How to Miss Mate-in-1

Oct 15, 2009, 2:26 PM |

I like 4/0 time control, I really do. But I wonder if liking it and having a knack for it are in any way related.  I miss so many things I shouldn't miss - and usually, though not always, see them right after I move and I almost always end a game in time trouble relative to my opponent.

Here's a game I recently played in which I made a move with the intention of decoying his Knight so I could infiltrate with my bishop, but at the last minute  I lost my train of thought and jumped at mental ghost-threat, missed mate-in-1 and lost on time two moves later.