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Old July 21st 03, 06:41 PM
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Default Brilliant Blunders (or Unintentional Brilliancies)

"dan foley" wrote in message

Playing 3/0 on ICC I'm forever mating by accident - you play a check as it's
the easiest move in a time scramble and it turns out to be mate. Last night
I went a step further and sacced (ie blundered) a queen for mate in 2 - I
bet my opponent thought I was a genius!

Underlying this is something that I remember discovering as a kid and having
a hard time convincing others of - there is an element of luck in chess: you
or your opponent can make a move which has unforeseen beneficial