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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.
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