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  1. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    07 Jan '06 15:58
    God, how I LOVE comeback wins. Recovering after blunders is special.

    And this is right up there with the best. Three pieces down, and...

    Game 1687933

    Post your own favourites!
  2. 07 Jan '06 17:11
    Originally posted by orfeo
    God, how I LOVE comeback wins. Recovering after blunders is special.

    And this is right up there with the best. Three pieces down, and...

    Game 1687933

    Post your own favourites!
    With all due respect, Sir.... I haven't even bothered to look at the game, but if you have won with 3 pieces down then, obviously, someone must have been sleeping at the board
  3. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    07 Jan '06 17:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sevenstar
    With all due respect, Sir.... I haven't even bothered to look at the game, but if you have won with 3 pieces down then, obviously, someone must have been sleeping at the board
    We were pretty evenly matched, and we BOTH made blunders. I'm not suggesting otherwise.

    I just made mine earlier.

    edit: looking again, it's probably more accurate to say 2 pieces down. 3 was only for a moment.
  4. 07 Jan '06 17:20
    I've seen a lot of players almost mechanically perform the a2 pawn snatch as he did with 21...Qxa2. I can't for the life of me see what follow-up he had planned.
  5. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    07 Jan '06 18:02
    An excellent example of lack of tactical acumen
  6. 07 Jan '06 19:06
    Good work sticking it out.
  7. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    08 Jan '06 06:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Chesswick
    I've seen a lot of players almost mechanically perform the a2 pawn snatch as he did with 21...Qxa2. I can't for the life of me see what follow-up he had planned.
    Well, to be fair to him, I think if I'd done any OTHER move 22, Qa1 was mate or something else would have been.
  8. 08 Jan '06 06:58 / 1 edit
    WOW, that's incredibly bad play from your opponent. He was up a queen, and a minor piece to your extra two pawns and with a much more active position at that. (An advantage of over 10 points) How he managed to lose that is almost beyond comprehension. I would definitely have resigned, even a 1000 player should win that position, let alone a 1300 player.

    Good job, though it was not a win from a fantastic sacrifice or combination, it was just your opponent's major blunder.
  9. Standard member Weadley
    NONE
    09 Jan '06 17:25
    Its not about who blunders first (1700 or below) its about who blunders last.
  10. 09 Jan '06 18:47 / 1 edit
    That was a terible play by white, missing a combination early in the game. I agree, this game shows a lack of tactical acumen.

    Although you did win, it was still terrible play.
  11. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    11 Jan '06 08:24
    Originally posted by Samdogg
    That was a terible play by white, missing a combination early in the game. I agree, this game shows a lack of tactical acumen.

    Although you did win, it was still terrible play.
    Sigh.

    I KNOW it was bad, okay? That's why getting OUT of it was so satisfying!
  12. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    12 Jan '06 04:38
    Originally posted by orfeo
    God, how I LOVE comeback wins. Recovering after blunders is special.

    And this is right up there with the best. Three pieces down, and...

    Game 1687933

    Post your own favourites!
    To be honest, i am quite shocked that you gave up so much material so easily but the combination at the end is something qiute special. The fact your opponent could have simply just defended his king for a couple of moves and win easily is not relevant as they were obviously spending about 3 seconds on each move by that point, assuming it would win itself. Combacks through negligence are even more special, i have a game like that going at the moment against a 1300ish player. I should have lost my Queen about 8 times already but my opponent can't find the right move order. It's a funny old game
  13. 12 Jan '06 08:22
    Originally posted by orfeo
    God, how I LOVE comeback wins. Recovering after blunders is special.

    And this is right up there with the best. Three pieces down, and...

    Game 1687933
    yep. typical game between beginners. blunder after blunder.
  14. 12 Jan '06 17:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    WOW, that's incredibly bad play from your opponent. He was up a queen, and a minor piece to your extra two pawns and with a much more active position at that. (An advantage of over 10 points) How he managed to lose that is almost beyond comprehension. I would definitely have resigned, even a 1000 player should win that position, let alone a 1300 player.
    ...[text shortened]... ot a win from a fantastic sacrifice or combination, it was just your opponent's major blunder.
    Actually I have decided to be more tenacious and make opponents demonstrate their win (OTB) and it has paid off. I was playing a 15 min SD game at my club last night when I dropped a knight on about the 7th move. From there I proceeded with a plan to achieve superior piece activity, won back the knight, then won another knight. My opponent has a 1500 rating.

    Edit: That said, the same thing should not happen in correspondence chess.
  15. 22 Apr '06 05:14 / 1 edit
    I thought I would revive this thread and post my best comeback game. Material was even the whole game, but despite this. I lost positionally. Hiarcs evaluated White as being up 2.5 pawns at one point. Here it is, it's no masterpiece, but enjoy:

    [Event "Friendly Game, 15m + 20s"]
    [Site "Main Playing Hall"]
    [Date "2006.04.21"]
    [White "Embassador"]
    [Black "Exigentsky"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B90"]
    [WhiteElo "1852"]
    [BlackElo "1954"]
    [PlyCount "114"]
    [EventDate "2006.04.21"]
    [TimeControl "900+20"]

    1. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 2. e4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} d6 {
    [%emt 0:00:04]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. Nxd4 {
    [%emt 0:00:02]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 5. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:02]
    } 6. a4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:49]} 7. Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} g6 {
    [%emt 0:00:34]} 8. a5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 9. Be3 {
    [%emt 0:00:05]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:12]} 10. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Be6 {
    [%emt 0:00:10]} 11. Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 12. O-O {
    [%emt 0:02:20]} Rfc8 {[%emt 0:00:49]} 13. Nd4 {[%emt 0:01:44]} Nxd4 {
    [%emt 0:00:55]} 14. Bxd4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Ng4 {[%emt 0:02:49]} 15. Bxg7 {
    [%emt 0:01:43]} Kxg7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 16. Qd4+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kg8 {
    [%emt 0:00:54]} 17. f4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Nh6 {[%emt 0:04:49]} 18. Na4 {
    [%emt 0:01:39]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:01:15]} 19. c3 {[%emt 0:01:12]} Rc7 {
    [%emt 0:01:32]} 20. Bf3 {[%emt 0:02:37]} Qb5 {[%emt 0:00:40]} 21. Rf2 {
    [%emt 0:00:55]} Bb3 {[%emt 0:01:21]} 22. Nb6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Rf8 {
    [%emt 0:00:11]} 23. Ra3 {[%emt 0:03:44]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 24. b4 {
    [%emt 0:00:39]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 25. e5 {[%emt 0:00:20]} dxe5 {
    [%emt 0:00:37]} 26. fxe5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Nf7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 27. Re2 {
    [%emt 0:00:13]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 28. Qe3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Bc4 {
    [%emt 0:00:43]} 29. Nxc4 {[%emt 0:00:58]} Qxc4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 30. Rd2 {
    [%emt 0:00:30]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 31. Be2 {[%emt 0:01:50]} Qc6 {
    [%emt 0:00:40]} 32. c4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Rxd2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 33. Qxd2 {
    [%emt 0:00:07]} Nxe5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 34. c5 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Rd7 {
    [%emt 0:00:54]} 35. Qe3 {[%emt 0:00:39]} Qd5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 36. Ra1 {
    [%emt 0:00:30]} Qd4 {[%emt 0:01:05]} 37. Qxd4 {[%emt 0:00:27]} Rxd4 {
    [%emt 0:00:01]} 38. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 39. b5 {
    [%emt 0:00:08]} axb5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 40. Rxb5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Ra4 {
    [%emt 0:00:50]} 41. Rxb7 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Rxa5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 42. Bb5 {
    [%emt 0:00:19]} Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 43. Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:59]} Rxc5 {
    [%emt 0:00:15]} 44. Rb4 {[%emt 0:00:38]} Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 45. Ba4 {
    [%emt 0:00:21]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 46. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kg7 {
    [%emt 0:00:15]} 47. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Rc5 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 48. g4 {
    [%emt 0:01:12]} Nc2+ {[%emt 0:00:26]} 49. Bxc2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rxc2 {
    [%emt 0:00:01]} 50. Rb7+ {[%emt 0:00:20]} Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 51. g5+ {
    [%emt 0:00:34]} Kxg5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 52. Rxh7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} f4+ {
    [%emt 0:00:07]} 53. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rc3+ {[%emt 0:00:51]} 54. Ke4 {
    [%emt 0:00:40]} Re3+ {[%emt 0:00:52]} 55. Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} f3 {
    [%emt 0:00:05]} 56. Rf7 {[%emt 0:00:21]} e4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 57. Kd4 {
    [%emt 0:00:19]} Re2 {
    Embassador gibt auf (Lag: Av=0.33s, max=0.6s) [%emt 0:00:30]} 0-1