Flukiest win in a while!

So I played a 2 game match on the Live server just now, 1 White, 1 Black. Time controls were 5 minutes a side. Actually I only intended to play one game, but the first one ended a little too quickly:

My opponent wanted a rematch, and I wanted to play a longer game too. So I accepted his rematch. The second game, I played a Nimzo-Indian Defence and got a reasonable position, and then ... I managed to blunder two rooks for a knight! Just two moves which I played way too quickly led to this disaster. But, I fought on, and under the blitz time controls, my opponent let me get too much dangerous activity with my remaining queen and bishop. In the final position I even have a won game! Here it is:

If you still have some active pieces, no matter if you're down a load of material, I say fight on! The key to this victory was getting my pieces active, almost completely ignoring my opponents threats and creating my own threats for as long as I could, giving my opponent maximum scope for errors! Anyway, thanks for reading, and keep fighting!


  • 4 years ago


    Nice fight. My flukiest win recently was in a bullet game in which I hung my queen early on but managed to present him with this problem http://www.chess.com/tactics/server?id=241091

    Needless to say he found it difficult to find the right moves with a second per move to think.

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