:01 / 1 edit
    out of interest is it possible to establish when these games were played?
  7. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    02 Jul '08 15:03
    Originally posted by JonathanB of London
    out of interest is it possible to establish when these games were played?
    Yes, the information is in the PGN (click "get PGN of this game"
  8. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    02 Jul '08 15:04 / 1 edit
    thanks.

    perhaps the title of this thread should be 'bad games by highly rated players'?
  9. 02 Jul '08 15:08 / 1 edit
    Game 2960537



    quite the show from move 17 on.
  10. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    02 Jul '08 15:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    A player rated nearly 2400 loses the plot against a 1250.
    "20 years ago I led a team playing in the championship of an European country ... I got retired when my rank was at the top (OTB CM almost M ELO 2240 ... Now I feel I play again like in my earlier years."

    Well perhaps not exactly like earlier years
  11. 02 Jul '08 15:27
    Originally posted by JonathanB of London
    "20 years ago I led a team playing in the championship of an European country ... I got retired when my rank was at the top (OTB CM almost M ELO 2240 ... Now I feel I play again like in my earlier years."

    Well perhaps not exactly like earlier years
    I want to elaborate that I think this thread is in no way meant to be a series of accusations. It is more a learning tool to show how anyone can make mistakes but more importantly it demonstrates how anyone can be 2000+ rated if they want it badly enough.

    In that sense this is the ultimate inspirational thread.
    I hope the Forum Mods leave this thread well & truly alone.
  12. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    02 Jul '08 15:33
    yep
  13. 02 Jul '08 15:36
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    I want to elaborate that I think [b]this thread is in no way meant to be a series of accusations. It is more a learning tool to show how anyone can make mistakes but more importantly it demonstrates how anyone can be 2000+ rated if they want it badly enough.

    In that sense this is the ultimate inspirational thread.
    I hope the Forum Mods leave this thread well & truly alone.[/b]
    yes i must echo these words, twice within this week i have refused challenges from players rated 2000+ because i assumed it would be like a cat playing with a little biddy mouse, or in the words of Dylan, shooting tin cans with a sawn off shotgun, definitely inspirational - thanks so much -regards Robbie.
  14. 02 Jul '08 15:45
    Not sure how anyone can see this as inspirational.This is a joke game, white was toying with black.Probably teaching black, i'm sure the white was sending messages to black explaining the position.A player 1300+ could not make such blunders.
  15. 02 Jul '08 15:46 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Xenpak
    Not sure how anyone can see this as inspirational.This is a joke game, white was toying with black.Probably teaching black, i'm sure the white was sending messages to black explaining the position.A player 1300+ could not make such blunders.
    It's strange how these educational games always are among the first 40 games the 'teacher' plays and after achieving his 2000+ rating he simply doesn't want to teach anymore.