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Offering a draw


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #21

    LordHarnois

    It seems to me a fellow that takes an ask for a draw as offensive if the askee is in a losing position are taking online chess a bit to seriously.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #22

    julian_TSG

    I agree...I mean if ur in a won position I don't think your oponent is questioning your skills because he just lost a game against u...of cause there is nothing funny about it but it doesn't hurt anybody eithet so why get offended?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #23

    Scottrf

    Because it's immature, akin to throwing a strop. You know your opponent wont take it, it's just a tactic to be a pain in the arse.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #24

    julian_TSG

    If the game is won this 'tactic' is not gonna work and if ur afraid he could have a chance not to lose the game because of a psychologic effect (i don't even think there is one) than the game is obviously not clearly won...

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #25

    Zinsch

    I don't consider a single draw offer to be rude. Only if you do it over and over again, it is.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #26

    Scottrf

    I don't care if the tactic works, but it's unsporting for someone to resort to that.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #27

    LordHarnois

    IT'S NOT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP it's a few online games for fun =)

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #28

    iixxPROxxii

    If you are in a lost position versus a skilled player, then resign rather than offer draw. It is more respectful.

    I would only offer draw if my opponent is in time trouble.

    Sometimes I offer a draw in the first few moves of the game because I have to answer the phone.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #29

    cookiemonster161140

    Against computer 2 in live chess I was up a Queen and offered the computer a draw (because pizza delivery was at my door) and the computer refused.

    How rude.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #30

    LordHarnois

    dude cookiemonster i have that picture on my phone
    *offtopicabit* 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #31

    iixxPROxxii

    cookiemonster161140 wrote:

    Against computer 2 in live chess I was up a Queen and offered the computer a draw (because pizza delivery was at my door) and the computer refused.

    How rude.

    Nice, lol. Once Comp3 drew because of poor queen placement (stalemate).

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #32

    fissionfowl

    cookiemonster161140 wrote:

    Against computer 2 in live chess I was up a Queen and offered the computer a draw (because pizza delivery was at my door) and the computer refused.

    How rude.

    I have all the computers blocked for that reason.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #33

    videomantv

    I wouldn't take it if he was ahead and I offered a draw as a joke, I figured no one would do it or take it seriously, I would feel bad if they did accept it.

    So I see your point, that makes sense. thanks for the feedback, it helps to learn what is accepted, I have only been playing a few months, and never before online, so what[s accepted isn't clear. It just  sort of reminded me of Monty Python's Black Knight in the Holy Grail,


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