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Henk
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Idiot!!

Post by Henk » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:51 pm

[d] 8/p7/4k1p1/3Np1P1/2p1Pn1P/2P5/P1K5/8 w - - 3 40

In this position I played Nf4??

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by Henk » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:18 pm

Even worse. Today I resigned in a won position. My opponent gave check with a bishop and I thought it was check mate. So I resigned.

But then it appeared that last move of my opponent was a blunder or a bluf for I could capture the undefended bishop with my rook.

So stupid.

Never trust your opponent. Especially if he is an acquaintance.

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by whereagles » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:59 am

From your description, you sound tired/exhausted. How about a good night sleep before game? That might help.

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by Henk » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:02 am

whereagles wrote:From your description, you sound tired/exhausted. How about a good night sleep before game? That might help.
Only excuse was that I was in a time trouble rush. So in a hurry that I didn't take time for final decision (but I was sure I was check mate.) Probably also too tired at the end of the game and evening.

Opponent had time trouble too but he is a table tennis player.

Physical condition is most important part of preparation.

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by Henk » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:14 pm

It was in this position my opponent played Be5 check mate (not). Last moves Rf1-f2 Kc2-c3

I overlooked my rook on h5. Focussing only on the king that could not move.

[d] 8/6k1/8/p1Pp3R/4p1B1/1PK1P1b1/1P3r2/8 b - - 4 39

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by Henk » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:36 pm

That's the problem with real life games: Chess board being too large. I remember a chess game where I and my opponent both overlooked QxQ capture from h5-a5. Both queens were undefended.

And how often do you loose a bishop on g5 by a queen giving check on a5.

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by whereagles » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:51 pm

pattern recognition works were geometry fails :D

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:45 pm

Henk wrote:Even worse. Today I resigned in a won position. My opponent gave check with a bishop and I thought it was check mate. So I resigned.

But then it appeared that last move of my opponent was a blunder or a bluf for I could capture the undefended bishop with my rook.

So stupid.

Never trust your opponent. Especially if he is an acquaintance.
you will never make a good poker player

btw., I never play knight endgames with SF, as it always seems to outperform there.

maybe just stick to pure pawn and queen endings, never play against an acquaintance, female, person wearing a yellow shirt, or a checkered one, etc., etc.

in that way, you might do much better.

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:49 pm

Henk wrote:That's the problem with real life games: Chess board being too large. I remember a chess game where I and my opponent both overlooked QxQ capture from h5-a5. Both queens were undefended.

And how often do you loose a bishop on g5 by a queen giving check on a5.
it is not only the size of the board, official FIDE colours are completely unbearable.

they have too few brown and too small a contrast.

your eyes get tired on the 2nd move.

I wonder how all top players play with such colours?

obviously, not making very great moves.

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Re: Idiot!!

Post by Henk » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:10 pm

Lyudmil Tsvetkov wrote:
Henk wrote:Even worse. Today I resigned in a won position. My opponent gave check with a bishop and I thought it was check mate. So I resigned.

But then it appeared that last move of my opponent was a blunder or a bluf for I could capture the undefended bishop with my rook.

So stupid.

Never trust your opponent. Especially if he is an acquaintance.
you will never make a good poker player

btw., I never play knight endgames with SF, as it always seems to outperform there.

maybe just stick to pure pawn and queen endings, never play against an acquaintance, female, person wearing a yellow shirt, or a checkered one, etc., etc.

in that way, you might do much better.
In real life you also have to watch out for illegal moves. Someone playing an illegal en passant move. It happened in a normal game with long time control. I didn't notice until I tried to analyse the game at home which wasn't possible because of that illegal move. I remember that during the game that move came as a surprise and it refuted my plan.


Better beware if you play against a friendly person. Especially if he wears discrete clothes like spies do.

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