Chess is Fun!
Normally I'd talk about the accuracy of chess games, but here we play in true 19th-century style and play the moves we want! Without further ado, here's the game (analyzed by chess.com):
Granted, we all miscalculate and err; but there are also psychological errors. How fitting for the Frankenstein-Dracula opening! Rowson describes symptoms of the seven deadly chess sins:
- Thinking - confusion, pattern limitations, lack of faith in intuition, 'bureaucracy'
- Blinking - missing key moments, lack of 'trend sensitivity' and 'moment sensitivity'
- Wanting - attachment to results, carelessness, chalking it up, expectation
- Materialism - misevaluating, lack of dynamism, oversights
- Egoism - 'forgetting' the opponent, fear, impracticality
- Perfectionism - Time-trouble, 'jam lust', 'moralizing', 'copy-cat crime'
- Looseness - 'losing the plot', drifting, 'neural hijackings', 'tension transference'
and as I'd define them:
- Thinking - logical errors
- Blinking - sensory errors
- Wanting - overambition errors
- Materialism - flexibility errors
- Egoism - desire errors
- Perfectionism - pragmatism errors
- Looseness - underambition errors
I'd say these sins are only "deadly" in that they affect the result; but chess isn't necessarily about the result! I think this game illustrates all seven sins (at least as I define them)!