10862 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Not the classiest post.
Respectfully, that is quite a negative and insulting thing to say. I'm not sure that going around criticizing other people's posts really qualifies as the height of classy either.
For what it's worth, I was quite proud of the sequence, even before I knew my opponent had walked off and left his clock running. This kind of mate also happens to be one of my favourites aesthetically. I may not be a GM but I have as much right as anyone else to share games that I am proud of on this forum, as well as checkmates that I think have an element of beauty.
As for the background on the game: That is what truthfully happened, and why the last move is missing. I always try to be friendly and respectful to the people I play with on here. But I have no problem naming and shaming people who are abusive and spiteful. Why should I have?
My personal feelings regarding those people might not strictly belong here, but I'm sure most people probably feel the same way, and it happened to be relevant to this particular game.
Maybe in the future you could post something relevant to the game at hand too.
As opposed to posting an embarrasing loss for some guy that took place elsewhere, commenting on a post in the same thread it had appeared in seems quite fair, don't you think? When you post publicly, you get feedback, and sometimes it's critical. To be expected, no?
For what it's worth, I was quite proud of the sequence,
I get it. I suspect many do. You're gloating.
Site policy directs you to not name and shame like this.
I suppose anything is possible.
+1. What this guy did is disrespectful, but it doesn't make you any better for lording over your victory in public. This happens ALL THE TIME in online play. Just noplay the guy and move on. If you absolutely can't stand being hatewaited, don't play such a long time control.
this dog is all class. plus he types.
I have problems with those that are spitful.
sometimes a dog needs to sweat.
Well I'm sorry if I came across as lording over my victory. Though I was quite pleased with the last few moves, there really isn't much to brag about here. I know better players would consider most of my moves to be questionable blunders, so I have little reason to be cocky about anything. I was just happy to win, and happier that my opponent turned out to be the kind of person who deserves no mercy. And I really do like those checkmates, why doesn't anyone want to talk about that?
As for gloating... Seriously? That is kind of 90% of what Game Showcase is about from what I have seen. Occasionally I see people post games that have something genuinely interesting about them, but most of what I have seen here are people posting really long boring games and giving themselves double exclams all over the place. At least this game is short and sweet.
I'm not really that upset about the guy quitting the game. I just went and got a drink and chatted in other window till the time ran out. It's happened to me loads of times before, I'm pretty used to it.
I wanted to post the game because I thought the checkmate was kind of cool. Normally I wouldn't bother because people can see the names, and I know I wouldn't like someone posting my embarrassing loses here and gloating over them. I certainly wouldn't want to do that to someone who was friendly and who I had a nice game with.
But obviously with this guy, I really didn't see any reason to hold back. Obviously I wasn't expecting quite the response I got on here. If I have inadvertently angered everybody, then I'm sorry.
I really don't know what else to say. I'm really sorry, and humbly apologise. In future I will try to conduct myself with more class I'm sure.
That aside (hopefully), Does anyone want to talk about the game? No? Ok :)
so -- much -- to read
Well I'm sorry if I came across as lording over my victory. Though I was quite pleased with the last few moves, there really isn't much to brag about here.
Plus, most of us here just love dogs.
10/2/2014 - Judit Polgar - Artashes Minasian, Batumi, 1999
by wtr49p a few minutes ago
The greatest player that "might" have lived.
by Erik-the-Viking 6 minutes ago
Inviting a friend to live chess
by slider191 19 minutes ago
10/1/2014 - Mate in 3 Again
by mmwanjeya 39 minutes ago
Is the Fried Liver Attack good for white?
by harshi_n 44 minutes ago
Stop with solving tactics ??
by VanCamal 50 minutes ago
Latvian gambit rescue ?
by uh-ohh 96 minutes ago
Windows Phone 8 Beta Testers Needed
by sergrnz 119 minutes ago
by ghostofmaroczy 3 hours ago
Ashley's Million-dollar chess tourney - but bring your own clocks
by edmundich 3 hours ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!