When You Lose the Game...


Do you feel that you learn your mistakes when you lose the game?  


depends. I think for me if I lose the game because of an opening trap or a tactic, then I learn, but if it is bad positioning throughout, it's a bit harder to learn because no move, or combination of moves won the game so it is harder to find the source of the problem and how to fix it


Sometimes. Often, I played well but one day I was in a hurry or nervous and I made a big mistake and goodbye..  The only lesson of that is. Take your time...

Stop playing you had three loses in a row

Yes, every game I play I get better as a player. Yes I probably still make mistakes but experience is very important in chess


Yes, Losing is almost essential to being great at anything. (In my opinion)


I think I've learned from my mistakes, however, I've always hated playing over losses.  And yeah, I know you're supposed to learn more from them than your wins yada yada yada.  I'd rather play over my wins but even that sucks sometimes.  I can't wait till I get to the part where I forced the win with a brilliant bishop sack.  But along the way I realize I could've won a half dozen moves earlier with a brilliant queen sack.  meh.png


Some games are excellent losses.  I just can't wait to analyze them because I felt like I fell into a trap (but most times, I'm just out played); those I learn from.  Most games, I have the intention to analyze but never follow up.


You see, I never make mistakes or loose games.
VicountVonJames wrote:
You see, I never make mistakes or loose games.


How can we believe you with the above ?


Interesting comments!  I normally play the games that each opponent has up to 3 days to make a move.  I try to take my time to make moves.  I have to admit that sometimes I rush my moves.  I simply remind myself that I have ample time.  And, I learn from traps that I have fallen.