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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    05 Jun '14 14:46
    No one has ever beaten me because of their chess skill. They have only beaten me from my mistakes. 😛
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Jun '14 15:24
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    No one has ever beaten me because of their chess skill. They have only beaten me from my mistakes. 😛
    Skill induces mistakes.

    There are also mistakes that are purely careless, in positions where one isn't under any real pressure. In that case, you are right. The opponent did not need any real skill to beat you.
  3. 07 Jun '14 01:56 / 1 edit
    HI RB.

    Your recently missed a chance here. Game 10601385 White agreed a draw.


    Why not play on with 35.exf5 he has to find and play 35...Rc6 else
    36.f6 and Rfg7+ and Rh8 mate.

    Even if he does find 35...Rc6 White is easily winning the ending.

    My guess he would have played 35...cxb3.

  4. 08 Jun '14 01:57 / 2 edits
    RBHill,
    Perhaps, you were only meaning your statement as something funny.


    Are you forgetting that when one person wins over another that it still takes knowledge and ability to play out a win? "Skill" is still needed to beat your opponent. Mistakes are not necessarily the downfall of the mistaken player. Your opponent has to take advantage of them too.

    Is there a saying that "the one who wins is the one who makes the next to last mistake?" Perhaps this saying means, that even winners make mistakes.
  5. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    08 Jun '14 06:34
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    HI RB.

    Your recently missed a chance here. Game 10601385 White agreed a draw.

    [fen]2r1r1k1/5R1R/7p/pp3p2/2p1P3/1P3P2/P1P3PP/6K1 w - - 0 35[/fen]
    Why not play on with 35.exf5 he has to find and play 35...Rc6 else
    36.f6 and Rfg7+ and Rh8 mate.

    Even if he does find 35...Rc6 White is easily winning the ending.

    My guess he would have playe ...[text shortened]... [BlackRating "1317"]
    [GameId "10601385"]

    35. exf5 cxb3 36. f6 b2 37. Rfg7+ Kf8 38. Rh8[/pgn]
    🙂🙁
  6. Subscriber PureRWandB
    CCC Club Leader
    11 Jun '14 01:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    No one has ever beaten me because of their chess skill. They have only beaten me from my mistakes. 😛
    RHHill,

    Sounds like you and I are cut from the same cloth.
    (We should play a game sometime soon 🙂
    My most common blunder is dropping a piece or two in games.
    I call that the PureRWandB Gambit - it's the gift that keeps on giving.

    See game below for a good example. 😕

  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    11 Jun '14 04:04
    Originally posted by PureRWandB
    RHHill,

    Sounds like you and I are cut from the same cloth.
    (We should play a game sometime soon 🙂
    My most common blunder is dropping a piece or two in games.
    I call that the [b]PureRWandB Gambit
    - it's the gift that keeps on giving.

    See game below for a good example. 😕

    [pgn][Event "Clan challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [ ...[text shortened]... 2xa5 Rf6g6 41. Bb5d7 h4 42. Rb6xe6 h3 43. Kg2f3 Qa3d3 44. Re2f2 Rc1f1 45. Qa5xd5 Qd3d1 0-1[/pgn][/b]
    I just played through the game.

    The horror ... the unspeakable, jaw-dropping horror. 😲

    No offense. 😛
  8. Subscriber PureRWandB
    CCC Club Leader
    12 Jun '14 04:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    I just played through the game.

    The horror ... the unspeakable, jaw-dropping horror. 😲

    No offense. 😛
    I know, right?!

    I could be wrong, but I think I had the advantage for most of the game.
    I made a few errors starting with not moving 43. Kxh3, then I should have followed up with RxR. But that series of moves leading to that nasty game-ending blunder = heartbreaker.
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    12 Jun '14 06:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by PureRWandB
    I know, right?!

    I could be wrong, but I think I had the advantage for most of the game.
    I made a few errors starting with not moving 43. Kxh3, then I should have followed up with RxR. But that series of moves leading to that nasty game-ending blunder = heartbreaker.
    9...Qh5 seems to win a piece. These kinds of opportunities pop up when pieces are put on bad squares, like the N on g4. If that N had to retreat from e5, it was better to put it on f3.

    Other than that, I don't see where there was a gambit in that opening. 🙂