Originally posted by idioms27. black knight c2 check
I'm usually not much one for self flagellation but i think this game
takes the cake for worst blunder of the the year. I had a winning combination .. but not just ANY winning combination a fantastic, queen sacrificing, piece en pris killer combination.
Instead, so excited by the impeding revelation of my tactical prowess I jumped a ...[text shortened]... for your commiserations
I will leave the ACTUAL combination as an exercise for the reader
Originally posted by ckoh1965Pavlo87 gets in first but ckoh1965 gets a donut for style!
27. ... Nc2+!
28. Kb1 Na3+!
29. Ka1 (If 29. Kc1 Qc2++) Qb1+!
30. Rxb1 (forced) Nc2++
A wonderful smothered mate. But I can't remember whether Alekhine or Lasker introduced it. Hmmm... I really have to do some reading again soon.
Oops... someone beat me to it.
Originally posted by idiomsGee thanks..... now I just have to figure out a way to claim my donut so that I can eat it!.... hehehehe
Pavlo87 gets in first but ckoh1965 gets a donut for style!
I think it was Alekhine who got in first, Lasker did have a really famous example of it though
Originally posted by idiomsIt would have been a wonderful mate - and I wouldn't call one terrible blunder being "blown off the board" - or bored if you will.
Riiight .. because NOBODY above 1650 gets beaten by the English!!
Speaking of ye olde english .. it's board not bored
Originally posted by cmsMasterThanks mate
It would have been a wonderful mate - and I wouldn't call one terrible blunder being "blown off the board" - or bored if you will.
It happens, I've had some very awful blunders, mostly when I try to play fantastic and unsound sacrifices. :/
Originally posted by idiomsLet me help you feel better - there are multiples in here.
The worst part is .. it WAS sound! :'( oh the weeping, and the sobbing .. and of course the gnashing of teeth
Originally posted by cmsMasterOh my .. the final position alone is enough to make a grown man weep! I'm sure there is a consolidated "terrible blunders" thread some where in here where we can both find more solace
Let me help you feel better - there are multiples in here.
I practically needed counseling after this game.