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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)...
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