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  1. 20 Mar '15 13:54


    On the 8th of March I posted what some are all the 'Move of the Year' Thread 163284

    I now present the OTB Blunder of the Year.

    Deimante Daulyte - Monika (Bobrowska) Socko
    2015 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship

    White to play.


    b6 is Checkmate. Instead White played Qa5+
    Black took the Queen and White resigned.

    I think even our RHP lads will have trouble topping this one.
  2. 20 Mar '15 14:23 / 3 edits
    Apparently she needed a draw to qualify for the next round and so went for a perpetual.

    Here is a picture of how she looked after 57. ... Qxa5
    http://tinyurl.com/mnc6tus
    (the 2007 refers to her rating - after this game FIDE held a special meeting and stripped her of nearly 400 rating points for bringing the game into disrepute).
  3. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    20 Mar '15 15:22
    Originally posted by Data Fly

    Here is a picture of how she looked after 57. ... Qxa5
    I prefer this one...

    http://tinyurl.com/ojku6d6
  4. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    20 Mar '15 18:40
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    Apparently she needed a draw to qualify for the next round and so went for a perpetual.

    Here is a picture of how she looked after 57. ... Qxa5
    http://tinyurl.com/mnc6tus
    (the 2007 refers to her rating - after this game FIDE held a special meeting and stripped her of nearly 400 rating points for bringing the game into disrepute).
    They didn't really do that did they? As blunders go it's pretty spectacular, just because it both misses mate and drops the queen, but I can dig games out by all the great names where they've done something dappy. This is Karpov - Christiansen, Wijk aan Zee, 1993:

  5. 21 Mar '15 02:50
    Originally posted by thaughbaer
    I prefer this one...

    http://tinyurl.com/ojku6d6
    or this:

    http://i.imgur.com/panBFOd.jpg
  6. 21 Mar '15 04:54
    It's the kind of thing you see in blitz.
    A player instead of mating in one hangs their Queen.

    I've found some RHP examples that come close.
    Sadly missing mate in one is not uncommon on here
    and neither is hanging a Queen but not together in
    the space of one move. But I'm sure I'll find one.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Mar '15 00:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]


    On the 8th of March I posted what some are all the 'Move of the Year' Thread 163284

    I now present the OTB Blunder of the Year.

    Deimante Daulyte - Monika (Bobrowska) Socko
    2015 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship

    White to play.

    [fen]3Q4/kb6/8/1P6/8/6P1/5P2/4qBK1 w - - 0 57[/fen]
    b6 is Checkmate. Instead Whit ...[text shortened]... nd White resigned.

    I think even our RHP lads will have trouble topping this one.
    [/b]
    If all she wanted was perpet, wouldn't Q-e4+ do it?

    BTW, when was the last time a GM won a match against a computer?
  8. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    22 Mar '15 18:21
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    If all she wanted was perpet, wouldn't Q-e4+ do it?

    BTW, when was the last time a GM won a match against a computer?
    Qe4 is illegal, Qd4 on the other hand:
  9. 23 Mar '15 21:18
    anyone look at 9.Nb3 in the blunder of the year game, looks like another blunder after ...c4 forking knight and bishop but its in fact a very brilliant and deep move.