Is there anything more heart-wrenching than...

...blundering away one's Queen in a late endgame? Well, maybe. But not by much! AARRGH!

Okay. This afternoon I lost two correspondence chess games, resigning in both of them. In one game I was simply outplayed. And that game I shall subject to a proper post mortem, to try and learn from mistakes I made there. I always feel rather badly about losing a game, but if a loss can teach me something about myself, can help me become a little stronger in the future, well... that is some salve to the wound.

But that other loss! Oh, Lord! That just hurts! How could I have been so blind?!

Oh well...

The adventure continues at a somewhat humbler pace right now. Darn it.


Published on 01 September 2020, ~17:45 CDT, this is my post number 64/100/365 of the https://100daystooffload.com blogging challenge.

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