21250 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
suppose you are playing a cheat and it's 2 moves from checkmate, you're getting thrashed but your opponent gets booted before the mate, would you have felt thick for resigning too early ?
First i would want him back to give him the whuppin he deserves. 2nd i would want to do it again. 3rd i repeat first 2 previosly mentioned. 4th i would forget that game so quick as it meant nothing. 5th is what i take on those type of situations.
and the 6th ?
(just in case it might make any sense)
Elubas does have a point. There have been many examples of someone miscalculating something in what would otherwise be a winning game. I know I've often became too comfortable in a game and missed an important, but easy to stop move.
One thing I _do_ tend to do when mate is 2-3 moves out and the opponents moves are forced is put in conditional moves. Which I intend as a gentle hint that "Hey, you were *so* lost you could have resigned."
This reminds me of this game. There are several ways to mate here. Free members get only one line, so I went with the most forcing one just for the conditional moves. This starts a couple of moves ahead because I thought the black was clever with Ke7, tempting b8=Q??, giving them a stalemate.
This game also uses promotion when already ahead!
There is an Australian expression which is apt in this situation -
'If a man's down, keep your foot on his neck.'
1 1 bullet game, we both did way more than our fair share of nonsensical moves. and we both finished with over 3 minutes...
If I have anything less than two queens and the checkmate isn't obvious then yeah I'm promoting. More than two queens is overkill. lol
In online games, I prefer the quickest way to win, except when there is a forcing sequence (or more than one) of moves that lead to mate, which I can enter and then ignore the game until it's over. OTB: whatever's quickest.
@ekorbai, haven't heard that one before, but you might like this one. Australian fairness ... for values of fairness: "Don't hit a man when he's down. Kick him, it's easier." (Not that I know if that saying is particularly Australian, but it may be; these days the "never give a sucker an even break" is more likely to be heard.)
I think you should Always Need 2 Queens. One Queen makes The Mate and The Other Queen makes a meal for you.
You missed 87... Ne1.
Yeah I saw that after :(
Podium Prediction Plus (PPP) - "2015 Showdown in St. Louis"
by MSC157 a few minutes ago
11/25/2015 - Cat And Mouse
by enrike88 2 minutes ago
by CedarsNH 6 minutes ago
by badenwurtca 8 minutes ago
Refutation to the Ruy Lopez
by kiiiira 9 minutes ago
Martin0 vs. skotheim2 match
by skotheim2 14 minutes ago
Algunos finales más o menos elementales.
by amirtanhadoost 17 minutes ago
by kaynight 18 minutes ago
want to get insulted for free ?
by kaynight 21 minutes ago
Millionaire Chess 2!!
by woton 28 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!