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axedrez ♡ 47 ( +1 | -1 )
Blunders I can't believe it! Against a lower rated player, I blundered the game away on the 11th move, playing Nxe7?? First I tried banging the mouse against the mousepad. Then I started pounding the screen until my fists started to become swollen. Then I started throwing things, such as my shoes, at the screen. What would you guys do in this situation, because what I did just made me madder?

-Your angry friend

v_glorioso12 ♡ 10 ( +1 | -1 )
u need help?!?! but really, i just get really mad.... i cant take it!!! i dont really know how i deal with it!?!?
nottop ♡ 32 ( +1 | -1 )
I don't know of any chessplayer, who's played a lot that this hasn't happened to. It's happened to me three times - but only once catastrophically.
It's extremely frustrating. If you get too angry it will hurt you in your other games. Maybe you can focus the anger and use it to your advantage to give your moves a little bit of a "hard edge."
tovmauzer ♡ 0 ( +1 | -1 )
Just forget and start new game... :)
ragsman ♡ 2 ( +1 | -1 )
It's just a game Relax and enjoy it.
zdrak ♡ 61 ( +1 | -1 )
"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger" Try to reconstruct the thought process that lead you to make the blunder. Go though the ideas & thoughts that lead you to making this move again, and see what went wrong. Maybe you can learn something to prevent this kind of blunder next time.

Two things that need to be avoided like the plague if you wish to learn something new from your mistake:

1. "Forget it and start a new game" - if you forget it, you are bound to repeat it.
2. The "I wasn't thinking" excuse - No, you clearly WERE thinking ... you were just thinking wrong. Unless you can reconstruct exactly what was wrong, you can't fix it.
tovmauzer ♡ 58 ( +1 | -1 )
Zdrak I agree that analyzing of own games is very useful, but I was speaking about one-move blunders. And I'm not sure that it has much sense to "reconstruct" situation then one, for example, spoiled well played game by leaving his queen en prise. Basic sanity check before move and not rushing (if time allows) would be probably best remedies against one-move blunders. Bitter experience is also useful as similar blunder will hardly happen again. But reconstructing thinking process which lead one to one-move blunder - masochism...:)

cairo ♡ 42 ( +1 | -1 )
This is just a part of the game. It is very painful, but if you used it in a constructive way, you may avoid to many blunders in the future. Don't think you can play this game without it. Have a look at this one here, which happen to me, in the 3rd GK-Final!

board #336881

Best wishes
brankort ♡ 19 ( +1 | -1 )
yes..we all blunder...and it was very nice of a good player like Cairo(sorry can't get the name in orange).:), to point out that even good players do strange things...thanks Cairo:)
brankort ♡ 19 ( +1 | -1 )
yes..we all blunder...and it was very nice of a good player like Cairo(sorry can't get the name in orange).:), to point out that even good players do strange things...thanks Cairo:)
frodan ♡ 27 ( +1 | -1 )
..hey.. ..dear axedrez, next time you blunder pick up your computer and throw it out the window;then there will be no more chess games for you and therefore no chance of another blunder...
r_lawrence ♡ 39 ( +1 | -1 )
actually .. venting is good. (not the destruction of property part, but anyway) About a month ago I posted an "ARGGH!!! How Could I!!!" post .. i blew my OTB win .. i was up a queen and handed my opponent stalemate. I was inwardly mad for like .. 4 days. But now, i always remember that mistake I made when I'm in a similar position, and vow inwardly "he won't get a stalemate from me THIS time" .. Just remember it in the right kind of way, that's all
adrianallen ♡ 23 ( +1 | -1 )
I blundered In my first and only chance to win an otb tournament. I managed a draw against the only Master in the tournament, but needed a win in my final game, I saw the winning move, but for some reason I didnt play it, instead I played safe and got a draw :(
nimzoredivivus ♡ 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Or you could... ...take a page out of Nimzowitsch's book and jump
on the table shouting to all who will listen (or making
a post in all caps might be a good substitute), "WHY
Tartakower's more philosophic view, "The blunders
are all there, waiting to be made."