Kingshill is correct a lot of games are abandoned after 4 to 5 moves
and there are some pretty awful blunders.
But there will be a chunk of games, like those I have just downloaded where
you skip through testing your inner eye to spot something.
Try it. Pluck any game at random.
If the game is long enough (more than 20 moves) you should see something.
I need a random game.
The thread number of this thread is 145652.
We take the first 4 digits and look at game 1456.
Mister Biggins - Tom Morrow
RHP Ch 2012 (game 1456)
(Another simple joy is looking at the crazy names. Tom Morrow!)
Black misses load of chances in his Kingside attack. He has a winner based on a pin.
Can you see it? It's a move he has a chance to play again and again.
When it is played it is far too late.
White takes over. Can you spot the Rook sac that forces Black to
give up his Queen? (again based on a pin.)
Then can you see the Black missed win in the ending? (worth the fee alone.)
(I could have built an entire blog around just this one game.) 🙂
Just go through the game a move at a time and wait for the 'hit'.
(you should get a few on the Black attack.) The Rook sac and the ending
are one movers. They should bounce out at you.
This sort of training you won't get from a DB of master games.
There the chances are not left on and the hits are spotted and played.
I could just post the 3 positions and say go for it.
No, this is Blunder Spotting
a much finer art. An aquired and required skill.
Anyone can play the winning move - but first you Must See
the winning move.
Such exercises build up your ability to see things.
OK flick through the game - what do you see?
(and have I missed something? I don't know, but I have found 3 hits
from a random game chosen based on the number of this thread.)
If you want to try it don't give the solutions: Just say all 3 or 2 out of 3 etc.