Most embarrassing defeat ever...

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Michael Farthing » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:40 pm



Can't do it in my head - no set handy - quickest solution is to post again :-)
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Reg Clucas » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:28 pm

On a similar theme to the above -

5...Bd7 was played with the intention of meeting Qxb7 with 6...Bc6 - oops!

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by MartinCarpenter » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:53 am

Am I allowed a match card? http://www.chessnuts.org.uk/ny5/match.p ... =322633729

My individual result in that game was pretty bad but not a patch on the idea of losing that match overall.
(The two players taking defaults are ~200 and 180.).

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:59 am

[Event "Warwickshire Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1993.10.??"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Cooper, Lawrence"]
[Black "Cohen, A."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B08"]
[PlyCount "30"]
[EventDate "1993.??.??"]


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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Simon Brown » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:05 am

Berks* 3.12.94 Middx*
MV Houska 208 (B) 0 1 K Shovel 230
AP Smith 200 0 1 SH Berry 220
PS Cooksey 197 0 1 PJ Sowray 213
HW Murphy 179 1 0 RJ McMichael 208
J Houska 173 1 0 SD Brown 208
DS Tucker 171 ½ ½ PS Cawte 208
PS Janota 174 0 1 RG Wade 190
JT Munday 171 0 1 M Lyell 197
JE Hickman 167 0 1 A Trifunovic 197
AJ Cox 164 0 1 C Mackenzie 194
MC Bowhay 163 0 1 NRE Alldritt 192
L Davis 162 0 1 L McShane 183
AM Leech 158 0 1 JM Quinn 190
SL Freitag 163 ½ ½ KR Barnes 190
PAF Watkins 156 0 1 C Gant 189
IR Henderson 150 ½ ½ J Burke 183
CJ Lyne 158 ½ ½ RJ Pearce 180
SG Gilmour 160 ½ ½ MR Collins 158
BG Millis 149 ½ ½ AM Dunn 159
MF Redmond 156 1 0 CICH Wallace 156
(Bracknell) 6 14

Here's a match card as well. I knew all about Jovanka (who must have been about 14 at the time) as I was the BCF International Director but still felt confident. She played a very nice, long, positional game, won a technically quite difficult rook ending, and Rick and I were the last to finish. Nothing to be embarrassed about a few years later of course.

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Lee Bullock » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:09 pm

Against my good friend Jeremy Hudson.Getting mated on d2 is no easy task. This opening was taught to me by a good friend of mine Oliver Gill. I think I missed played it. :D Sorry forgot how to put the Chess board, if someone could help thanks.

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[Event "Hastings Xmas C"]
[Site "Shredder for iPhone / iPod touch"]
[Date "2016.12.29"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Lee Bullock"]
[Black "Jeremy Hudson "]
[WhiteElo "130"]
[BlackElo "125"]
[ECO "C00"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 dxe4 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Qe2 Bd7 6. g4 
Bc6 7. g5 e3 8. Nf3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 0-1
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Michael Farthing » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:11 pm



Guidance for Lee: you need to use the button labelled 'pgn' instead of the one labelled 'Code' [it works by magic].
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Lee Bullock » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:18 pm

Thanks Michael. I did try and looked at the preview and it was all wrong.
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:27 pm

Lee Bullock wrote: I think I missed played it.
Whilst 6. g4 looks as if it may be wrong, it has been played before both in this and similar positions. It's 7. g5 which is the big mistake, with both 7. Bg2 and 7. O-O-O being possible.

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:44 pm

Stewart Reuben v AN Other Chess Festival 1955
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e5 3 dxe5 Ng4 4 Nf3 Nc6 5 Bf4 Bb4+ 6 Nbd2 Qe7 7 a3 Ngxe5 8 axb4?? Nd3#
Sorry I don't know ho to put it live. Was i, at 16, really so naive, warning bells didn't go up when he left a piece en prise.

I played against A Addorjan with black in another Chess Magazine Festival. 1973 I think. Andreas slaughtered me. in less than 10 moves. The press came up and asked whether it was a publishable game. I lied saying I just blundered horribly. Thus it was never published. Otherwie it would appear in anthologies. I do not have it.

Stephen Guy(?) v Reuben. Nothng to do with any embarassment on my part. But how to out the game in notation? We were skittling through the opening, possibly at another Chess Festival, possibly the British.

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 0-0 5 Bd3 d5 6 Nf3 c5 7 a3 dxc4 and Stephen picked up his b pawn with the expectation that I had played 7...Bxc3+. He promptly resigned.
I still don't know how to record such an incident. So I put down 8 b3 Bxc3+ 9 resigns. Steven had written 8 resigns. Against the press came to consult me about the discrpamcy. I explained it and the game was never published.

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Michael Farthing » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:50 pm

Stewart's two games from above:





.. and Stephen picked up his b pawn with the expectation that I had played 7...Bxc3+.


I wonder if I could get a full time job doing this? :-)
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Lee Bullock » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:59 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Lee Bullock wrote: I think I missed played it.
Whilst 6. g4 looks as if it may be wrong, it has been played before both in this and similar positions. It's 7. g5 which is the big mistake, with both 7. Bg2 and 7. O-O-O being possible.
Yep I just forgot he had a Bishop on c6. I was being a bit sarcastic of course. g5 was just awful. I also played this Nf3 almost instantly. And QxB, then realised the mate on d2. We both looked at each other and smiled and I resigned before he played it.

I recovered well after this though, went on to win the u150 a few days later and came 2nd in the other section.
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:07 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
I played against A Addorjan with black in another Chess Magazine Festival. 1973 I think. Andreas slaughtered me. in less than 10 moves. The press came up and asked whether it was a publishable game. I lied saying I just blundered horribly. Thus it was never published. Otherwie it would appear in anthologies. I do not have it.
This one? http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1015680

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:04 pm

Correct, although I only remembered it was a Closed Sicilian. But I staggered on to 15 moves.
Andreas plus 2 other strong players joined me and for the team blitz. We won very easily. I was very good at getting myself in the winning team for such events.
I adojurned in a later game in, I think, that event. My opponent offered me a draw. I declined it as I thought I stood much better. I analysed the posiion and came to the conclusion I was winning in two different ways. I played one of them, overlooked a zwischenzug and lost. The other variation was indeed winning. I still wake up with nightmares about that one.
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Michael Farthing » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:34 pm

That was cruel, Lawrence!
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