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It is one thing to play out a game when you are losing in order to learn something i got no problem with that, but to continue a game where you are down to a king vs. 2 queens for instance shows a clear lack of respect for your opponent. When you are down MASSIVE amounts of material and in a position where you have no chance at all just resign.
Does it really happen so often as to bother you?
it hasn't happened to me thus far
Thanks for your input guys, don't get me wrong 'all i'm saying is i have been playing chess for about 40 years now and it just seems like there is no respect for your opponent anymore.
...which surely isn't long enough to get wound up by it.
I think there is a tendency on this site for people to think the worst about their opponents motives. For example, personally, I do not have enough chess experience yet to recognise the point at which a game has become lost, and therefore I might play some positions past the point at which more experienced players may resign, so that I can learn how these positions will go on to lose and thereby build up my knowledge and experience (see my most recent defeat, for example).
OK, so the example in this thread is an extreme one, but I have read this complaint over and over again. As has been said many times, quit moaning, give your opponent the benefit of the doubt, and finish the game.
Unless the guy with the queens causes stalemate. Unless you have a darned good reason to risk it, one is probably the number of queens to use.
Exactly! What's with this snobby craving for respect?! When someone is so easily hurt by an opponent that just feels like playing it to the end, it suggests there is a sensitive spot somewhere, and fear of being exposed... Are you afraid of your opponent not acknowledging you as the superior player? That the opponent is rude enough to hope for a stalemate (King in corner, queens along the neighboring file and column)?
In my opinion, it's be pointless to play it to the end, but silly and stiff to be hurt by it. It should only take a few second of play...
At my chess club, there is this one opponent who always plays on till checkmate. I thot that was the norm for rapid play.
So I've got no problems with that. But apparently, when I did the same to another player during a rapid game, he got furious and refused to shake my hand afterwards. Go figure that out. *shrug*
I completely disagree. Worst case scenario : the time control is a move every 14 days , only 4 moves to mate but the loser is waiting till that last hour of the 14 days to make his move, you do the math! Its OBVIOUS he isnt resigning simply because hes (or she) is a jerk and is doing this out of spite. This is extremely bad "sportsmanship" and I will be glad when there is a sportsmanship rating here so I can simply avoid such bozos in the first place. I had one who was in check, had one legal response and it was mate next move. They went on vacation and after making me wait several days when they did come back didnt move or resign but just let their time run out. Whats wrong with such people?
So in the end the win was awarded to you? What's the complaint?
The complaint is that this was a calculated insult to me and caused me to have to check this game every day when it could have been over (with some honor intact) had they simply resigned or moved and let me mate them. Something else, people who defend such behavior are no better , in my book, than those who behave this way. I now am much more picky about who I play , I no longer play people who have 5% time outs or more. I also check the losses of people I am considering playing and if I see they refuse to resign when clearly lost I simply dont play them.
I have been in the position of the lone king and mate that setup last ten moves, but I think it was because the person I was playing wasn't very sure how to mate sombody with those pieces. From what I have read though it does look like an insult to me
And I'm really glad you start choosing opponents that suit your criteria, because this constant complaining is working on my nerves.
You complain about some calculated insult some player directed at you by his behavior, then Mr. Etiquette goes and call him a jerk? Way to go dude.
Btw, I resign when my position is lost, although here and there I might play a game a few moves more than what is necessary. I don't go on vacation, without actually going on vacation and letting the time run out is not my style either. So all in all I'm not defending what this player does. You calling me a jerk, does not really bother me. It only tells me something more about you.
LOL I wondered why you would defend such behavior willie until I just checked your most recent loss to kawazaki ! A game that you also should have resigned long before you did. Its not surprising to find one defending "their own". I am sure if I checked some more of your losses I would find more such games. Its only natural for one to defend their own eh?
Any player with any honor at all would have resigned when they dropped a piece to a higher rated player....DUH.
In this game with kawazaki on which move white should resign? If it's Rebs game then probably on move eight 8.d4... Bad day.. Piece down.. blunder.. and resign. But for a 1400 rated player the board is still full of chances.
Although many (if not all) tend to resign when they see no chances. It happens that some resign too late. Because what is a late resign for Fritz, Reb or for me.. might be early resign for King William.
You have to see my wife playing against a computer set to ELO 1000. She wins almost every game enen though from time to time she losses a piece or two ;)
Don't get me wrong (as you did with King William) I have no respect for people who resign late in correspondence chess. But this game is still playable at level of 1400.
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