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... never won a big tournament game with literally 1 second left on the clock. This weekend some of my students and I competed at the Central Florida Class Championships. DC_cookie_G's (his nick here) Saturday morning g/60 Class "D" 1st round match was about as exciting as chess can get... he was almost hyper-ventilating exiting the playing hall and had to walk around the hotel to calm down. What made it laughably worse was that he kept writing down his moves almost to the one second mark!... notation I like to call "panic squiggle".
Both players had Queens and other major pieces left on the board so it wasnt one of those easy King+ Queen vs. lone King type ending, but a real find the forced mate in 3 at the last second kinda mate.
Great job DC!... with that win and a solid tournament (3-2).
Anyone else have a last second tornaament chess win?
Oops, this isn't a win, but it is a time thing I once got down to 1 minute around move 40 and lived off of my 30 second increment till move 110. Although the last 50 moves were me proving I had a fortress... it took some care at that point but wasn't anything too tough. Still, that's a lot of moves for such low time.
My opponent was in a similar situation, around move 40 we were both very low.
So you both were basically playing blitz for the rest of the game..lol. Amazing. That will get the heart pumping!
Yeah, we'd repeat moves to get a minute or two... and then go back to thinking... very tense. I got down to 1-2 second many times. At one point I had to get up and get a drink because it was tense and lasting too long. I had a little more than a minute and figured I could make it back in time (this was at the fortress stage). When I got up and started walking away I looked at my opponent... I think what I was doing shocked him so much that it actually worked in my favor lol.
When I got back he hadn't moved.
That is hilarious orangehonda! What round was it?
We need to hear more of these stories...
Anyone else with last second tournament games?
I would be suprised to see somebody do about 150 moves every second. For that matter, there's a star that spins about 150 times a second.
that game was scary!
it was a revenge match too. i played him early in the summer in another tournament, and he beat me. if i won i wouldve got best under 1200!
I remember that. Was that the Southern Open?
no, remember the one early in the summer that u me and D went to? it was a U1400 scholastic division and i had 2.5 and wouldve tied for 1st U1200 at 3.5
After Memorial Tournament.. now I remember. What away to take revenge.... he resigned with one second left on your clock... thats gotta hurt.
I played in the national tournament and dropped a pice after 3-4 moves, that was boring...
I can recall many thrilling time scrambles, but none which I won by an excellent move played in the process, even though I have won a fair number of games. Far more often, I spoiled a winning position with poor play under the gun.
Nice. Was it a 2h per player game? Can we se the game?
Chess is boring, today I lost an otb game on time, with an easy drawn position.
I hate the 90 min -40moves + 30 min on the rest of the game.
It's really not that easy to switch over to blitz tempo.
I was black, best position, easy draw. But time's up! I'm the worst loser in the world! Feel's like totaly giving up this chess shitt..
Really?.... see the original post. DC_cookie would strongly disagree with you.
It worked in one game, but I'm sure he'll lose many games with that strategy!
its not a strategy, and if i didnt use my time to think i wouldn't have had him in a forced mate position