The most common way to win a chess game at the amateur level is through your opponent’s blunder. We would like to think that we win because of our brilliant abilities, because that makes our egos feel good. In reality, most games are simply one side noticing and taking advantage of the other’s mistakes.
Here I will show different examples of blunders from my own games. These are all mistakes I made. I didn’t think it very fair to show blunders from my opponents, as no one wants to admit to blundering, so I’ll use my own mistakes from my own games. Some of them are quite … well, I was much younger at the time. Continue reading