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Ok so I am suppose to use this of blogging...how about pet peeves as in like the numb nut who believes they are special and and need to be checkmated when facing a rook or queen advantage. How about you....what pet peeves do you have?
I sympathize with you Kboyer. I wonder if the same has happened to others. I am in one game now where the person has called a postponement....and was nice enough to do so. Most the time if I go on vacation it is due to unexpected event or I try to wind down the games. I had to resign 9 games once because I was going some place without internet for 30 days and I didn't think it right to cause the other players to wait for my return.
ROFLMAO....thanks for the course in the laws of chess...I proved it on the board and took time to instruct using the rook. As for overlooking a line...maybe my eyes are far from perfect. I just hated having to spend six more days until the game came to its logical conclusion but serious what is your pet peeve.
Here's an even worse situation (and of course it happened to me!).
Playing one move per day with "online" chess...I was waaay up and victory was certain (99.9% anyway).
Then the guy actually decides to go on "vacation"!!
He had about 40 days and he used every day of it!!!
Yeah...some vacation...in the meantime he even had the nerve to continue playing "live" chess every day.
After he came back, the next couple of days he made a couple moves...and then let the clock run out.
So it took waiting about 6 weeks to finish a no brainer game. NOT FUN!!!
Interrobang is telling the truth, but that doesn't change the fact it is still a waste of time playing on with such a material disadvantage.
Players who complain when their opponents act according to the rules as they agreed to before starting their games. So people should just assume a rook is always a winning advantage for you, and there's no chance you'll blunder or overlook a line? Prove it on the board. You're not special either; the laws of chess don't specify additional circumstances under which you win automatically.
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