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People who think they were winning every game!


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #21

    varelse1

    Of course, there have been a couple times Houdini tried to tell me I was winning against that master as well.

    Must be some conspiracy, to stop me from improving.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #22

    ShyamGopal

    I hate it,Sad thing is it happens the most in OTB.Wherever you go whenever you go first thing u hear is I should have won this game but............... and I stop listening

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #23

    EN-mapquestboy

    Likhit1 wrote:

    I've seen a lot of people say"Oh,I was completely winning but made a silly error and managed to lose'' and similar stuff when they hadn't even equalised in the game!This really annoys me a lot.Just get over the fact that you were not winning,you made a lot of mistakes and try to improve on them instead of making stories about how u were completely winning against a person rated 300-400 points above you.Have any of you guys heard thiis?If so,then what are your opinions about it?

    I faced a guy called dh888. He was the biggest trsh talker. And then I won.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #24

    nimzovitch2013

    Just tell em that maybe they should think about just getting worse positions so that their opponents will lose the won game. Choose openings that will place them into a worse middlegame, and the opponents into a better middlegame. Wink

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #25

    Likhit1

    EN-mapquestboy wrote:
    Likhit1 wrote:

    I've seen a lot of people say"Oh,I was completely winning but made a silly error and managed to lose'' and similar stuff when they hadn't even equalised in the game!This really annoys me a lot.Just get over the fact that you were not winning,you made a lot of mistakes and try to improve on them instead of making stories about how u were completely winning against a person rated 300-400 points above you.Have any of you guys heard thiis?If so,then what are your opinions about it?

    I faced a guy called dh888. He was the biggest trsh talker. And then I won.

    Has nothing to do with this thread.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #26

    InfiniteFlash

    When you get your butt handed to you for the MOST (90% or more) of the game (there are exceptions), you deserve to have a boomerang whipped at you if you said "I was winning", because why didn't you win then?

    Oh it is because you suck more than your opponent.

    Having that much stubborness is a bit excessive, even for me. I am pretty stubborn, but having a slight advantage in the opening, and then getting outplayed for the rest of the game, should really teach you something...that your positional chess needs addressing...and perhaps your behavior if you reiterate your stupid comment that you were winning. 

    My teacher is the most stubborn mule, so I have to deal with stuff like this, but he is the best case scenario of this where he eventually admits he was worse, or even lost...imagine dealing with an opponent like this where they are a bull.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #27

    _36darshan--

    I was once in a winning position against a 1908 FIDE guy but made 1 big blunder and lost. I felt like I was winning.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #28

    Likhit1

    Randomemory wrote:

    When you get your butt handed to you for the entire game (there are exceptions), you deserve to have a boomerang whipped at you if you said "I was winning", because why didn't you win then?

    Oh it is because you suck more than your opponent.

    Having that much stubborness is a bit excessive, even for me. I am pretty stubborn, but having a slight advantage in the opening, and then getting outplayed for the rest of the game, should really teach you something...that your positional chess needs addressing...and perhaps your behavior if you reiterate your stupid comment that you were winning. 

    My teacher is the most stubborn mule, so I have to deal with stuff like this, but he is the best case scenario of this...imagine dealing with an opponent like this.

    I've dealt with many such opponents.Sometimes when my younger opponents lose against me,they are all upset an go cryin about how completely they were dominating me and a slight slip led to their downfall while they were not even close.It annoys the shit out of me.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #29

    jakefusaro

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #30

    _36darshan--

    lol

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #31

    JM3000

    In a club level many times the game switch the advantatge to one side to other side and switch again. In many games in a specific moment you can obtain advantatge, small advantatge or equality.

    If you are lucky with the false argument: my position was better/equal/good/one paws up/etc probably you have a "point" to hold. However this isn't the way for improve.   (when I say you I don't refer to any guy)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #32

    losingmove

    baddogno wrote:

    Yeah, that's one of IM Danny Rensch's pet peeves also.  "Dude, like I was totally winning, and then this one bad move".  You can hear that after every tournament and 99.99% of the time it's total nonsense.  Losing moves come from losing positions.  

    Not always. Sometimes it's true. You clinch defeat from the jaws of victory. Look at my most recent loss vs '7levels' :)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #33

    mmuurrii

    Likhit1 wrote:
    linuxblue1 wrote:

    Maybe these people are relatives of the Iraqi foreign minster who said that they were winning the war when the US et al invaded.

    lol

    Yes, ....sort of like "W", and the "Mission Accomplished" boner.  Didn't that war go on for another ten years before the US "won" ?  Or, was that Afganistan?  Only the US Military knows for sure.

    Anybody got any "freedom fries"?    

    Woooooe, there goes a drone....

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #34

    graciechess_mania

    um.... sometimes it is that you just slip the chance of your win....

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #35

    LongIslandMark

    While it's true you could have been winning and blundered it, to the griping when players say "I was winning...." I'm guessing it's more like "if my opponent didn't play so well I would have won".

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #36

    mmuurrii

    LongIslandMark wrote:

    While it's true you could have been winning and blundered it, to the griping when players say "I was winning...." I'm guessing it's more like "if my opponent didn't play so well I would have won".

    .....hmmmm.    Yes, and if my momma had ballls, she'd be my daddy.  ? ?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #37

    chesspartha

    people do this for a good reason:so that they can excuse themselves(not others) and not to give themselves up.I should agree it is wrong but atleast it is good to say something good about the game.it makes them psychologically stronger but does not improve the game.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #38

    patzermike

    It is natural enough for amateurs to slightly overrate their positions. Not out of false optimism, but simply out of incorrect evaluation. After all I seek a certain configuration because I think, rightly or wrongly, that it favors me. I am more likely to get the position if my opponent disagrees with my judgement and hence doesn't try to prevent it.
  • 6 months ago · Quote · #39

    Ronald_Aprianto

    jakefusaro wrote:
     

    gg


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