I thought after 7 weeks the fun blunders would start to dry up and
I'd be left with a whole load of minor blunder games. But no, not yet.
And finding that position.
White to play.
One player (St40) spotted the winning of the a8 Rook and another player
(albinos) missed it.
I just knew by kicking off with that one I would have a good time doing that blog.
In non-Championship games that trick has been missed 18! times.
Including twice by snjortp Game 6786787
and Game 7397640
Who won one game and lost the other.
And twice by ZorrotheFox Game 7043552
and Game 7995955
(After shunning the win of a piece Zorro lost one game and drew the other.)
Yes indeed 1..Bxf3 is an excellent blitz trap. Good for OTB and CC chess as well.
Tubseller - Beton
Has an example from a setting with Tanks on the Rank.
Black played 21...Rd1+ 22.Rf1 dis ch. 1-0.
Back here in your game:
Black played 27...Bb5.
You say: "not sure the point of this move..."
It has all the makings of a mouse slip. Possibly going for 27...Ba4+.
That is the trouble with looking at Blitz games. (I very rarely do, especially any over 20 moves.).
So much gets missed, Mouse slips and perhaps as in the above game
there is no 3 fold rep checker. We don't know the state of the clocks which
is what blitz is all about and can explain 90% of the decisions.
The Black Rooks (Tanks) can draw...
...he just keeps a Rook on d2 and keeps checking with the other.
(Although ...a6 and as Black I'd be going for a win knowing the draw is always there.)
I don't look at Blitz games?
I enjoy playing blitz but the result really means nothing. It's a lottery.
I'm up for posting them if there is an opening trap or a smashing tactic.
I skim through a few but have rarely been grabbed. The 'other' influences which
I mentioned above come into play.
I can have a good stab at explaining why a player makes a blunder in a normal game.
In the first diagram.
The move 7.Qd5 was missed because White has already made two moves with this Queen.
Most players know too many Queen moves in the opening can be fatal.
The thought of making another two Queen moves never twigs.
That is why good players spot this shot (St40) and so do less experienced players.
(a little knowledge is sometimes worse than none at all).
Like gbjmaes (1400). He saw it Game 6989473
. albinos (1950) missed it.
The most famous blitz game in chess history is 100 years old.
Lasker - Thomas, London 1912.
Next comes a Korchnoi - Fischer game that still finds it's way into opening
books on the KID. ( 😕 )
But now I am ranting and people will now stop posting blitz games.
I cannot win. Do what you want and post what you want.
I do. 🙂