How to Brilliantly Lose a Won Game
Tragedy and Genius
I need not remind the more experienced players among my readers that there is nothing more painful than losing a won game. Especially a game where we have played brilliantly and our opponent has been reduced to a state of helplessness. Fortunately, not all is lost: in chess we can learn even from our most embarrassing loss.
A brilliant example of a brilliant loss
gm Benko,P – gm Kavalek,L
Wijk Aan Zee 1969
POSITION AFTER 19 MOVES