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  1. Donation legionnaire
    Free Thinker
    13 Apr '03 01:22
    To all of those who participated the 4 quickfire tournaments, I'd like to hear from you what you thought your dumbest mistakes were. The reason why I ask is because of the nature of the quickfire, people often makes moves in haste that they would never normally make in a regular RHP games, and I thought it might be amusing for all of us to compare our respective blunders.

    Anyway, I was in quickfire 3, and I'd say that probably my two dumbest mistakes were; 1) against Aquitane, in game #183422, move 14. QxB6????? next move, QxB6. 2) against fuzzyamp, essentially one move away from gaining a substantial material advantage and then allowing myself to be checkmated, game #183562, move 47... RxA1??? 48. Rh8+ (checkmate.)

    Anyone else?

    -mike
  2. 13 Apr '03 04:07
    My favorite was in #183617 against Mastrus, move 18 Qxh4???? I was down in material and had terrible position but I just threw away a queen because I wasn't paying attention.
  3. 13 Apr '03 19:45
    yup, i made a terrible bluder against Silver24 (#183554 move 15) when i gave my queen away for no apparent reason. and i am still haunted by that move........
  4. Standard member Varg
    Thinking...
    14 Apr '03 01:19
    Good idea for a thread.
    I was in Quick Fire 4.
    In #184429 against crusoe move 32 Qf2 was stupid - I wasn't that far behind and the position was drawish, but I un-defended the only loose pawn.
    And in #184427 against schweigi I moved the bishop defending the pawn on c2 on move 13, leaving the fork open for my Queen and Rook, then completely forgot to move the Queen!!! Total disaster.
  5. 14 Apr '03 05:18
    Originally posted by legionnaire
    To all of those who participated the 4 quickfire tournaments, I'd like to hear from you what you thought your dumbest mistakes were. The reason why I ask is because of the nature of the quickfire, people often makes moves in haste that they would never normally make in a regular RHP games, and I thought it might be amusing for all of us to compare our ...[text shortened]... be checkmated, game #183562, move 47... RxA1??? 48. Rh8+ (checkmate.)

    Anyone else?

    -mike
    So many, so hard to select one or two moves ?
  6. 14 Apr '03 05:48
    I'v made plenty, usely giveing away the queen or a rook
  7. Donation Luck
    TEA PARTY MEMBER
    14 Apr '03 07:21
    Originally posted by donnel
    yup, i made a terrible bluder against Silver24 (#183554 move 15) when i gave my queen away for no apparent reason. and i am still haunted by that move........
    That must have been a act of God. And rightfully so since you are always beating me up! So my son got a victory instead!
    LOL


    Harri
    a.k.a. Luck

    PS: Terrible Mistakes, I could right a book of them!
  8. Standard member godzillion
    (dandan)
    14 Apr '03 13:36
    Both of my games vs. legionnaire in QFIII are painful to revisit. I remember playing poorly in both, but wow!