NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER.

NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER.

vinniethepooh
CM vinniethepooh
Oct 30, 2018, 8:46 AM |
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A while ago, my friend and top blogger Michel wrote a blog "Worst Bullet Game Ever" and said he would be surprised to see a game worse than that. However, I prove him wrong tonight

This game is an excellent example of why to never give up as both players miss so many opportunities. Unbelievable mistakes are played, and mind you this is a game between two 2350+ players..

vinniethepooh (2380) vs hitmantortz (2364) 1|0 Bullet (30.10.2018)

White to play. Hmm. So what is going on here? A chaotic opening, and far too complex for Bullet. I play 13.Nxe4.. and go on to premove Qxf1. OH OH! I premove Qe1 instead! Before I get to cancel it.. 13...Nxf1 is on-line. 14.Qe1?-Nh2-+

Black to play. 18...Nf6? Oh wow.. a lifeline. 18...Nh2 would have been curtains. 19.Nxd6? Back blundering. Capturing on f6 and the engine claims equality (well I agree). Moving on.. 19...Qxd6, 20.Qxb7-Qxg3? Hanging the h8 rook! Amazingly, the winning move was 20...0-0! 21.Qxa8-Ng4 and the attack is irresistable. 21.Qc8!
Black to play. A few moves fast-forwarded.. and it seems like a certain draw is on the cards. 25...Nd3?! Instead, 25...Ne4 would have almost meant a certain draw after 26.Kh2-Qg3=
26. Kh2-Nxc1? Probably it was asking too much of bullet chess that 26...Nc6 would have been equalised.
Anyways, a mistake is a mistake..

White to play. And I am suddenly completely winning.. 32.Bxe6? Just about any sensible move would have easily won. Now Black could have played 32...Qxe6 and again entered the realms of equality since 33.Rxc1? just falls into 33...Qh6! forking the king and rook. Hmm.. as luck would have it he played 32...Kh7?, and I was back winning.

White to play. So a few more mistakes- and you can see what is coming. White is close to finishing it off.. 35.Qd8-Qe8.

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36.Qh4????........ Oh I have gone mad. I have been hit by something and in frustration played this move out. No nothing like that..

It transpires that after I played Qd8 I thought he could play Kh7 and premoved Qh4. Wow.. and I realise what I have done. Before I cancel.. you see what happened.

No, it is not the typical "5 secs blunder". Ah, I had 20 secs on the clock. These premoves are hurting me, and very hard..

NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER.

Well, don't go away anyway yet. The fun is not over. I am still winning..

White to play. So, something has gone wrong again and I have lost an exchange. NO PROBLEM! I am still winning right? 42.Kf4??-Qf2?? Oh wow. What a game. Black misses a simple skewer 42...Qh2. Moving on...

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43.Ke5?? I am there for you my friend, I will help you rectify your mistake. SERIOUSLY?? This time he does not miss it. 43...Qg3!-+ and the writing is on the wall. However hard I try to flag him, he has prevailed. He has prevailed. 

NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER.

You can replay the whole game with annotations:

O.K. Time for another game..