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  1. 31 Jul '17 09:44
    Sometimes a blunder can actually help you winning a game. For example you miss an in-between move from your opponent that refutes a combination you calculated but he also fails to spot it. But here is a simpler example:
    In the following game I played as white. My 26th move was quite a bad mistake, but because of my opponent's bad move it actually eased my way towards winning the game.



    I wonder if you can also give some examples illustrating this.
  2. 31 Jul '17 10:55 / 2 edits
    My move was quite a bad mistake, but because of my opponent's bad move it actually eased my way towards winning the game.

    A perfect description of every game of chess I've ever won.


    Here is an example

    Move 28 was a mistake but my opponent gave it back with move 34

  3. 31 Jul '17 11:58
    Originally posted by @eladar
    My [b]move was quite a bad mistake, but because of my opponent's bad move it actually eased my way towards winning the game.

    A perfect description of every game of chess I've ever won.


    Here is an example

    Move 28 was a mistake but my opponent gave it back with move 34

    [pgn]1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nb8d7 3. d5 Ng8f6 4. Nb1c3 c6 5. dxc6 bxc6 6. Bc1d2 ...[text shortened]... c2 Qf1e2 33. Rd3d2 Qe2xf3 34. Kc2c1 Qf3xc3 35. Qb3xc3 Rc8xc3 36. Kc1b2 Rc3c8 37. Kb2b3 0-1[/pgn][/b]
    Thanks! You were so much better in this game that your move could be counted as a simplifying sacrifice I guess! Actually what I meant was a more continuous and forced sequence of moves.
  4. 31 Jul '17 12:44
    Originally posted by @laskerian
    Thanks! You were so much better in this game that your move could be counted as a simplifying sacrifice I guess! Actually what I meant was a more continuous and forced sequence of moves.
    Forced? I'm not to the point to where either my opponents or I can calculate forced moves. Even if my opponent can, I wouldn't realize it and simply think I lost due to bad luck.
  5. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    02 Aug '17 11:15
    "The winner is the one who makes the second to last mistake." -- Tartakower