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Blunders or why quit playing chess

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:33 am
by Henk
Encountered this position recently in a slow game. Cost maybe 50 euro. Only saving me one hour.
Guess the blunder.

[d] 8/8/5k1p/p7/P3RKPP/1r6/8/8 b - - 0 54

Re: Blunders or why quit playing chess

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:48 am
by Henk
Ok I played Rb4. Don't know if position is won for white if I had played a normal move.

Re: Blunders or why quit playing chess

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:47 pm
by Henk
Earlier in the game I played h6?? instead of Rf7.
After Rf7, Rf7 blacks king can go to h4 and draw. Same holds for Rd2.

[d] 5r2/5Pkp/p7/8/p5P1/P2p2KP/1P3R2/8 b - - 3 45

Re: Blunders or why quit playing chess

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:08 pm
by Look
Henk wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Earlier in the game I played h6?? instead of Rf7.
After Rf7, Rf7 blacks king can go to h4 and draw. Same holds for Rd2.

[d] 5r2/5Pkp/p7/8/p5P1/P2p2KP/1P3R2/8 b - - 3 45
The move 45 ... h6 seems to me a wasted tempo.

Re: Blunders or why quit playing chess

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:32 pm
by Henk
Look wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Henk wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Earlier in the game I played h6?? instead of Rf7.
After Rf7, Rf7 blacks king can go to h4 and draw. Same holds for Rd2.

[d] 5r2/5Pkp/p7/8/p5P1/P2p2KP/1P3R2/8 b - - 3 45
The move 45 ... h6 seems to me a wasted tempo.
I remember I was even thinking I was in zugzwang.

Re: Blunders or why quit playing chess

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:01 pm
by Look
Henk wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Look wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Henk wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Earlier in the game I played h6?? instead of Rf7.
After Rf7, Rf7 blacks king can go to h4 and draw. Same holds for Rd2.

[d] 5r2/5Pkp/p7/8/p5P1/P2p2KP/1P3R2/8 b - - 3 45
The move 45 ... h6 seems to me a wasted tempo.
I remember I was even thinking I was in zugzwang.
You should not have been afraid of pawn EG in case of rooks exchange:


Re: Blunders or why quit playing chess

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:22 am
by Henk
Why didn't I play d5 on first move?
Because someone told me some years ago Nf6 was best move.
So never listen to cheap advice for they usually tell you half of the story or you forget half of the story.

21. Bg5?? I remember I overlooked f6. That's why I should quit playing chess.

So I made at least three blunders in this game.

My opponent did not play 'flawless' too. 26. Ng8??