Friday, April 25, 2008

Pain of losing to a kid in chess

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This is the kid I lost to.

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I was winning of course. But in my mind I was already thinking that the game was won and got overconfident. One mistake was all it took to erase all my hard work and advantage.

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Still won 4th place despite the loss but it certainly taught me a good lesson. Never be overconfident and think that you already have success when success LOOKS near. The final mile is just as important as the 99 miles of effort.

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