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How to Lose a Game in 10 Moves or Less. Pt 4

How to Lose a Game in 10 Moves or Less. Pt 4

Jul 3, 2011, 12:00 AM 39,894 Reads 55 Comments Tactics

The first three parts of this article were devoted to the analysis of typical mistakes that cause opening disasters (and you would agree that it is a real disaster to lose a game in 10 moves or less!). Today you have a chance to demonstrate the knowledge that you have acquired by passing the opening disasters mega-test! In all the games we'll analyze today a titled player (a Master or a Grandmaster) made a terrible mistake and your goal is to punish the offender. If you cannot spot the winning shot, please refer to the theoretical part of this article (parts 1-3).  Please remember that you can always replay the whole game from the first move if you click "Solution" and then "Move list".  

Good luck!


Now let's count the results:
10 correct answers - you are a true tactical expert and chances are you'll never experience an opening catastrophe like in the games we just analyzed.
7-9 correct answers- you are not a spring chicken in chess. To further bullet-proof your chess (and particularly openings), pay more attention to forcing moves.
4-6 correct answers - you see simple threats but still miss some typical tactical patterns.
less then 4 correct answers - you need to work more on tactics.  Please re-read the first three parts of this article.
I hope you enjoyed the test!

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