Missed Tactic Results in Embarrassing Loss


Well here it is, round 4, I tried my best but lost in just 13 moves.

I played a move I thought won a pawn and was confident I would at least have a decent game after a string of losses.  One move later, I'm gone.


One very humiliating loss.  I now believe I need a coach or something...

Yes, my confidence is now destroyed!  Perfect timing since I am due to play a state-level player in the club championship this week as well.  

Bah!  Chess can be PAINFUL!!