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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.
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...
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
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
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 and3. I believe my opponent is able enough to win without difficulty.
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.
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.
Won today from a rook down against someone 100 points above me.
Resign? I would resign, but then I couldn't see your winning technique.
My opponent today found out that one should never resign. After all, you always have some winning chance.
I think what your opponent really found was that he needs to do a bit more work on his game.
My USCF rating went down by 2 because of that game. If I'd won it would have gone up by like 100 . I feel like an idiot.
Wait a minute, you were White in that thing?! Eek!
I know - I get a 2200 tactics trainer rating but miss mate in ones.
Oh well, Nigel Short once fell into something rather similar (if it makes you feel any better)...
tactics trainer rating to elo rating
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Opposite of "Best Player Never to Become World Champion"
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OTB chess rule?
by Tatzelwurm 4 minutes ago
Why can't I delete Sent Messages???
by BigChiefMugumajola 6 minutes ago
If you were allowed only one chess book ?
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3/29/2015 - Front And Center
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winning on time
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Getting back into OTB play- What equipment is acceptable?
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