Two Questions to Upper Echelon Players

Mar 1, 2009, 6:31 AM |

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."

1) Who stated this phrase and what was he all about??

2) While defending or, when you're white and playing behind the eight ball, do you think it's better to prompt for the mistake or wait for it??


To demonstrate the difference between waiting for a mistake by your opponent and prompting for one, I would like to draw your attention to a game of which I am proud of winning.


However, the funny thing is, after seizing a sure path to a win due to hoping successfully that my opponent would make too bold a move, I blundered at the critical moment just before checkmating my nemesis…but nevertheless won back the ascendancy by prompting for a mistake later on.


Here’s how this enthralling ding-dong battle progressed…









Anyone's responses would be appreciated.