Thus the name Blunder Prone! Tonight I had yet another "won" game in my clutches coming out of the opening ahead on the exchange ( in this case a Rook for a Knight) yet i managed to let it slip through my hands.
1) I tried to follow the rule of thumb that once I win material I should regroup my pieces and defend any threats. This only handed the initiative back to my opponent. He had so much play left that I had to be careful of him gaining material back and almost mating me!
2) I saw an opportunity to simplify and exchanged down. But a miscalculation left me with 2 disconnected rooks and a bishop versus an active queen and a Knight ( with 2 minutes left on the clock). I thought I had the knight too but ... oh well.
and matters made worse....
3) I tried to save an advanced central pawn ( which was blocked). This only led me to keep the rooks disconnected and pieces out of harmony. Yeah... I dropped a rook. The adventures of Blunder Prone strikes again. Yay varily.
Grrrr. I do this too often. Like the last tournament I went to. I come out of the opening strong and even some middle games ahead... only to chase some ficticious demon or stupid "rule" and not playing "real" chess. This does get frustrating....when will I learn?
Almost done with the circles.... must finish circles.... circles...nice circles ... I see them now...hmmm dizzy now.
synapses misfiring .... neural network error