Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Look, There in the Sky, It's BLUNDERMAN!

Blunderman Everything was going fine. Mild mannered Steve was playing a decent game, when lo and behold... Blunderman is here!

I showed the game to Rummy, now that he has retired. Rummy Aw, c'mon. Like you never made a mistake!

It all happened on GameKnot because an idiot a valued correspondent stated that I gave the place short shrift in my recent hit piece review. I signed up for a few more games. I was distracted. That couldn't have been the move I meant to make.


[Event "Let's play chess"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2007.08.03"]
[White "rmanby"]
[Black "sdo1"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1448"]
[BlackElo "1200"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Bf4 d6 4. d5 e5 5. dxe6 Bxe6 6. e3 Bg7 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. Qa4 Ne4 9. Qb3 O-O 10. Na3 Nc5 11. Qc2 Bxb2?? 12. Qxb2 1-0

Calm Before the Blunder With 11. Qc2 I like my position (understatement alert) as Black. The b pawn is about to fall. His position stinks. White is spectacularly undeveloped with the King in the center. The Knights are about to devastate his Queen-side. 11...Nb4 or 11...Bf5 just ruin his day.

Oh, well... Live and learn.


  1. Sorry if I prompted you to return. I know the feeling. I dropped a knight with no compensation in a won position there about a month back.

    I prefer ICCF and SchemingMind, but some friends from Atlanta play on GameKnot, so I play there to be on their team.


  2. :D No, it wasn't you, Brennan. Another friend said I didn't write a decent review and that I should have played at least ten games there before forming conclusions. He also said there was not enough substance in the review. I agreed with him on both points.


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