I don't 'play' Chess so much as have slap-fights across a chess board

I don't 'play' Chess so much as have slap-fights across a chess board

TadrodderTots
TadrodderTots
Aug 28, 2017, 6:11 AM |
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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

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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.

 

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(1) I'm kidding.  I am violating the terms of my parole (2)

(2) I'm kidding.