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My 8th Game for my Club - my 3rd Loss...

Yep, today on Wed 25th January 2012, I played my first game on board 4 for my club, instead of board 5, faced a higher-rated opponent and lost. But I didn't just lose, I fell snap to a simple mate-in-1 on move 20...

Just to make it worse, the person who beat me was blind. Yes, BLIND!! He had bought a little wooden "peg" chess board with the dark squares indented, he made his moves by feeling over the pieces it was pretty amazing to watch to be honest! I can't say it put me off or was distracting having to read out my move aloud to him because it wasn't... I lost my game because I failed to miss the obvious. Enjoy the horror and have a good laugh! Laughing

 

So yeah, not a good start to playing on board 4... but as a team we lost 4-2 I think... they were a good team.

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    RonnieLewis

    Hi Sam

    I thought you might be interested in this link!!

    http://chess.eusa.ed.ac.uk/Chess/Trivia/chessmemory.html

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Might have to watch it, sounds good! Trust me, although I blundered the game away when I could have maybe forced a draw with accurate play (20.Qe1 needed lol), I have so much respect for my opponent, he's a talented man :)

  • 3 years ago

    jtt96

    'Knights of the South Bronx' is a great movie.

  • 3 years ago

    RonnieLewis

    I once saw a film, I think it was called 'Knights of the South Bronxs' or something along those lines, where a teacher taught his pupils to play chess as a way to encourage them to learn.  I believe it was based on a true story, but the point is, he got his pupils to visualise the board in their mind, a little like your opponent did.....Get my point...Human beings are capable of many great things!!!

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Cheers Ron appreciate it man, I always pick myself up from losses and learn from them, losing a game can sometimes remind me why I love chess!! :)

  • 3 years ago

    RonnieLewis

    If it is any consolation, you played a 'neat' game but just lost to a better player on the day, Chess really is a mind game, and respect to the victor, Blind, I cannot play that way with 20/20 vision!!

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