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When are they offering draws and when are they resigning?


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    vistascan

    Ok, I have this really weird problem. I was going through some videos of chess games. At the end of the game, the players always shook hands, but I couldn't figure out if one of them was resigning or offering a draw. I mean, is there a way of telling from the videos, (if the position on the board is unclear of course) if the game is drawn or someone is resigning?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    lilAj

    not really, I've seen two players smile and shake hands over a drawn game...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    gshankaran

    To put it in perspective, when Anand and Topalov shook hands at the end of their 8th game in the just concluded World Championship match, several people (myself included) thought that they had agreed on a draw. When I saw the score of 1-0, I was shocked...clearly not everything is obvious unless it is put in writing. I guess shaking hands is just a polite and gentlemanly conduct and as such doesn't necessarily indicate the result of the game.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    Mephisto

    We have no way to know if its a draw or win unless we understand the position. The players of course do understand it.
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    Loomis

    Mephisto wrote:The players of course do understand it.

    Not always. Topalov resigned in a drawn position against Carlsen a couple years ago.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    david1995

    When someone smiles and shakes hands it doesn't necesarily mean a draw. I shake hands with my opponent after an OTB game no matter the results.

    Generally, they do announce the results

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    bobbyDK

    it is not really nessesary to guess with Magnus Carlsen.

    Kosteniuk beats Magnus Carlsen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeyXKTVYenA

    watch his reaction as he loses priceless. 6:33

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    blackjokercz

    So unfortunately doesn't exist more players, who jump and shout "Gegen diesen Idioten muss ich verlieren!".

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    Tricklev

    Loomis wrote:
    Mephisto wrote:The players of course do understand it.

    Not always. Topalov resigned in a drawn position against Carlsen a couple years ago.


    Yeah, sometimes even Grandmasters misjudge the position. And let's not forget Grandmasters that are known for early resigns, such as Ivanchuk.


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