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  1. 27 Jul '17 10:19 / 1 edit
    Just wanted to share something to cause some "Schadenfreude".
    I was mentally drained yesterday and made some bad moves, but this one is just the icing on the cake.

    My thought process:

    Well... let's just develop my bishop and put a rook on b8...what about f6?...No the bishop it is...Maybe I should first put the rook to see where his queen is going to...the next 5 seconds:
    submit gloriously -> facepalm -> resign gloriously
    Game 12289600
  2. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    27 Jul '17 11:11
    Happens to all of us. Join the club.
  3. 27 Jul '17 14:29 / 2 edits
    I think the big mistake here was resigning. The guy is rated 1300, there's a good chance he will blunder too.

    Take a look at this game your opponent played just a few months ago Game 12220537
  4. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    27 Jul '17 15:01
    You got a draw against @Aspasia so you ain't bad!

    Only advice, double check everything before clicking submit... no need for eagerness.
  5. 27 Jul '17 15:27
    We all get careless. At those times, I'm just glad I didn't become an airline pilot.
  6. 27 Jul '17 15:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @knightstalker47
    I think the big mistake here was resigning. The guy is rated 1300, there's a good chance he will blunder too.

    Take a look at this game your opponent played just a few months ago Game 12220537


    You're completely right. But somehow I don't like playing chess after such an outrageous blunder, hoping my opponent blunders too.
    Actually I didn't respect my opponent's chess ability and blitzed my move. Maybe losing the game in such an embarrassing way was a very good punishment for my arrogant attitude.
  7. 27 Jul '17 15:41
    Originally posted by @64squaresofpain
    You got a draw against @Aspasia so you ain't bad!

    Only advice, double check everything before clicking submit... no need for eagerness.
    That's a very good advice, I almost always do blunder-check my moves, but as I said I was mentally exhausted yesterday and in addition I was somewhat arrogant in this game.
  8. 27 Jul '17 16:03
    And the old advice 'connect your Rooks' becomes painfully clear. 🙁
  9. 27 Jul '17 16:47 / 1 edit
    https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess/play-chess.php?gameid=12306469&cbqsid=662

    Similar thing for me recently, but I blame it on trying to make a move while listening to my wife going on and on about something.

    I played my king one move early.
  10. Subscriber ogb
    27 Jul '17 17:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @knightstalker47
    [b]I think the big mistake here was resigning. The guy is rated 1300, there's a good chance he will blunder too.
    It's isn't over till it's over
  11. Subscriber lemondrop
    The Art of War
    27 Jul '17 18:47
    Originally posted by @laskerian
    Just wanted to share something to cause some "Schadenfreude".
    I was mentally drained yesterday and made some bad moves, but this one is just the icing on the cake.

    My thought process:

    Well... let's just develop my bishop and put a rook on b8...what about f6?...No the bishop it is...Maybe I should first put the rook to see where his queen is going ...[text shortened]... ...the next 5 seconds:
    submit gloriously -> facepalm -> resign gloriously
    Game 12289600
    big deal
    you blundered
    congratulate your opponent
    no need for the silly excuse that you were mentally drained
  12. 27 Jul '17 19:29
    Originally posted by @eladar
    https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess/play-chess.php?gameid=12306469&cbqsid=662

    Similar thing for me recently, but I blame it on trying to make a move while listening to my wife going on and on about something.

    I played my king one move early.
    yeah, this happens when you change the move order at the last moment without thinking.
  13. 27 Jul '17 21:04
    Originally posted by @laskerian
    yeah, this happens when you change the move order at the last moment without thinking.
    Chess is played on a razor's edge, or a house of cards. At least thats how it feels to me.
  14. 27 Jul '17 21:15
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Chess is played on a razor's edge, or a house of cards. At least thats how it feels to me.
    Beautiful analogy. Also the razor gets sharper and sharper as you're improving.
  15. 28 Jul '17 19:26
    Originally posted by @laskerian
    Originally posted by @knightstalker47
    [b]I think the big mistake here was resigning. The guy is rated 1300, there's a good chance he will blunder too.

    Take a look at this game your opponent played just a few months ago Game 12220537


    You're completely right. But somehow I don't like playing chess after such an outrageous blunder, h ...[text shortened]... losing the game in such an embarrassing way was a very good punishment for my arrogant attitude.[/b]
    I am that way too. Being too arrogant will get you every time.