What's the most annoying thing in chess?

Richard_Hunter

For me, it's when you do a computer analysis on a game and you discover that your opponent's 'best' move turns out to be a blunder that you just weren't able to punish them for. 

Anything worse than that?

number-0

probably noticing you did a blunder after you did a move

Loppyfunk

annoying is that most of the opponents wait for you to blunder instead of beating you with good play

Justjoe9074
Losing the queen to a dumb move and losing to people who are worse than me BUT get lucky that I make a blunder.
Justjoe9074
True! Most opponents wait for a blunder! 10 minute games are too long and 5 minute games are too short!
CavalryFC

Let's see...

1) Making a move and then instantly (and I mean instantly) noticing a mating pattern that I missed. I had 2 of these relatively recently. Ironically, I still ended up winning but I was kicking myself.

2) Waiting for the time to run out in those won positions where the other person just refuses to move or resign. 

3) The fact that I have no natural talent for the game whatsoever ... ya ... that's pretty annoying. 

madratter7

My capacity for being an idiot.

Justjoe9074
I agree with ALL these comments! Especially #3 of CavalryFC!
ilovesmetuna

having to play a small kid in a tournament who hasn't learned any manners whatsoever.

CavalryFC

ilovesmetuna wrote:

having to play a small kid in a tournament who hasn't learned any manners whatsoever.

I've been pretty fortunate on that front. I think every kid I've played has been super polite and respectful ... and then the annoying part... most are better than me. How can you be too young to write but old enough to kick my butt??!

superchessmachine

Chess itself.

ilovesmetuna

kind of like the only thing to fear is fear itself ?

superchessmachine
ilovesmetuna wrote:

kind of like the only thing to fear is fear itself ?

Pretty much.