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I played on, feeling smart that I was able to figure out that counteratttack, and suddendly in move 15 I realized that I was playing queenless, but my opponent still had his queen. I had played 4 moves without my queen before I noticed that she was gone. I surrendered in move 15.
Please tell me you were playing bullet. You weren't playing slow chess, blundered away your queen (with check), and then only realized it 4 moves later. That cannot happen, ever. If it truly did, you might want to go have a brain scan done to check for tumors. I'm dead serious. I can't even imagine having that kind of lapse.
I was overignited, and blitzed out the starting moves. It was 90min 30 sec. I was so high on tension that I wasnt in contact with myself. It was the first game of the really big tournament, where I was planning my breaktrough. Showing what I learned in 3 years of hard training. I wanted to win insanely much, and the start was in fact insane.
I think this state of mind can happen to several people, and that the brain functioned as if it was contaminated with narcotica or too much whisky.
It became my worst tournament ever. With 5 really bad losses, to ok losses and two fine victories against cute little girls.
I lost a pawn early against this fine player, won tempoinitiative when she grabbed that pawn, isolated her knight and came first and queened a pawn in the endgame:
My victory over Livia Lindstad was strong. The picture was taken the previous day when she played doublechess teamed up with the best player in the world.
"It is a mistake, a huge one, to make the assumption that given more chanches, the odds turn in your favor for the lower rated to win."
Don't tell me you're getting my position mixed up with the gambler's fallacy! If I say that there is a decent shot of a 1300 winning once out of 10,000, I'm not saying that his chances are really low the first 9,999 games and then his odds are really high on the 10,000th. I'm saying that the chance of a 1300 to win on at least one of those games, which could be the first game, the 800th game or the 6500th game, is not so bad.
What if we have 10,000 separate 1300 players playing 10,000 separate 2700 (obviously impossible, but it's a hypothetical). I say the 2700's go 10,000-0. Not even a draw.
This has already been discussed earlier in this thread. Yes, I think you would see at least one draw or win. 10,000 games with not a single accident? That's quite a claim.
Sure there will be accidents like a knocked over soda or something and maybe even some mistakes or blunders but no losses.
If you play enough games anyone will lose. The odds do not get better but the games do increase in number.
Look at it this way the universe is large about 100 million light years in any direction that we can "observe" the chances of people just like you is small as far as we can see.However if you go out 400 million light years the chances are good The future is looking bleak.
If a GM playes a 1300 player 100,000 games, the 1300 player would win at least three.
Just get the GM good and drunk it is much faster that way.
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