10969 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
If that was a blitz game I'd be afraid to play against you, because your moves were sharp as a razorblade until move 18. Unlucky and very upsetting, every time it happens, no doubt about that. But let me ask, did you or did you not run low on time at that point?
great comments. thanks oldchessdog. that would have been a much smarter continuation...I wasn't looking at my opponent's threats at all. It's a weakness I have - forgetting the opponent can slip into an opportunity. It's a personality glitch.
You're winning for sure, actually, until you played Bxa6. Here's a couple lines:
"This is when I realized I'm an idiot and started shaking like a baby, holding myself, trembling."
Beautiful game! Sharp as a tack! But there doesn't appear to be anything to worry about on move 17. A calm c3, and black's fortunes are reversed. He has a little initiative, but not much else.
it happens to me more often than i'd like too.
yes, i know the feeling, but......
"lo bueno, si breve, dos veces bueno; lo malo, si poco, no tan malo"
mates of first rank are always painfull but can occur in blitz games !
oh, that's so devastating! was it a blitz game?
18. Qxh7 1-0
thank you batgirl. that should have been after 18. Bxa6
Anthony, I appreciate you sharing that. Ouch.
It happens to us all.
That comment follows 17 ...Ba6. I don't understand, since you were completely winning at that point. It's only after the unforced 18. Bxa6 that the game is lost. Good game up till then.
View complete profile
Shoot me. Shoot me now.
by AfafBouardi 2 years ago
Blitzkrieg and Pawn Endings
by AfafBouardi 4 years ago
Scots en prise.
A Mélange: Why the Italian and other personal updates...
Whipping the Kalashnikov with a wooden spoon!
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!