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  1. 25 Mar '12 01:24
    Here is mine-it was an early Christmas present to a good friend.

    Game 9015401 I play as black.

  2. Standard member usmc7257
    semper fi
    25 Mar '12 04:09
    My worst blunder was trying to pass off a google image as myself. This brought the RHP microscope to me and the results were not good. I created other personas to defend myself, but just dug myself deeper into a hole... Oh wait that wasn't me
  3. 25 Mar '12 04:23
    Originally posted by Kings and Pawns
    Here is mine-it was an early Christmas present to a good friend.

    Game 9015401 I play as black.

    [pgn][Event "Challenge"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2012.01.23"] [EndDate "2012.03.24"] [Round "?"] [White "kingaroo"] [Black "Kings and Pawns"] [WhiteRating "2290"] [BlackRating "2407"] [WhiteElo "2290"] [BlackElo "2407"] [ ...[text shortened]... b4c5 20. Nd4b3 Bc5e7 21. g4 Bh5g6 22. Bc7xb6 axb6 23. Qd1xd5 1-0[/pgn]
    Looks like the kind of blunder you'd find in a speed game, how much time did you spend to find that gem? Did you just see it as an obvious recapture and decided not to use your usual "routine" before making the move.

    Perhaps you need a sticky note
  4. 25 Mar '12 04:31
    Originally posted by usmc7257
    My worst blunder was trying to pass off a google image as myself. This brought the RHP microscope to me and the results were not good. I created other personas to defend myself, but just dug myself deeper into a hole... Oh wait that wasn't me
    that's nothing to do with chess! but you really did that lol
  5. 25 Mar '12 04:31
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    Looks like the kind of blunder you'd find in a speed game, how much time did you spend to find that gem? Did you just see it as an obvious recapture and decided not to use your usual "routine" before making the move.

    Perhaps you need a sticky note
    Yes, I actually commented to my opponent, how simple moves like these were. A simple recapture perhaps yes, but wrong move order. I spent maybe 10 -15 seconds on this one. Hence the blunder. Although I was rather shocked at my own blindness to the obvious move.
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Mar '12 04:43
    Originally posted by Kings and Pawns
    Yes, I actually commented to my opponent, how simple moves like these were. A simple recapture perhaps yes, but wrong move order. I spent maybe 10 -15 seconds on this one. Hence the blunder. Although I was rather shocked at my own blindness to the obvious move.
    I have done this twice in the past month, both times because I deviated from my process and just "made a move"- in one case I had place the queen on the wrong square on my board at home, and then just made the move on site without looking again once more.

    Greenpawn34's Post It note idea has been very useful for me, but only when I actually look at it!
  7. 25 Mar '12 08:44 / 1 edit
    I am black and after my last move i resigned immediately!
  8. 25 Mar '12 09:12
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I am black and after my last move i resigned immediately!
    [pgn][Event "Clan challenge"] [Site "http://www.timeforchess.com"] [Date "2012.01.10"] [EndDate "2012.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "KevinH"] [Black "robbie carrobie"] [WhiteRating "1646"] [BlackRating "1646"] [WhiteElo "1646"] [BlackElo "1646"] [Result "1-0"] [GameId "8981260"] 1. e4 c5 2. Bf1 ...[text shortened]... d7 31. Rf1e1 Qd7e7 32. Kc1c2 Rb8d8 33. a3 Rd8b8 34. a4 Qe7d7 1-0[/pgn]
    and why did you do that?????????????????
  9. 25 Mar '12 09:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tim88
    and why did you do that?????????????????
    Sigh, i cannot say, lapse of concentration i guess. Or if you meant why did i resign,
    well Rxe5 and i am busted.
  10. 25 Mar '12 09:20
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Sigh, i cannot say, lapse of concentration i guess. Or if you meant why did i resign,
    well Rxe5 and i am busted.
    i thought cause of 35.Rxe5
    seems an absolute killer to me
  11. 25 Mar '12 09:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Wilfriedva
    i thought cause of 35.Rxe5
    seems an absolute killer to me
    it is an absolute killer! I was unsure what tim88 was asking , why did i play ...Qd7 or
    why did i resign,
  12. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    25 Mar '12 12:01 / 1 edit
    Rab8 was a classic, early Sunday morning hangover move. I have a couple other massive blunders but I catch them the moment after I have hit the submit button. I think it is something about the refresh of the page forces me to "see" the position fresh.
    This happens sometimes when I am doing tactics problems - looking away from the board for a couple seconds and then looking back again I just "see" the answer where before I couldn't. strange.

  13. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    25 Mar '12 13:48
    My worst blunder is starting to play chess
  14. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Mar '12 14:03
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    Rab8 was a classic, early Sunday morning hangover move. I have a couple other massive blunders but I catch them the moment after I have hit the submit button. I think it is something about the refresh of the page forces me to "see" the position fresh.
    This happens sometimes when I am doing tactics problems - looking away from the board for a couple seconds ...[text shortened]... . Ng1f3 Bc8g4 9. Bb5xc6 bxc6 10. Qd1e2 Ra8b8 11. Ne4xf6 1-0[/pgn]
    I have had the post-submit "What the #$%$# did I just do?" moment too many times! It's like a dream sequence on a TV show, where the screen shimmers, funny music plays, and then you suddenly see the board as it really is.

    In OTB, I once read a suggestion that it is sometimes good to get up and walk away from the board, especially when the character of the game has changed (transition to endgame, or significant material or pawn structure changes) and then come back, to help mentally adjust to the changing circumstances.

    "Clearing the cache", in modern terms.
  15. 25 Mar '12 14:18
    I don't blunder. Everything I do is sound..............sometimes I'm unlucky.

    Remember, it's only a blunder if you opponent spots it.