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Why'd My Opponent Resign?


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #1

    extremeblueness

    Okay, so here's the game we played up until my opponent's resignation.


    Please help me figure out the reason for my opponent's resignation.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #2

    Samsch

    Hmm, that's strange...

    I'm not sure why...

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #3

    Scottrf

    I don't get why you moved your knight to g4 on 12 or thought you're knight couldn't avoid capture. It was safe on f6.

    White must have had something else to do.

    It definitely wasn't chess reasons, you threw away a piece for nothing and traded down to make his job easier.

    As for your questioning near the start, it's a very common opening, the Scotch. Nobody is forced to play the Ruy Lopez.

    As for the 'why my opponent did this, I'll never know'. He didn't want to leave his bishop hanging, and taking yours gave him a tempo to take the free pawn you gave him.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #4

    Argonaut13

    He probably had to go.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #5

    FlowerFlowers

    grace

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #6

    boonanigans

    cause my wife came home from the grocery store sooner then I thought she would..  Normally she's she spends more time and money there then she did today.  So I lost a chess game but saved money. 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #7

    Scottrf

    Laughing Mystery solved.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #8

    FlowerFlowers

    I know a few people would prefer to rename the thread "Why didn't I resign?"

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #9

    Oran_perrett

    people resign because they're bored or have things to do as often as they've played badly. you should have resigned earlier in this game

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #10

    Annabella1

    When you have to go...well....you have to go!! lol

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #11

    extremeblueness

    I have a policy: Never resign if you have even a percent chance of winning.

     

    (Of course, this policy is null and void if you have to do something in RL)

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #12

    blowerd

    extremeblueness wrote:

    Okay, so here's the game we played up until my opponent's resignation.

     


    Please help me figure out the reason for my opponent's resignation.

    Your 17... Rxe1+ move aquires nothing other than a simple exchange of rooks, which is to his advantage as he is already winning.  Moving a piece to give check is a bad move unless you have something backed up after it.  A better attempt to get control of the open file may have been to douple up your rooks. 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #13

    einstein99

    Ok I fess up.The lady's husband was coming in the front door as I was going out the back door!


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