Following on from the earlier Blunder of the Week – see April 1st – it did not take long to find a worse calamity than the one that befell your correspondent.  Step forward Lithuanian WGM Deimante Daulyte. The following position is taken from her game with Polish WGM Monika Socko at the recent World Championships.  Commenting on the position, GM Michael Adams said that White could win in any number of ways, adding dryly that 1. b6 mate had much to recommend. However……..

White: Deimante Daulyte (2397)                     Black: Monika Socko (2463)

Women’s World Championship Sochi 2015

1. Qa5??          Qxa5


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