I was getting absolutely destroyed in this game of Chess. The opponent played a crazy reckless attacking style, but my mind wasn't running fast enough to keep up with the pace of the game.
You can see he has two queens and a rook to my one rook, but then he decided to take all of my pieces before ending... or something. He had numerous opportunities to trade off a queen for my last rook, but didn't do so. He could've checkmated me a number of times, but didn't do so.
So I moved my king around out of the way of checks, leaving my rook just to sit there. He doesn't take it, and gradually picks off all my pieces. Then, bam, I dump my rook on the back row, checkmating him. What a ridiculous victory.
A few lessons here -
1. The ugliest win in the world is superior to the prettiest defeat. You usually don't want risk losing in order to win a little prettier.
2. It ain't over 'till it's over. Don't party until the cash is in the bank. Finish things when they can be finished.
3. Winning by a huge margin can make people stupid... I wasn't as bad as I was playing, and my opponent decided to play cat and mouse with me... whoops. I was having a bad game, but that turned out around really fast on the last move.
"After victory, tighten the straps on your helmet." - Tokugawa Ieyasu, Founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate
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