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The reverse troll


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    grantweep

    I'm sure we've all had our fair share of opponents who love to disconnect while in a hopelessly lost position. So, sometimes for fun I like to do the opposite.

    If I am playing live chess and winning very badly (usual scenario is something like: opponent only has king, I have 3-4 passed pawns and a rook or so), sometimes I needlessly prolong mate. I'll give myself a few extra rooks, maybe a bishop. Then, I tease a little in the chatbox, announce my intention to leave the game running for 4-5 minutes or so while I do a few chores around the house.

     

    Thoughts? So far I haven't actually run out of time myself, although it could definately happen if the dishes take too long to do. Maybe I just have a weird sense of humour.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    batgirl

    Thoughts?  Here's mime: That's both juvenile and inappropriate.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    waffllemaster

    Sometimes when I'm completely winning, I'll pass up an obvious mate to go for a prettier mate.  Usually just prolongs it 2 or 3 moves, but I'm sure they're wondering why I didn't just play the mate right away (while I'm wondering why they don't just resign).

    But to answer your question, I agree with batgirl.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    grantweep

    Juvenile? yeah, I can see why you might think that.

    Inappropriate? Naw, I'm not forcing anybody to play with me. You can resign at any time, I fail to see how its inappropriate apart from being offensive :P

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    Tin-Cup

    batgirl wrote:

    Thoughts?  Here's mime: That's both juvenile and inappropriate.

    +1

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    waffllemaster

    Heh, well I guess you're right they could just resign.  Shouldn't be a big deal because they're losing anyway right?

    But ok, it is juvenile :p

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    grantweep

    Yes Waffle. It also gives them a chance of winning if I don't make it back in time. If anything, im actually giving them a second chance here! Come on, it's not so much juvenile as much as a sign of playful boredom.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    steve_bute

    I reserve a similar treatment for players who both (1) don't respond to a courteous pre-game greeting and (2) continue play after all reasoned hope is gone. I stop moving when it's my turn and mate in one ... cut my nails, check on laundry, rinse a few dishes ... and return to move with a few seconds left. No one, I repeat NO ONE, has ever resigned ... and from that I must conclude that they enjoy the alternative and I am therefore doing them a pleasant service.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    waffllemaster

    steve_bute wrote:

    I reserve a similar treatment for players who both (1) don't respond to a courteous pre-game greeting and (2) continue play after all reasoned hope is gone. I stop moving when it's my turn and mate in one ... cut my nails, check on laundry, rinse a few dishes ... and return to move with a few seconds left. No one, I repeat NO ONE, has ever resigned ... and from that I must conclude that they enjoy the alternative and I am therefore doing them a pleasant service.

    Pre-game greetings are fine, but saying hi while my clock is ticking I find a tiny bit rude because it's distracting.  I don't care if it's on move 1, we can chat and say gg after the game is over.

    I don't reserve any special treatment for anyone, just giving you a different perspective on it.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    waffllemaster

    grantweep wrote:

    Yes Waffle. It also gives them a chance of winning if I don't make it back in time. If anything, im actually giving them a second chance here! Come on, it's not so much juvenile as much as a sign of playful boredom.

    Don't take it too hard, it's not as if I represent the model of supreme maturity Wink  We all have to be a bit juvenile from time to time to stay sane.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    steve_bute

    "saying hi while my clock is ticking I find a tiny bit rude"

    Why not say hi before moving? As one would face-to-face? I always do.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    nameno1had

    I think it is patronizing...

    However, this doesn't mean I would forbid it. Sometimes I think people deserve a taste of their own medicine.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    waffllemaster

    steve_bute wrote:

    "saying hi while my clock is ticking I find a tiny bit rude"

    Why not say hi before moving? As one would face-to-face? I always do.


    If the clocks have started I don't like it.

    It may also have to do with how I look at a game of chess.  In my mind to win, you really have to make the opponent suffer.  If we're in the middle of a game, I'm not in a friendly mood.

    After the game (face to face games) I'll smile and talk and joke about the game and be your friend.  But during the game I'm trying to make you suffer.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    Caesar_Reborn

    LisaV wrote:

    That isn't being a reverse troll.  That's being a dick.

    +1

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    ivandh

    batgirl wrote:

    Thoughts?  Here's mime: That's both juvenile and inappropriate.

    No, here's a mime:

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    heinzie

    Reverse troll? You're a genious!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    Fear_ItseIf

    Caesar_Reborn wrote:
    LisaV wrote:

    That isn't being a reverse troll.  That's being a dick.

    +1

    +2

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    eddysallin

    the planet is loaded w/ all kinds of things,some wonderful and amazing....others usefull, and then there are those who are just plain stupid 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    Tin-Cup

    Fear_ItseIf wrote:
    Caesar_Reborn wrote:
    LisaV wrote:

    That isn't being a reverse troll.  That's being a dick.

    +1

    +2

    LOL

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    pellik

    See how close to zero you can get your clock when you deliver mate. 


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