Resigners...

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Steven DuCharme
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Resigners...

Post by Steven DuCharme » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:18 pm

should lose fewer rating points than those who wait for mate. :mrgreen:
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

NickFaulks
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Re: Resigners...

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:38 pm

It sounds as though you would like a doubling cube in chess, which is indeed an interesting idea.

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Resigners...

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:20 am

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:18 pm
should lose fewer rating points than those who wait for mate. :mrgreen:
Apart from those who resign a move or two before a beautiful finish to stop the opponent and spectators enjoying it.

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Michael Farthing
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Re: Resigners...

Post by Michael Farthing » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:43 am

I remember playing a game where I decided to let my opponent complete his elegant mating combination and he rewarded me by delaying the finish while he set about mopping up my remaining material!

Richard Thursby
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Post by Richard Thursby » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:51 pm

... never won anything. On more than a few occasions I have considered resigning only to somehow end up winning/drawing. One particular example that sticks in my memory is in a rapidplay tournament against a strong junior feeling like I was being wiped off the board, when I spotted what I thought thought was a freeing/simplifying tactic which actually made their entire position collapse.

I personally don't have a problem with people who refuse to resign; while I do agree it is rather disrespectful to continue in an otherwise hopeless position; the object of chess is checkmate, so if they want to insist on it, then you can't complain.

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