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  1. 16 Jul '11 15:37 / 1 edit
    Show what you'd rather hide!
    Everyone always shows their best games.I'm sick of all that good chess 🙂
    One move blunders are welcome but even better is a series of poor decisions.

    Here's 2 of mine.
    kristjan-torten Game 8498317
    Everything's fine 'till around move 15 where I show a failure to understand the position,defend poor and end with a powerful blunder.
    Credit to kristjan who understood things far better.


    FastEddieB-tortenGame 8431914
    Falling into an opening trap.
  2. 16 Jul '11 16:15
    hey, evry nice idea for a thread. i will post some bad game, once i find time. very instructive when annotations are involved...
  3. 16 Jul '11 18:12 / 7 edits
    This game (Game 523392) is old and I don't remember the actual reasoning behind my moves. Looks funny though.

  4. Standard member vivify
    rain
    17 Jul '11 02:53 / 6 edits
    I was playing at work, and had my screen shrunk down so I couldn't get caught; thus, I couldn't see the whole board at once. This mistake caused my ranking to go down severly. Well, serves me right for playing games at work.


  5. 17 Jul '11 13:06
    This is me as black getting destroyed thanks to avoiding development.

  6. 17 Jul '11 18:16 / 1 edit
    Game 2809831



    Yeah, that was bad. To sum up my position at the end: King: exposed; rooks: going nowhere; minor pieces: unco-ordinated (the w-squared bishop should get particular mention here); pawns: useless.
  7. Standard member vivify
    rain
    17 Jul '11 23:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    This is me as black getting destroyed thanks to avoiding development.

    [pgn]
    [Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.timeforchess.com"]
    [Date "2009.11.09"]
    [EndDate "2009.12.11"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "National Master Dale"]
    [Black "VelvetEars"]
    [WhiteRating "1789"]
    [BlackRating "1821"]
    [WhiteElo "1789"]
    [BlackElo "1821"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId but for the sake of completeness...} 20. Pc7 Ke7 21. Pc8=N 1-0 [/pgn]
    Never thought I'd actually see that one rare time where it's better to promote to a knight, in a real game.
  8. 19 Jul '11 13:59
    Originally posted by untergang
    Game 2809831

    Yeah, that was bad. To sum up my position at the end: King: exposed; rooks: going nowhere; minor pieces: unco-ordinated (the w-squared bishop should get particular mention here); pawns: useless.
    I'd be more worried about being nearly a whole queen down...

    Richard
  9. 19 Jul '11 14:10
    Originally posted by vivify
    Never thought I'd actually see that one rare time where it's better to promote to a knight, in a real game.
    http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/ChessTutor/curio.zip
    contains seven knight promotions, each played by, presumably, professional players. I haven't checked whether each was necessary, but I presume so.

    http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/ChessTutor/minor.zip
    contains forty-something promotions to bishop or rook. Not nearly all of them are necessary. Trivial rook promotions are much easier to find than knight ones, for obvious reasons; I've even made one myself on this site.

    Richard
  10. 20 Jul '11 05:47 / 3 edits
    Blown away in 16 moves 🙂 I feel Nd4 was a bad move.


    Game 8490471
  11. 09 Sep '11 17:27
    Got mated in 13 moves, a new record for me in correspondence chess!

  12. 10 Sep '11 02:51
    That 3...Qe7 in the Latvian is now in the theorectical dustbin.
    I knew that when I got scudded in 15 or 16 moves with it OTB last time I tried it.
    I just had to try it.

    3...Nc6?! (possibly even riskier than 3....Qe7 )3..Qf6 is the move.

    Two pints you owe me. 🙂
  13. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    10 Sep '11 13:49
    Originally posted by vishyanand
    Blown away in 16 moves 🙂 I feel Nd4 was a bad move.


    Game 8490471[pgn][Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2011.06.13"]
    [EndDate "2011.06.25"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "vishyanand"]
    [Black "emperor31"]
    [WhiteRating "1638"]
    [BlackRating "1731"]
    [WhiteElo "1638"]
    [BlackElo "1731"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "8490471" ...[text shortened]... f2g3 {!! the point of Bf2} 15. Nc3xd5 Qd8h4 {!! The end} 0-1

    [/pgn]
    16.h3 seems hopeful 🙂
  14. 10 Sep '11 19:13
    When i was still trying to figure out how the horsey moved...

  15. 11 Sep '11 21:19
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That 3...Qe7 in the Latvian is now in the theorectical dustbin.
    I knew that when I got scudded in 15 or 16 moves with it OTB last time I tried it.
    I just had to try it.

    3...Nc6?! (possibly even riskier than 3....Qe7 )3..Qf6 is the move.

    Two pints you owe me. 🙂
    Can I send the pints in the post?

    I kind of realised 3...Qe7 wasn't working when after 7.Qh3 I couldn't see anywhere to go. Ah well, guess it's back to 3...Qf6 for me now.