My most memorable blunders - Seattle Extravaganza part two

My most memorable blunders - Seattle Extravaganza part two

ergodicbreak
ergodicbreak
Nov 20, 2016, 10:08 PM |
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While many promote chess for its educational and edificatory benefits, I've always been impressed with its ability to completely cloud the mind and suspend judgement in relatively simple situations, as we will see in the following game. Skip to move 60 for the tl;dr(eplay).

I like playing the Scotch Gambit, but usually don't get the opportunity to open up the center against a stranded king. This game is a good lesson in what not to do. As for the blunder, I can't really explain how it happened, other than that I was probably fixated on the a pawn and how I could get over to promote it. In fact, after the game was over a bystander commented that I was winning after I promoted the g pawn, and I actually denied it!