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Polite way to suggest to an opponent that its time to resign ...


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #41

    DonnieDarko1980

    I don't feel offended easily, but I feel offended if my opponent suggests that I should resign. After all, at 1300 standard, I'm not a strong player, but I certainly should know enough of chess to decide for myself if I see any purpose in playing on. My reaction to this is disabling chat and playing on until mate.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #42

    ACWolfpack

    I JUST FINISHED A GAME A WEEK AGO WHERE I THOUGHT ITS TIME INDEED FOR ME TO RESIGN.JUST THEN MY OPPONANT MADE A BLUNDER THAT LED TO MY WINNING THE GAME.

    UNLESS YOUR IN A MATE IN ONE OR TWO MOVE SITUATION,I THINK ONE SHOULD CONTINUE. A LOSS IN MATERIAL IS NOT SUFFICIENT REASON TO RESIGN IN MY OPINION. EXCERSIZE YOUR BRAIN MATTER TO HOPEFULLY PULL OFF A WIN.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #43

    Crazychessplaya

    How about a quiet, yet convincing yawn?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #44

    NKT73

    Well, if it were my friend and the person asked me to resign, I would do it.  However, if it were left up to me, I would usually play on.  After all, if you enjoy chess, you would play as long as possible!!hehe  Anyways, I have resigned early a couple of times and it just leaves me feeling like something is missing.  LIKE it was really not a lost on my part.  If my opponent is going to win, let it be shown on the record that he won through good game play all the way until he checkmates me!!hehe

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #45

    hankm

    There is a very fine line here. It really depends on how simple the position is. For instance, if my opponent was, say, a rook down in the middle game, I would hardly expect him/her to resign. But if my opponent was a rook down, and it was a king and rook vs. king situation (an extremely simple endgame that virtually every tournament player knows) I would be rather irritated if he/she didn't resign. Even so, though, I think there is never a time where it is polite to suggest that your opponent should resign. If your opponent wants to waste his/her time playing a totally lost position, you really shouldn't give a darn.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #46

    Teary_Oberon

    When your opponent refuses to resign and is bugging you, just do what Teary does:

     

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #47

    Loufoque

    In the case of the game: Ish vs Tears Var Lan 1-0 I understand, the person is a stubborn ...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #49

    __vxD_mAte

    LoL good game! As the Scotch say ... "Nay Bother"! (or Neigh Bother)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #50

    deMangler

    What is considered rude in tournaments, or clubs, is one thing, but on line it is really so dependent on who you are playing. If you don't know them - how do you know what they will condisder rude?

    Personally, I think it is presumptious to resign in the assumption that, "your opponent must want you to, but for some reason they have not seen fit to draw your attention to their boredom." If I found myself wanting someone else to resign I would either control my impatience or ask them to resign. Preferably the former.

    I am usually dissapointed if my opponent resigns. But then, I know I am not typical so I do not consider it rude if they resign, just a bit of a missed opportunity for me to play the game out to the end.

    Like slaughter, sometimes chess is messy, but you have no-one to blame but yourself if you are faced with a drawn out messy kill rather than a quick one.


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