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Jokes
 
The great Jose Capablanca once said "Most players do not like losing, and consider defeat as something shameful. This is the wrong attitude. Those who wish to perfect themselves must regard their losses as lessons and learn from them what sort of things to avoid in future."
 
I must admit, I don't like losing chess games, especially when the game is a won position and is lost due to a blunder, oversight, miscalculation, lack of knowledge, etc...
 
Mikhail Tal is well known for having a self-critical attitude towards his own play, and his notes on his games are frank and deep. Notes on how he thinks, believes, doubts and sometimes errs.
 
I have included some games here of some horrendous blunders that have cost me a lot of missed opportunities and rating points. The purpose to include them here is to realise that I too am human, and that the chess players reaction to defeat is a good indicator of his character. May we learn from our chess mistakes and try to avoid them in future!