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I thought I'd grown up.  I thought I was over this kind of thing.  


  • 16 months ago


    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? 

  • 23 months ago


    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. 

  • 2 years ago


    You're winning for sure, actually, until you played Bxa6. Here's a couple lines:

  • 3 years ago


    "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.

  • 3 years ago


    it happens to me more often than i'd like too.

  • 3 years ago


    yes, i know the feeling, but......

    "lo bueno, si breve, dos veces bueno; lo malo, si poco, no tan malo"SmileLaughingWink

  • 3 years ago


    mates of first rank are always painfull but can occur in blitz games !

  • 3 years ago


    oh, that's so devastating! was it a blitz game?

  • 3 years ago


    18. Qxh7 1-0

  • 3 years ago


    thank you batgirl.  that should have been after 18. Bxa6

    Anthony, I appreciate you sharing that.  Ouch.  

  • 3 years ago


    It happens to us all.


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  • 3 years ago


    "This is when I realized I'm an idiot and started shaking like a baby, holding myself, trembling."

    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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