I don't 'play' Chess so much as have slap-fights across a chess board
Like most of you, I have no real idea of what the hell is happening on the chess board in front of me at any given time. But, it's fun. And I don't violate the terms of my parole by playing (1)
This miniature provides a sterling example. I checkmated on move 13, but was surprised that the move I made resulted in checkmate.
with advantage, to quote Ben Finegold.
Here's the game:
At the time I made the move I was simply counter-punching. I had made a boneheaded mistake by not noticing a three-move knight advance as a long range threat.
I lost had lost a rook by being oblivious. So, I figured I'd get his rook back with my bishop. It's the Zissou Strategy
But, in the course of avenging my rook, I won the game. Because, thanks to my experience at Chess.com I know this: Checkmates are better than captures.
I'm learning - sort, of. But having fun. Kind of.
(1) I'm kidding. I am violating the terms of my parole (2)
(2) I'm kidding.