Best excuse for losing

Knightly_News

When you lose at chess, what excuses, if any, do you use to either comfort yourself, or trivialize the achievement of your opponent?

HilarioFJunior

"Hope chess"...wait, that's not an excuse.

blitzkrieg1234

...I was tired/sleepy/can't focus. Cool

kleelof

My cat stepped on the keyboard and disabled my engine.

incantevoleutopia

I can't wait for your 10.000th thread. Something tells me I won't have to wait for very long.

phudson

When I lose, it's usually because I had no idea what to do in one or more positions, and ended up making a poor move. I guess that means my favorite excuse is "I just plain suck at chess." Which isn't really comforting to me, but definitely trivializes my opponents victory!Tongue Out

phudson
kleelof wrote:

My cat stepped on the keyboard and disabled my engine.

Laughing

skullyvick

Blinded by the Sun! Or I trip on the carpet!

SilentKnighte5

My opponent had a stronger engine than me.

emagssehc

His winning move wasn't covered in my study of the 20th chess book I bought this week!

Moriarty_697

I just wanted to write a reminder to myself on a sheet of paper to play harder. ;-)

Robert_New_Alekhine

I wasn't feeling to well.

royalbishop

I watch some newbies and i hear i let you sometimes from them. Also i hear i do not want him/her to know all my moves. Or i hear was bored or i was just tired of winning. Then you have it was just a game.

varelse1

My opponent cheated!!!

CheesyPuns

I justlost because i accidentally  premoved and lost my queen & or someone was yeing at me and  i lost my concentration

varelse1

Chess is a flawed game.

Had it been designed correctly, my opponent would have been punished for his inaccurate play!

royalbishop

she was blowing me a kiss

clarapca

Nigel Short was right we are not built for chess

kleelof
clarapca wrote:

Nigel Short was right we are not built for chess

Good one.

Moriarty_697
clarapca wrote:

Nigel Short was right we are not built for chess

Ouch!  Well played.