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The impolite person is the one who did not resign in a hopeless position. Not only was he impolite--he was doing an immoral thing--delibertly playing on and causing his opponent time and effort.
The way he ended the game helps to point out that he was doing an immoral thing.
We older guys seem to be the only ones aware of good, old-fashioned chess etiquette.
But, maybe we are the last of a breed...dinosaurs. lol
I will never undersstand why many players think it is good not to resign and play on in hopeless situation.s. You do not learn that way and only show your ignorance of chess and it says something about your personality.
Here is the way to end the game when you realize you are lost--resign or do something even better as one of my postal opponents did--let me do an empaulette mate! It was a tribute to my play.
A sane man in an insane world!
Actually I think players who do what this opponent did--should be banned from the chess organization they are playing chess in for intentional bad behavior.
I agree to a certain extent. I have recently finished 2 games with a 2100 opponent at 3 day per move chess. They were truly great games although we both made a number of mistakes. What did spoil it a little was my opponent played on till a move before checkmate in both games, both where I had a queen and he had irrelevant material (2 dead pawns in one game and nothing in the other). It tarnishes the experience. If you are good enough to get to that position then I would think you deserve the respect of resignation when its due.
Do you play on in a dead lost position because you don't know how to resign gracefully to your "lucky" chess opponent? Do you feel embarrassed to resign too soon with a large crowd looking over your shoulder? To admit defeat because you were outplayed or that your opponent is better than you (never mind his higher rating; you have always been underrated) is unheard of in chess. I have never seen a chessplayer whose eyes were not gleaming with murderous revenge after losing.
The act of resigning gracefully is an art few have mastered. In theory, the simple task of resigning gracefully consists of gently, but firmly, picking up your king and laying him on his side while simultaneously saying, "I resign" in a distinct manner. You then extend your right hand and congratulate your deserving opponent for a fine game, shaking his hand with dignity and pride.
In practice, however, other methods of resigning are more commonly employed. One popular method when using your opponent's pieces is to gently, but firmly, pick up the king, then hurl it as far as you can across the tournament room, knocking the rest of the pieces over, while simultaneously saying a host of profanities in a wild and crazy manner. The opponent's board sometimes comes crashing down his head as an extra gesture of a well fought game. Another gesture of the middle finger may follow.
Another popular method of resigning is the extension of the right arm towards your opponent. At first, the gesture looks like a friendly handshake. But as the arm gains momentum, the open hand becomes a closed fist gaining acceleration towards the nose of the unsuspecting opponent. For hypermodern players, both arms are extended towards the opponent. The hands stay open but placed around the neck of the opponent who is then shaken vigorously until the opponent's face turns a dark blue color. Usually, the tournament director intervenes at this point to make sure the game is over.
Here are some guidelines for chessplayers on how to act after a hard-fought game of chess.
FOR THE WINNER
1 Be tolerant. Why tell your opponent how badly he played?
2 Remember, you never had an inferior position.
3 Tell your opponent he played well but needs to work on his opening, middlegame, and endgame.
4 Remind your opponent that he played his moves too fast and careless.
5 Recommend some beginner chess books to your opponent to improve his play. Books by Reinfeld should work.
6 Invite him to stay longer and analyze the game for all of his mistakes.
7 Challenge your opponent to another friendly match at your convenience.
8 Try not to laugh at your opponent.
FOR THE LOSER
1 Be tolerant. At least you know your opponent got lucky.
2 Remember, you never had an inferior position (until the blunder of the last move).
3 Tell your opponent he should have lost because of his poor opening, middlegame, and endgame.
4 Remind your opponent that he played too slow and delayed the game.
5 Recommend some better playing conditions next time.
6 Tell your opponent you must go and already late for an appointment because of his slow play.
7 Challenge your opponent to another revenge match at a more suitable time.
8 Try not to cry in public.
I never chat during chess. However, in this case there were a few words back and forth...but only well into the game. I think he called me a joker. Nice.
Very nice Tibbir. Is it yours (are you Bill Wall)?
no, I copied it, that is why i put his name. No, I is as far from Bill wall as you can get.
Opposite of Bill Wall? That would be Receipt Ditch then? Hello Mr Ditch.
If I had a person purposely trying to drag a hopelessly lost game out, I'd most likely put in a bunch of conditional moves and let the game play itself.
I've done that too and the real jerks only answer one move at a time every two and a half days.
I would never notice. I'm kind of a slow mover. I'm always happy when I finally get caught up with all my moves.
Resigning is an option that a player may exercise on his own sweet will, not to be expected from the opponent, much less demanded. You agreed to play an online chess game with 3 days/move against an opponent whose way of thinking you were not aware of. So just do that and finish the game by checkmating your opponent. Don't complain about his not resigning.
You are upset with him because he does not resign when in his position, you would have. In my opinion it's too aggressive a way of thinking. You play your chess your way and he does his.
Skand, well-said. Thanks for your time and kind words.
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