Learning from Chess mistakes: Disasters in the Dutch Stonewall

I’m starting to look at losses against higher rated opponents in a new light; that being, as a valuable learning resource.

For each and every game against >2000 rated opposition, I download the PGN, and review the moves offline using SCID. I do this regardless of win, lose or draw.

This video annotated game features an exciting Stonewall Dutch bullet encounter, against a much stronger player (+450 rating points).

I come from a Bishop down, to go a Bishop up, and then – under time pressure – attack instead of defend – with disasterous results!

Panic ensues, and an under promotion leads to a rather cool checkmate (a mercy killing, in this instance)! Once again, I guess it’s true, “The hardest part of chess is winning a won game. – Frank Marshall”