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Wow, that Burden game was just tragic (the poor guy). An apt last name if ever there was one. Presumably time trouble had a good deal to do with that outcome...anyway, I'd be switching to checkers pretty soon (and permanently) after a debacle like that.
I'm sure it was irritating. I would think though what really made the situation difficult to swallow, is that this "easy win" would not have been just a win, but a GM scalp, quite probably his first one!
Still, I don't think he should beat himself up too much; he should just admit to himself, he didn't approach the game in the right way, and just erase all of the problems that kept him from winning the game. I once lost a game where I won a whole piece against a class A player (I was a B player though), straight out of the opening, but I wanted the win to be too automatic, drifted with my play, my position getting incrementally worse, and eventually just collapsing.
But today, I feel totally fine about it. I know I approached that game incorrectly, but I learned from it and don't think it would happen again. Not to say I won't get swindled again, but it won't be because of me trying to take a vacation from finding a plan even after winning lots of material.
I wasn't speaking literally (good grief).
Ok, I wasn't sure. Of course I didn't think it was completely literal, that is, that you were suggesting he quit chess, but you still seemed to give the message that it would be a really tough problem to recover from. Just a small miscommunication, no big deal.
Anyway, that's how I generally feel about getting over those things.
If you think it's easy to beat a GM when they are down material, take a look at this game. Christiansen was rated about 2550 at the time, and Jim Burden was about 2150. Jim later went on to become a master.
good game, but here Burden played excellent chess at first then played like a patzer late on ;sorry for this but Houdini showes that Burden could mate on move 44 in 4 moves, and when you have a forced mate in 4 and you manage to lose then you must be playing like a patzer, additionally, white has spoiled over 8 mating opportunities in that match! let alone the blunders all over the place, what was the TC?
btw what a blunder that was by Christiansen! dropping the queen, that is much sounder than karpov's one
Good catch, FEDTEL! After the game, Jim did find the mate in four.
But I think it's really telling that none of the 1300 rated players here found it!
after the game is a bit too late.....
you defeated Christiansen!, can I see the game please?
Only if the 2700 dies at the board, otherwise NO!
FEDTEL, I don't post simul wins unless I'm the one giving the simul. It's not proper etiquette. I won due to a blunder. Nothing glamourous there.
Nothing wrong with posting simul wins... and advertising other guys' blunders - even GMs.
Alternative title for this thread: can a hamster beat a tiger in wrestling?
Of course he can! If he's trained in elementary hamsterial martial arts. He can just lodge itself in, you guessed it - the eye of the tiger!
The 2700 can suddenly have something in his eye, distracting him from the game. He'll politely ask the 1300 for a draw. The 1300 will determinedly say, NO! The 2700 will curse him, resign the game and look quickly for an eye doctor.
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Is there any chance that Vishy Anand can beat a 2700 rated player?
Hmmmm....... let me think.....
17 straight draws...
A 1300 rated player will NEVER defeat a Super GM 2700 in a normal game.
Show me such a result from a "normal" OTB game with sensible time controls and I will happily eat humble pie.
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it didn't happen doesn't mean it won't in the future.....
Didn't realise it was free until recently. Have just supplied Chess.com with info they need to update my details.
IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!
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