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Chess Etiquette Question


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #1

    qrayons

    Is it rude to announce when you have a forced mate? Recently I was playing and had a forced mate in 8, which is by farthest ahead I've ever calculated a forced mate, and wasn't sure if it was rude to announce it. Also, is it rude to ask to play it out? It was a smothered mate and would be the first time I would've pulled one of those off in a game.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #2

    MSC157

    I guess that to annouunce it in a polite way is ok. At least I would be ok with this. To ask to play it out, I would prefer to ask it when the game is unrated. Because nobody wants to be mated. :D

    I think the general rule would be "do what you'd like others would send to you" or something like that, IDK. :)

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #3

    Scottrf

    I would consider it somewhat rude.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #4

    Umadbrother95

    Morals and Etiquette are for the weak minded, say whatever you want to say no one cares

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #5

    linuxed

    I would consider it rude, but I still think you should.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #6

    darkener

    No need to announce anything. Just play your game. Force him to resign by playing your moves and not by your wisdom.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #7

    Scottrf

    darkener wrote:

    No need to announce anything. Just play your game. Force him to resign by playing your moves and not by your wisdom.

    Yeah a few reasons:

    1. I'm not sure talking is allowed other than draw offers or resignations.

    2. It's a little offensive 'I've seen more than you'. Maybe you don't care for offending people but maybe they wont analyse with you.

    3. You may be wrong in which case you look stupid.

    Just play moves.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #8

    Unmaster

    LOL yeah I would never announce a mate because if I was wrong... god I'd want to kill myself!   

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #9

    MSC157

    Unmaster wrote:

    LOL yeah I would never announce a mate because if I was wrong... god I'd want to kill myself!   

    +1

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #10

    LongIslandMark

    +1 on the other posters for me. If I thought I saw a forced mate in 8 (!), announced it, then it didn't happen? Just play out the moves if that is really what is there and your opponent will see it eventually.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #11

    Legally-Blonde

    you can have it announced on your local radio station.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #12

    Umadbrother95

    Legally-Blonde wrote:

    you can have it announced on your local radio station.

    Legally-boring-Blonde , try harder next time

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #13

    Legally-Blonde

    what was it you were looking for, child ?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #14

    Umadbrother95

    A funnier joke, or maybe a simple shut up would have done the job

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #15

    Legally-Blonde

    I could never be as funny as all the guys in your group.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #16

    Umadbrother95

    shut up clown

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #17

    Legally-Blonde

    make me big boy.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #18

    L2Gt

    Well that escalated quickly

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #19

    Umadbrother95

    zip it clowns

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #20

    Legally-Blonde

    try harder.


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