| Underestimating your Opponent
In a chess game, you often feel confident, in a winning position. However, be cautious, as it is easy to become overly confident. When this happens, you often underestimate your rival, which ultimately leads to your downfall. I learned that a player typically looses during the end game if one gets overly confident because he or she is in a winning position and assumes that a win is inevitable, so it does not matter what the opponent does. About two weeks ago, Jack Stockel played against a tough opponent, and the opponent was in a winning and had almost won the game. However, his over confidence caused him to loose the game because he made some serious mistakes. The lesson I learned from Jack Stockel was, "When you think that you have won the game or if you are in a winning position, be very careful, and do not underestimate the opponent. Otherwise, you might start making mistakes and loosing the game".