Monday, February 6, 2012
A Game of Pure Comedy at the Brown University Open
A normal blogger would show you one of my games against the masters, but that's not me.. Instead I am going to show your my first round madness, where my opponent and I shared a large mental lapse.
Out of the opening I obtained a large opening advantage and ended up winning a piece. Afterwards, my opponent shockingly castled queenside immediately, with my bishop being on Bg5 attacking the d8 square. Yes, I do teach beginners that they can't castle through check. However, I did not think of it being illegal at the time and quickly took his rook on d8. As he was now a down a clear rook, he resigned a few moves later...... Not too make a silly excuse for such a silly mutual mistake, but a few years ago when playing an IM in New York ( I won't mention the name to save face), he tried to castle after he already moved his king. So I'm not the only one to miss simple illegal moves!