Slow Swiss #6 - Round 3 game with MarioChessNiraj
Round 3 - Well.... ****sigh***** I'm a bit discouraged of late. Let's put it this way.
Losing. Gets. OLD.
I am also have a BIG problem with getting nervous in games. I get VERY nervous. I blank out. I get stuck. I miss the easiest things. I PANIC. And No one and I mean NO ONE loses a winning position like I do. If I'm losing, I make it worse. If I'm winning, I blow it completely.
I'm tired of losing. I think anyone in my position would be.
What needs to happen is I need to get back to basics. I've gone back to the (excuse me while I barf) tactics trainer. I have it set at very easy level. No pressure. Rating is turned off. I don't worry about how long it takes me to find it. I just take my time. I MUST get to a point where I am starting to recognize these things. Rigth now, I don't.
Enough. I'll get off the soapbox now.
This, I'm afraid, is typical Cris Angel. Goes down early... fights back... but ultimately loses.
Nevertheless, let's recall my goals:
1. Focus as much as possible. Feel that I am playing to the best of my potential.
2. Do NOT give the opponent an "easy win". Make him EARN it. And if I get a draw or win, that's gravy.
3. LEARN SOMETHING. (yes, a new goal!)
Guess what I learned here? A bishop pair can be a HUGE pain in the behind!! I was told how annoying my bishops were! Apparently, they were BIG PESTS. I think.... perhaps... with a little more experience, they would have made up for my being down in material.
Now. You strong players. Do NOT yell at me.
Please note - you were a beginner once too. I make a move here relatively early on that I thought was correct but I visualized incorrectly. Beleive it or not, I did not get that upset because I MUST be burned a few times in order to learn. As you will see when I attempt to explain my thought process, I THOUGHT I was getting two minor pieces for a rook. But I visualized incorrectly. Visualizing is a skill that is going to take some time and experience to acquire. And I got it wrong. It happens. But I NEEDED to see it for myself. So it's okay. I shook that off, actually, and said, "okay... we have a new position... what are we going to do?"
(shut up already, Cris Angel, and get on with it).
Fine. Here you go. :)
Enjoy my trouncing. (yes, again.... ***sigh*** )