Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Only Chess Forum

Only Chess Forum

  1. 07 Nov '06 03:42
    I'm usually not much one for self flagellation but i think this game

    Game 2646058

    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 ahead a move and simply .. lost my queen, and of course the game.

    I now open the thread for your commiserations

    I will leave the ACTUAL combination as an exercise for the reader
  2. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    07 Nov '06 03:48
    You shouldnt be 1650, when you get blown off the bored with an english opening, what can you do?
  3. 07 Nov '06 03:51
    Originally posted by idioms
    I'm usually not much one for self flagellation but i think this game

    Game 2646058

    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
    27. black knight c2 check
    28. white king b1

    28. black knight a3 double check/discovered check
    29. king a1

    29. queen b1 check
    30. rook takes queen

    30. knight c2 mate


    Yay i solved it! Am i right, am i right!!?? What do i win???
    I actually remember something similar to this from the reinfeld puzzle book that i've been studying lately that's probably the only reason i solved this one. Yeah it would've been a pretty cool win for you.

    Maybe next game.
  4. 07 Nov '06 03:55 / 1 edit
    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.
  5. 07 Nov '06 04:25
    Originally posted by ckoh1965
    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.
    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
  6. 07 Nov '06 04:29
    Originally posted by idioms
    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
    Gee thanks..... now I just have to figure out a way to claim my donut so that I can eat it!.... hehehehe
  7. 07 Nov '06 04:31
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    You shouldnt be 1650, when you get blown off the bored with an english opening, what can you do?
    Riiight .. because NOBODY above 1650 gets beaten by the English!!

    Speaking of ye olde english .. it's board not bored
  8. 07 Nov '06 04:32
    Originally posted by idioms
    Riiight .. because NOBODY above 1650 gets beaten by the English!!

    Speaking of ye olde english .. it's board not bored
    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. :/
  9. 07 Nov '06 04:32
    Originally posted by ckoh1965
    Gee thanks..... now I just have to figure out a way to claim my donut so that I can eat it!.... hehehehe
    Well .. i could give you a website address where you can collect a cookie .. will that do?
  10. 07 Nov '06 04:35
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    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. :/
    Thanks mate

    The worst part is .. it WAS sound! :'( oh the weeping, and the sobbing .. and of course the gnashing of teeth
  11. 07 Nov '06 04:40
    Originally posted by idioms
    Thanks mate

    The worst part is .. it WAS sound! :'( oh the weeping, and the sobbing .. and of course the gnashing of teeth
    Let me help you feel better - there are multiples in here.

    Game 2182570

    I practically needed counseling after this game.
  12. 07 Nov '06 05:04
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Let me help you feel better - there are multiples in here.

    Game 2182570

    I practically needed counseling after this game.
    Oh 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