13528 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?
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!
Recently I played a friendly live game with a lower rated player. I currently rate 1398, and this player was 922. My opponent had only 1 possible move. To put his Queen infront of his King, then it was Checkmate my next move.
My opponent offered me a draw right at this moment, and I felt bad that I was going to Checkmate a little kid. He had told me he was 12 years old. I accepted the draw anyways but would you have done the same thing?
No. He may just have been a very sneaky midget.
No way, flush out your headgear, New Guy!
I would order him to resign and also to admit that the sky was blue.
Chess is a type of non-physical war in which the basic aim is to win and not show "mercy."
By accepting the draw, you may have had good intentions, but you were actually teaching the youngster the wrong lesson; everyone must learn how to deal with defeat and disappointment. In addition, losing the game would have taught him a lot more about his play.
Most certainly not, I am only here to win games at all costs. My uncle never let me win when I was only learning, but now I never let him win!
No way at all, I would have loved to have been playing him otb and said no let him make his move and play the mate.
Yeh I am with you on that 1 and have sinced played a few games with him, that I have played out and advised him to review the games and learn from his mistakes. See what happened before he lost a piece or was mated, and see what he could have done to prevent it.
yes I would most likely done the same thing,since it was a friendly game,he might learn a bit quicker,and enjoy the game more since you showed him that not everyone is taking this serious ly.
i'd only accept the draw if it came with special benefits. and i mean fits!
sorry but sometimes you have to be hard you can't alwase let them get away with a drow
A 12 year old is not a little kid. A 12 year old is a big ol' kid. You shouldn't even make this kind of peace treaty if you were playing a 5 year old who learned how the pieces moved last week but it would be more understandable.
You should have asked him why he was offering you a draw. Did he think the position was drawish or something?
It's really shocking the number of those who are around.
never ever would i accept the draw! If rated in any way (even internet) if i can win ill try win! But only reason id accept a draw is as a joke where i know ive won and opponent knows but jokingly accept a draw in a completely messing around game
Your talking bout me aren't you...
Is this the game under discussion ?
Obviously not, as that game doesn't match the description at all.
FM Borislav Ivanov Disqualified
by Irontiger a few minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by hot_as_the_sun 3 minutes ago
mate in 550 + mate in 551
by Moremover 4 minutes ago
Is it possible that there are psychic chess masters
by Ubik42 5 minutes ago
5/23/2013 - The Long Road Home
by EdsonAAH 7 minutes ago
position from the Vienna Game(i had to write at the bottom)
by NightFactory 8 minutes ago
We need more amateurs to post their annotated games.
by Bill_C 11 minutes ago
Should i stay or should I go? (Marriage low on "sex")
by vill0236 14 minutes ago
Concerned about trolling, again
by Ubik42 15 minutes ago
by NightFactory 15 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com