The Queen is Not The King ...
The man who mistook his opponent's Queen for his King.
Two disclaimers: 1) I recognize I suck at chess at the moment. I'm having ... fun? .... relearning how to play. 2) I made a Splendid (for me) Move only to realize that the chess piece on the opposite side of the guard was the Queen and not the King.
Queens can move a lot farther than Kings, given the room. So, I sacrificed a Queen in a hilariously Oops moment. In retrospect.
The mitigating factor is that I normally play 10 minute but toss in a couple of three minute games figuring that I can 'test the instincts' and then go over them later. I thought I was playing a ten minute game, only to discover after a nice, long thought that I had about 2 minutes on the clock and not 8.
At some point I hope to be less Daffy Duck in these kinds of fast matches.