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Blunder of the Day


  • 14 months ago · Quote · #101

    LongIslandMark

    fx7165 wrote:

    Does anyone have anything?
     

    I have a few of them but they are games in progress, so can't post yet. Anyone else want to make fun of themselves or post something instructive or humorous?

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #102

    scorch1994

    Here's something!
    I played like a fool here (although so did my opponent). I was playing black.
     
  • 12 months ago · Quote · #103

    scorch1994

    Actually, I don't think Bxf6 does win the rook after Rxg7.....

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #104

    TheCunningMagician

    Check this blunder out!
  • 12 months ago · Quote · #105

    LongIslandMark

    @scorch1994 - thanks for the post - it was fun. You don't mention it but your opponent's 18.Nd7+ looks like a mistake, it lead to your Rook being trapped but you could have moved it away on move 16.

    And for what it's worth, I would have done something different after 8. Qg3 where you say "Attacking both pawns so I can only save one". I would have saved the pawn on g7, maybe 8... O-O, rather than let the Queen into your backyard. Thanks again.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #106

    InsanePlayer99

    TheCunningMagician wrote:
    Check this blunder out!
     

    Your greater blunder is, IMO not playing 18.Nh5 Kg8 19.Qg7#

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #107

    InsanePlayer99

    I guess it only shows how materialistic people are nowadays Yell

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #108

    falcogrine

    18. Nh5 f6 19. Nxf6 (to try and keep an edge) Qg7 0-1

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #109

    InsanePlayer99

    I see....I guess I missed f6. Thanks for pointing it out!

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #110

    machijv

    TheCunningMagician wrote:
    Check this blunder out!
     

    21.  Qh8 checkmate?

    I blunder a lot... I play goofy openings and it makes chess games blunder central.  Fun but frustrating. 

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #111

    scorch1994

    LongIslandMark wrote:

    @scorch1994 - thanks for the post - it was fun. You don't mention it but your opponent's 18.Nd7+ looks like a mistake, it lead to your Rook being trapped but you could have moved it away on move 16.

    And for what it's worth, I would have done something different after 8. Qg3 where you say "Attacking both pawns so I can only save one". I would have saved the pawn on g7, maybe 8... O-O, rather than let the Queen into your backyard. Thanks again.

    Yeah I wasn't really paying attention for most of the game and it really shows. Played horribly. But it's good to laugh at ourselves onec in a while, which is one of the reasons why I really like this thread. *insert thumbs up here*

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #112

    t_taylor

    here is my most recent game worthy of a blunder of the day award.

    this wasn't even a blitz game, it was 30 min!!

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #113

    TheCunningMagician

    Way to ressurect a thread! 30 mins is a blitz game, by the way! By FIDE anyways.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #114

    falcogrine

    That's surprising news to me! Neat, I didn't know that :)

    In any case, I assume taylor means 5 to 10 minute games.

     

    Amusingly, I play almost exclusively 1-minute or 75+ minute games (as well as far too many 3 day online games, I should really have less of those...)

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #115

    t_taylor

    On chess.com, 30 min and 15 min games are considered standard, not blitz. By the way, what is standard for FIDE? Is it 60\30, 90\30?

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #116

    LongIslandMark

    @t_taylor - thanks for posting a fun blunder.

    I think I would agree with you that 14.Qf5+ deserves a "?" since it got you into the mess. Instead of the blunder, it looks like 15. Qg6 was the only safe move - not sure where that would have gone for you - maybe somewhere.

    Normally I would question the earlier 8. Nb5 threatening the K/Q/R fork, only because I like to castle before initiating attacks (as a rule). But in this case, it might have worked out for you.

    It's late and I should be sleeping, but (as played) it looks like 10. d5 would have been good for you. The Black Queen then has no safe squares. If 10...Qxd5 11.Nxc7+ (the fork) winning the Queen. Not sure what the general chess maxim on this would be. Maybe "if your opponent makes a threat, one option is to make a bigger threat"

    Thanks again for the fun post.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #117

    marcelodce

    Hello. The 2 last blunder posted here are the blunders  of the YEAR. Please comment (: http://www.chess.com/blog/marcelodce/nightmare-blunders


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