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Do YOU know when to resign?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #101

    shepi13

    Yeah - the worst part is that if I won I would have got a 100$ prize, and 50$ if I drew. So I naturally lose in 10 moves or so Laughing.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #102

    bcoburn2

    First you play to win- then you play for a draw-finally you play for a stalemate.then your opponent nails you to the wall.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #103

    AndyClifton

    shepi13 wrote:

    Yeah - the worst part is that if I won I would have got a 100$ prize, and 50$ if I drew. So I naturally lose in 10 moves or so .

    Oh boy, do I know that feeling... Yell

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #104

    mekuecks

    You can resign when ur seriously losing like down to king and rook and all u have is a king oir king and pawn otherwise unless its that obvious I would never resign actuall I'm very good at getting myself out of bad positions.  And just because ur a rook behind does not meaN UR LOsing.  As a matter of fact chess masters sometime purposely give away their queen knowing they'll have an advantage

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #105

    waffllemaster

    4 years old huh?  I knew these threads had a long history (even before the internet right) but I've never seen such a dinosaur in person Tongue out

    If they just stickied this, bishop vs knight, greatest player ever, and common courtesy in chess, we'd hardly ever seen a new topic huh.

    I still like my answer though.  I resign when:

    1. I believe my position is lost,
    2. I believe my opponent knows my position is lost and
    3. I believe my opponent is able enough to win without difficulty.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #106

    shepi13

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #107

    tennisbuck

    I only like resigning when I am in an end game, and my opponant is going to ineviditably promote a pawn. Otherwise I like to finish out all my games. Obviously their are some extreme exceptions, but this is the main time that I like to resign.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #108

    tennisbuck

    I only like resigning when I am in an end game, and my opponant is going to ineviditably promote a pawn. Otherwise I like to finish out all my games. Obviously their are some extreme exceptions, but this is the main time that I like to resign.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #109

    summersolstice

    The main situation for which I resign is when I lose both my rooks and my queen. Because they're the pieces I rely on most.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #110

    Scottrf

    Won today from a rook down against someone 100 points above me.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #111

    transpo

    Resign?  I would resign, but then I couldn't see your winning technique.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #112

    bobbyDK

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #113

    shepi13


    My opponent today found out that one should never resign. After all, you always have some winning chance.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #114

    AndyClifton

    I think what your opponent really found was that he needs to do a bit more work on his game. Wink

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #115

    shepi13

    My USCF rating went down by 2 because of that game. If I'd won it would have gone up by like 100 Cry. I feel like an idiot.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #116

    AndyClifton

    Wait a minute, you were White in that thing?!  Eek! 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #117

    shepi13

    I know - I get a 2200 tactics trainer rating but miss mate in ones.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #118

    AndyClifton

    Oh well, Nigel Short once fell into something rather similar (if it makes you feel any better)... Smile


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