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I think it's safe to say that most of us - amateurs - don't really understand the game of chess. Our wins, losses, or draws are mostly due to blunders. Consider the following games.
The first one, I played with Black pieces and was definitely blundering and losing. However, my opponent blundered too, even more badly so, and I ended up winning the game.
The second game, I was still losing but was able to salvage a draw after my opponent made some critical mistakes in the endgame.
The third game, which I think I was winning, I blundered rather badly too, LOL! I think it was safe to resign at that point - judge yourself.
So what can we conclude from that? Well, we can conclude several things:
1) Don't be in a hurry to resign, even when you are losing. Nobody ever won or saved the game by resigning.
2) We shouldn't take chess very seriously - it's a game where most humans are very much prone to blunders either due to lack of knowledge or lack of talent.
3) If you want to be good at chess you really have to understand all aspects of the game. Hard work is necessary.
4) If you take chess games personally, and yet you don't improve, you better take up poker.
Have a good day, Y'all.
P.S. Edward Snowden looks like one of top chess Grandmasters. Guess who?
11/25/2015 - Cat And Mouse
by sharjil3105 8 minutes ago
Losing so many points in one game.
by PETERLENZ 13 minutes ago
U2200 or U2000
by AIM-AceMove 19 minutes ago
Share fun games here!
by ROUNAK-SARKAR 22 minutes ago
11/24/2015 - In The Middle
by ROUNAK-SARKAR 24 minutes ago
Stupid idiots who don't know when to resign?
by ROUNAK-SARKAR 25 minutes ago
Find your REAL ELO rating: ELOMETER.NET then post here the results
by losingmove 68 minutes ago
Viva LA French
by DMrFrost 76 minutes ago
A surprising comeback
by Elking138 78 minutes ago
Famer's Simul Exhib 08/12/2015 2am GMT
by famer 85 minutes ago
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