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  1. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    01 Nov '06 20:17
    Don't know whether something similar has been posted but please post some of those games that were completely obliterated by one silly little move...perhaps with an explanation of what you were thinking at the time

    Can't post yet because of the several games where I have indeed screwed up I'm still trying to survive them)
  2. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    01 Nov '06 21:12
    Game 2230976

    12.Ng6?? I was thinking about winning the exchange of course, but overlooked the obvious mating threat on f2.

    After that I thought perhaps I might get back in it by attacking his (trapped?) queen with my rooks and queen and/or getting an attack going on the king if the queen escaped--perhaps finding a way to sac a rook or two and get a draw by perpetual check with the queen. My opponent wasn't having any of it though. I thought he put on a nice display of defending the queen with his bishop.
  3. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    02 Nov '06 04:35
    Here's a good one. Game 2572073 Actually there's at least a couple gigantic blunders in this one, but missing the mate threat at the end was a killer. Funny thing is, I had seen it earlier and then forgot about it in my eagerness to push my attack. Sheesh.
  4. 02 Nov '06 08:55
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    Funny thing is, I had seen it earlier and then forgot about it in my eagerness to push my attack. Sheesh.
    I have done this - seeing a threat and then later, sometimes on the same move, forgetting about it - several times. I have become a little better at using my notebook lately.
  5. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    02 Nov '06 13:19 / 2 edits
    I'm on a roll so far made this one about an hour ago
    Game 2643279
    My reasoning?...wanted to dissolve some of the tension and figured I might get myself a pawn...spotted his mate *immediately* after submitting the move (and had been keeping em peeled earlier days beforehand) I should probably have moved my queen to g6 as I'd thought of before hand but decided that NxB was way better
  6. 02 Nov '06 13:24
    Originally posted by Agerg
    I'm on a roll so far made this one about an hour ago
    Game 2643279
    My reasoning?...wanted to dissolve some of the tension and figured I might get myself a pawn...spotted his mate *immediately* after submitting the move I should probably have moved my queen to g6 as I'd thought of before hand but decided that NxB was way better
    One of the things I check when I'm considering moves is how the lines (ranks, files or diagonals) that the piece is currently sitting on will be changed after I move it.

    If you had done that in this case you would have instantly realised that the critical a8-h1 diagonal would be opened up when you moved your knight.

    I also check the lines of the square the piece is moving to in case I'm blocking one of my pieces in (a bad thing) or restricting the scope of one of my opponent's pieces (a good thing).
  7. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    02 Nov '06 13:24
    My last move. Fancied playing Nd4 but forgot my previos move had been to protect my (now unprotected) N on f7 with his consequent forced mate.

    Saw it as I hovered over submit move but too late to stop it so resigned before he had a chance to embarrass me further.

    Game 2277051
  8. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    02 Nov '06 13:41
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    My last move. Fancied playing Nd4 but forgot my previos move had been to protect my (now unprotected) N on f7 with his consequent forced mate.

    Saw it as I hovered over submit move but too late to stop it so resigned before he had a chance to embarrass me further.

    Game 2277051
    Sometimes I think that there should be a fake submit button. Then we could press that one and get that burst of chess vision before it was too late!
  9. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    02 Nov '06 14:06 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    Sometimes I think that there should be a fake submit button. Then we could press that one and get that burst of chess vision before it was too late!
    hehe...yeah!...perhaps with a random (& unknown to the person that submitted) count-down such that by making that ahem... *winning move* you never fail to experience that gut wrenching feeling of shame and humiliation immediately afterwards
  10. 02 Nov '06 14:10
    Originally posted by Agerg
    hehe...yeah!...perhaps with a random (& unknown to the person that submitted) count-down such that by making that ahem... [b]*winning move* you never fail to experience that gut wrenching feeling of shame and humiliation immediately afterwards [/b]
    One way to get round this is to put in your notebook the move you intend to make. Look at the position again and then make the move after seeing the possible responses. Do this on every move, even ones where you think the move is "obvious". Surprising how many blunders it avoids.
  11. 02 Nov '06 16:57
    Originally posted by lausey
    One way to get round this is to put in your notebook the move you intend to make. Look at the position again and then make the move after seeing the possible responses. Do this on every move, even ones where you think the move is "obvious". Surprising how many blunders it avoids.
    I *JUST* started doing this because of the last game I lost... didn't realize his next move was a checkmate it was so sneaky.
  12. 02 Nov '06 18:12 / 1 edit
  13. 03 Nov '06 21:58
    Originally posted by Agerg
    Don't know whether something similar has been posted but please post some of those games that were completely obliterated by one silly little move...perhaps with an explanation of what you were thinking at the time

    Can't post yet because of the several games where I have indeed screwed up I'm still trying to survive them)
    If I had to post a game with a silly blunder, well... I'd have to post every game! :-D
  14. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    03 Nov '06 22:06
    Game 2436683

    As for what I was thinking ... apparently I was not.
  15. 03 Nov '06 22:46
    Here's one of my OTB gems

    White: Opponent (729)
    Black: Me(1231) (at the time)

    1.e4 c5
    2.Nc3 Nc6
    3. Bb5 Qc7
    4.Nd5 Qb6??
    5.Nxb6