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In response to the original posted question: the person who performs a perpetual check is taking advantage of carelessness on the part of their opponent, who had an advantageous game, but let their guard down. I have been on both sides of this situation. When I performed the perpetual check from an inferior position, I felt that I had taken advantage of the complacency of my opponent. When an opponent over whom I had a winning position made a perpetual check against me, I realized I had been the complacent one. Perpetual check is only one of the many pitfalls to be avoided when endeavoring to win a "won" game.
*bets that finalDAT has low ratings*
Yeah, that's really annoying when your opponent outsmarts you.
He should have been a "good sport" and resigned rather than embarrass you.
*bets that finalDAT has low ratings*
And is butthurt about an opponent drawing against him this way.
As someone whose main playing hsitory is a mere several months old, nice to see I'm being condescended to by more learned creatures who think they've achieved that crucial higher ground in this apparent caste system. If I'd have known some stuck-up bearded prig was going to put me in my place then perhaps I'd have known my place from the get-go.
Glad we have that settled.
Silence stuck up bearded prig !
Translation: "I've only been playing five minutes, but don't you dare tell me I'm wrong!"
Y'all want some cheese with that whine?
In respone to the original posted question: the person who performs a perpetual check is taking advantage of carelessness on the part of their opponent, who had an advantageous game, but let their guard down. I have been on both sides of this situation. When I performed the perpetual check from an inferior position, I felt that I had taken advantage of the complacency of my opponent. When an opponent over whom I had a winning position made a perpetual check against me, I realized I had been the complacent one. Perpetual check is only one of the many pitfalls to be avoided when endeavoring to win a "won" game.
Personally I think it's bad sportsmanship. It should be against the etiquette of the game warranting disqualification. Okay soccer / football... one team is three goals down, the goal keeper and defender resort to passing the ball back and forth and the rules say this could terminate the game with a technical 'draw'.
Err... no. Okay the analogy isn't identical, but it is similar enough to make the point. Oh but I hear some say it's up to the other team to prevent this from happening... What I have learned playing online chess is the number of petty idiots and sore losers who disconnect or let the clock roll when being beaten, and it's my guess that it's that type of person who made this sort of thing an accepted part of the game.
If you are in a position in which your opponant can put you in perpetual check then you are not "three goals ahead", as it were. You are not in a winning position at all. In fact you are in a quite careless and vunerable position and should be glad that you're only in check and can salvage a draw rather than being checkmated and losing the game outright. Let me guess, you think having more pieces on the board = winning?
it is part of winning to make sure there is no pertual check
if you fail to do so draw is the correct outcome.
if you cannot avoid pertual check draw is the correct outcome.
when you are on the edge of winning you are also on the edge of losing the win.
my opinion is that it is fair to use pertual check to save the game
if my opponent failed to avoid it.
So... the complainers do realise that checkmate/resignation/timeout is the win condition?
Reading this thread; 10 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
I always miss the fights.
Has to be a troll thread, no one can be this stupid.
No it's not a troll thread. You'd be surprised.
So funny for a thread that is longer than lord of the rings is to watch that so many people are saying NO MORE STOP STOP but people keep chiming in - seems to be the perpetual topic ... hmm
Ahhh. I see what you did there.
Every fool can win in blitz chess !
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