Curb your Enthusiasm

Whenever you see a good move which you believe to be winning, this is the perfect time to stop, and double check your analysis and perform a through blundercheck. A nice tactical combination is definetly a critical moment in chess, which requires additional calculation time. If the move really wins, then spending additional time on the clock is a good investment and if the move doesn’t win the additional time might prevent a catastrophe from occurring and prevent you from losing the game…a win win situation.
Speaking from personal experience, whenever I see a pretty tactic, which appears to win material or the game I tend to play it very quickly without throughly analyzing the consequences. Many times I miss my opponent’s refutation, which typically leaves me down in material and leads to a lost game.
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