Last 2 hours was one of my most embarrassing games ever.

Yesterday I played against a chess club member and won 3-0, however the last 2 hours is so sad I lost for 3-0, all surrenders and no end-game.

Then another guy came up and challenged, he played 1. e4 c5 I know they don't have any knowledge of Sicilian nevertheless dragon, so I played with the variation of accelerated dragon and while being so unaware I lost with scholar's mate 4.Qxd7#.

Don't know what just happened to me back then, however one of my excuses was "My stomach is empty" I don't know if I'm making an excuse or not, but certainly I know there's some reason since a similar problem occurred to me when I'm learning chess.

Am i re-entering a slump, or just my bad luck?

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    did this all happen in one day. I would say that it may just be psychological, like a tilt. – CognisMantis Sep 16 '15 at 5:37
  • @CognisMantis Yes, It did. – 4444 Sep 16 '15 at 5:53
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    Think that it is lack of concentration. To sure to win. Happens to me once in a while :-) – Marco Sep 16 '15 at 12:29
  • In that case, your mind was probably unsettled and it was difficult to concentrate. – CognisMantis Sep 17 '15 at 3:41
  • @4444 I must disappoint you. I am not good :-) If I was then I would not lose very often because I quickly replied and ended up with 1 piece down or being mated. Also there is nothing more difficult then winning a game in which you (think you) have an advantage. – Marco Sep 17 '15 at 6:18

I doubt it was luck OR a slump. I think that you were simply too exhausted from your previous games and might have been playing too fast or not being as careful with your pieces

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You do not mention time controls, psychologically speaking, that would make a big difference. I find that the faster the time control, the more likely something silly like this happens to me. I usually slow down, and play slower time controls in order to re-compose myself.

Hope this helps!

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    This should be a comment, not an answer. With a little bit more of reputation you will gain the ability to comment everywhere. – jk - Reinstate Monica Mar 11 '16 at 9:14
  • Sorry about that, getting used to StackExchange! I thought it was a bit like Quora but I understand now that it is not. I will be more careful in the future. Appreciate your help. Should I delete this post? I can't add it as a comment (I just tried). PS.- I was following the example of the poster above me really. – simplydt Mar 11 '16 at 16:14

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