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  1. #2001
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    Thank you for taking care of this, EEG.

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    No problem thanks Wouter.

  3. #2003

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    Another one for the annals of "twats offering draws when losing heavily".

    My opponent in the match linked below first offered a draw at move 19, at which point I'm 3 material points up (3 pawns) with no readily identifiable offsetting positional disadvantage. I thought he was a cheeky so and so for doing that, when I must be fairly strong favourite, but maybe not the most outrageous.

    But then he offered me a draw again on move 26. At which point I'm 9 material points up and have just embarked on a continuous series of checks up to checkmate. The only possible reason, surely, for doing that, is hoping that I'm accidentally going to click on the wrong button. What an arsehole.

    https://www.chess.com/daily/game/185041112

  4. #2004
    9 points? Pah! Sam just offered me a draw when 27 points down. As it was a verbal offer, I can absolve him of the wrong button gambit.

  5. #2005
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    Yes, I thought I'd better do it by message rather than the 'offer draw' button so that a) it was obvious it was a joke, and b) you didn't accidentally accept. I thought you were going to get a third Queen just for the hell of it at the point I made the 'offer'.

  6. #2006
    I probably was. Your defensive structure was annoyingly sound given how much material you were down.

  7. #2007
    AAAARRGGGHHH.

    (my return game with Sam)

  8. #2008
    Wanted to congratulate Bored, as although things went badly wrong shortly after, for the first 16 moves of our game there was nothing to choose between us. So definitely some big improvements.

  9. #2009
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    Thank you, Etienne, much appreciated. Even though I have just lost three games in quick succession, I feel like I have my eye back in now. It certainly helps playing games quickly in a couple of evening rather than spreading them over days. I can keep track of what I am trying to do - and what my opponent is trying to do - over multiple games much more easily. I think I am finally thinking more than two moves ahead as well. Just have to reduce the silly mistakes and resist the temptation to do moves while pissed.

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    Yes, I was thinking earlier today that you've got markedly better all of a sudden, Bored.

    And a late reply, because I've not been around as much lately, Etienne, but I shall be letting Alex know he owes me a pint if he only pips you to the title by a point or half a point. I was quite pleased with how I managed to hold my nerve and not make any fuck-ups after sending my Queen into the eye of the storm, as it were.

  11. #2011
    I think he is going to beat me by more than that. He's well on his way to beating me again.

  12. #2012
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    I can only apologise, TPC. I should have run up the white flag ages ago on that game you just won but I became slightly obsessed with how many moves I could make it last for.

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    Gah, the fucking stupidest move ever by me against Sam just now. Twat!

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    You should've taken my rook on move 38 as well, instead of the bishop.

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    Overall though, just to reiterate, you have improved dramatically.

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    Jammy good luck - when you think "Aha! My opponent has just given me the chance to win his rook by a knight fork!" and so you make the move and it turns out to be checkmate!

    https://www.chess.com/daily/game/186069604

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