Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Thursday, February 25, 2021.
We’ve all done it. Those times when you are cruising to a victory and then accidentally touch a neighboring square. Perhaps this fine motor skill mishap accidentally hangs your queen. Suddenly your game is lost. In internet chess parlance, this is known as a mouse slip. But what if you are playing playing chess on a touch screen device? Since there is no mouse involved, what should we call this kind of technological chess blunder?
I’ll let you ponder that while I show you a sad loss caused by my thumb apparently missing its target.
Did you think of an answer for what chess players should call a mouse slip type blunder when it occurs on a touchscreen? I am legitimately needing your help on this one as I play internet chess almost exclusively on my phone. So if you come up with a new phrase for this common occurrence, please leave it in the comments.
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