How do blunders happen in strong players’ games?
Usually, strong players blunder when they encounter a surprise in some part of the game (for example, opening moves that they have not analyzed, moves that change the evaluation, etc.) that leads to uncomfortable positions for them.
They spend a considerable amount of energy trying to calculate the best way to proceed; then, as a result of being exhausted and fearful of the various threats and moves occurring in their calculations, they make a blunder that might seem silly and obvious to spectators. This Game of the Week will depict the situation explained above.
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Game of the Week XVI: Mastrovasilis vs Fier
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GM Vasif Durarbayli
GM Ulvi Bajarani
Edited by Della Almind