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Favourite often-used excuse


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    CBA

    At the moment, I favour "I miscalculated". It implies that you did indeed calculate, but it just missed. Much better than "I couldn't be bothered thinking."

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    heinzie

    "I didn't notice the consequences of that particular check"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    heinzie

    "I played the opening like a 1600"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Wilbert_78

    The one I use most often is, Woops, didn't see that one coming. Followed closely by: this is not working out as I intended it to. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    CBA

    "I am trying to do too many things at once."

    That's a good one as it gives the impression that you have some sort of life outside of the interweb.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    heinzie

    "I slipped!"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    heinzie

    CBA wrote:

    "I am trying to do too many things at once."

    That's a good one as it gives the impression that you have some sort of life outside of the interweb.

    "I got an urgent phone call"

    "My girlfriend distracted me"

    "The baby was crying"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    CBA

    "Someone played my moves while I was in the toilet"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    heinzie

    Well, anything that refuses to confess the fact that you had no idea what your opponent was up to the entire game

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    CBA

    "I have just undergone a Vulcan memory wipe" ?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    knightspawn5

    I went to stir the Stew and the cat jumped on my key board,,,,

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    FirebrandX

    "Lucky for you I managed to blow a winning position"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    CBA

    knightspawn5 wrote:

    I went to stir the Stew and the cat jumped on my key board,,,,

    Pets - always good for an excuse. I tried to blame my dog's farts once but I don't think I got away with it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    CBA

    FirebrandX wrote:

    "Lucky for you I managed to blow a winning position"

    Yeah, I've always liked this one. It's not just the arrogance of assuming the winning position, but the idea that "managing" to blow it all is something of an achievement in itself.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    e4nf3

    "Too bad I ran out of time."

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    heinzie

    Also, anything that refuses to recognize the effort and skill involved on the other side of the board

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    knightspawn5

    Someone paid me to lose to you....  $25.00 dollars and a Cheese burger.  Otherwise, I would have won in 10 moves.......

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    kyska00

    It was a deep positional sacrifice that didn't quite pan out. Either that of Alien invaders were disrupting my brainwaves.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    bcoburn2

    I'm old.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    Kodfish

    If winning is what matters I respect the ones who fail.

    Not really an excuse but still something I like to say.


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