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blunder of the year?
If there is a prize for "Blunder of the Year", I nominate myself as a contender for my last move in board #850494. It was my last move because one second later I hit the "resign" button. This blunder was particularly special because a) it involved throwing away my Queen and b) it caused my first defeat (not to mention spoiling the game for my opponent). I'm trying to see the funny side of it now, but...
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While that is a good one, I'd wager many of my games beat it hands down...just go through my last 30 days worth, and the humor will be evident, I'm certain.
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Was the better choice - what a bad way to lose your first game!!
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Why, oh why, oh why?! Agree with 33. Qxh6: ...Kg8 34. Rg3 would've at least held the balance.
You have my vote! ;-)
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The worst blunder you can make is resigning in a won position. Never done it myself (though I've agreed draws in positions I've later analysed to be wins).
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Ha Ha Ha That was funny!
I made many similar blunders because I calculated the combination some moves ahead and never revised the calculation. In your case, I don't know whether you did it in a hurry (blitz) or you felt you had a magical inspiration just before your last move. What did you feel when you made that last move? Very excited?
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Truth to tell...
... I know some folk like blitz type games, but I prefer the considered approach. On this occasion I was showing someone the site and said something like: "Here, I think I have mate next move in this game!". Clicked on the game. Made my move and then wondered why it didn't come up with "Game won". I confess... I didn't even look at my opponent's move before making mine. I can't even say I learned from the experience because we all know better than that. The pinnacle of embarrassment! I have to laugh or else I'd cry!!
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I feel your pain but look at it this way - you could still end up with a record like cyrano's 768-6-130. You have to just laugh it off and move on!!
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24. Qc5 Nc5
I probably could have claimed I moved it to the wrong square by mistake, but I intended to move Qc5. board #746099
But it wasnt till I came to the actual game that I intended to make the Qc5 move in that I realised my blunder. I then went back to the game and saw how stupid the move was.
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I cant believe
that after winning the Queen so early in the game that you were not able to close this out. I would say that both yours and the initial blunder in this thread are just about equal. I have to give each one a vote...
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blunder after blunder after blunder ....
Last year I played a remarkable game at another Emailsite.
This was not a Blitz-game!
A common "blunder" by beginners (and others) is
to take out Queen FIRSTS OF ALL.
This, I call him "anonymous", not only does that.
He puts the Queen ready for next threat each time.
Seven (7) times in a row.
And for to finish "in style" his Queen is lost the 8th time.
I have named this game "Dancing Queen", after the song by our Swedish group ABBA.
anonymous-mattafort, Email chessgame, 2002
01. e4 c5
02. h4?! Nc6
03. Qh5? Nf6
04. Qf5? d5
05. Qf4? e5
06. Qf3? Nd4
07. Qd3? c4
08. Qc3? Nxe4
09. Qe3?? Nxc2+
10. Kd1 Nxe3+
A real blunderous game.