Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Losing Your Queen Made Easy

Another Wacky Wednesday doubleheader, kids. These two games are so short they give new meaning to the term miniature. Because they’re so short, I’ve posted both of them; it would have seemed stingy to give you only one. The blunders seem self-evident, making commentary unnecessary. In both games Black White resigned after the last move shown.

Okay, one comment: Notice how in this game, Black's failure to develop properly meant the loss of his or her queen was imminent. Hence the resignation.


Polly said...

I wish I had such generous opponents.

Tom Panelas said...


Yeah, they don't come along very often, but that's what makes them wacky, right? :o)

Anonymous said...

Don't you mean in both games white resigned?

Tom Panelas said...

Yes, thanks.