Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
Yeah, I thought about Bh6 but I had started to get worried. I felt my opponent was too quick to give up his rook and when he moved out the knight my Queen was immobilized. I was worried I might be getting sucked into a trap so I started thinking defensively.
" I felt my opponent was too quick to give up his rook."
Too quick to give up a Rook.
That was five moves - a lot of Rooks go in 4 moves.
Never underestimate an opponent is good advice.
But over-estimating an opponent can also be bad play.
You moved a develop piece twice in the opening chasing a harmless pawn.
You could have develop a piece threatening checkmate and
winning a Bishop with check.
Sorry to labour the point but bad habits have to be squished as
soon as they appear else they can take years to erase.
One skill you will develop as a chess player is determing the difference
between a trap and a blunder.
If your first thought was Bh6 then trust your instinct.