1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 h5 6.d3 h4 7.gxh4 Ng4 8.c3 Nc6
So Kevin, as it has turned out, it appears that I was the one to 'blink first' in both games. Of course, whether this blinking or not was profitable remains to be seen.
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 h5 6.d3 h4 7.gxh4 Ng4 8.c3 Nc6 9.Qa4 Bd7
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 h5 6.d3 h4 7.gxh4 Ng4 8.c3 Nc6 9.Qa4 Bd7 10.Qd4 Nxd4
Whoops! Catastrophic clerical error; for some completely unknown reason I had entered in ...c6 not ...Nc6 as your 8th move and was wondering why I had such an excellent position already.
This sort of thing is an occupational hazard of being me. Can I get a computer to help me with reading as well as chess?
Maybe I should cut and paste the position each move in future!
Ditto (re: the entering). For me, compounded by playing too many games at once, on more than one computer, not respecting the game at hand sufficiently. Result: Exactly what I deserved = fatolla zero.
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Something I do is keep a computer database in fritz of each game. Then when a new move is made, I just update the database. Means each time all I have to do is a couple of clicks and the new position appearsOriginally Posted by Kevin Bonham
Or you can use the pgn viewer to check the position.
Yes, this is what I have been doing, but it doesn't help if you enter a move wrongly and fail to notice you have done so! Using the viewer to check as Mangafranga suggests is probably best.Originally Posted by ggrayggray
Lame excuse: the fatal misreading was made on a day on which I had worked twelve and a half hours.
Why this excuse is lame: anyone with any functioning brain cells would have gone directly to bed instead of trying to play chess games under such circumstances.
Actually this may have been not a copying error but simply a case of failing to promote the move actually played to the main line in my analysis before saving, and then forgetting I had not done so. My saved copy of the game has 8...Nc6 9.Qa4 Bd7 10.Qe4+ (etc) saved as a sideline with 8...c6 9.Qa4 as its main line.
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