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The bluffing blunder

What do you think about doing with purpose a blunder foreseeing a much bigger blunder as a replay from your opponent that give you great advantage?

I wouldn't rely on my opponent playing a bad move to make my move, although I would play a good move that might trap my opponent, but only if it would be a good move even if my opponent doesn't fall for the trap.

@My6yGirls As I understand it, that's what they call "hope chess". At my level I've found you can most definitely get away with that sort of thing (though not always). No idea if you can get away with it at your level though haha. I would have guessed no, but maybe the sort of blunders you're talking about are much more subtle than the ones I make and see every time I play...

@DaveCromer normal the blunder should be difficult to see...I sadly don't find the game between mine where it does happened, but I think up to rapid, if the blunder is difficult to see, and the move you foresee is enough palatable, then it could make sense.

Perhaps in a classical game i wouldn't try it.

@MrPushwood well it is to you deciding if your opponent see the blunder or not...could be also another titled player? There is a lot of psychology going on. We are not computers.

Happens in bullet all the time, can't count the number of times I've played against somebody who, on very low time, hangs their queen (or any other piece I guess) on purpose, hoping I won't notice & they'll take mine or mate etc

I don't really respect it, but it works sometimes, so y'know

@long4got10 well why should that be a question of respect? I mean you expose yourself to a risk in order to have some gain, its a kind of bet...in any case is more complicated that just an hanging queen, it is much more related to a strong feeling that your opponent will do a specific move and you move in order to let this move happen, also by blundering.

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