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My opponent didn't resign, even when he saw that there was simply no way to win... That to me shows great sportsmanship!!! Why aren't players on "Live Chess" more like that guy? I mean, you'll lose the same amount of points if you resign than if you lose the game... So why would anyone quit? By doing that, they're rejecting the notion that they might get a stalemate (In which case, both players usually get some points each) and are displaying poor sportsmanship... Also, I played White while my opponent played Black, and the game went like this (for those who are curious):
1. e4 e6, 2. Nf3 c6, 3. d4 d5, 4. Bd3 Nf6, 5. e5 Ne4, 6. O-O f6, 7. Qe2 f5, 8. Nc3 c5, 9. dxc5 Bxc5, 10. Be3 Qa5, 11. Bb5+ Nc6, 12. Bxc5 Nxc5, 13. Bxc6+ Bd7,14. Bxd7+ Nxd7, 15. Rad1 O-O, 16. Ng5 Qb6, 17. Qh5 Nf6, 18. exf6 Rxf6, 19.Qxh7+ Kf8 20. Qh8+ Ke7, 21. Qxg7+ Kd6, 22. Qxf6 Qxb2, 23. Qxe6+ Kc, 24. Qxd5+ Kb4, 25. Qb5+ Ka3, 26. Qxb2+ Kxb2, 27. Na4+ Kxc2, 28. Ne6 b5, 29. Nc7 Rb8, 30. Rd5 bxa4, 31. Rxf5 Rb1, 32. Rxb1 Kxb1, 33. a3 Kb2, 34. Rf3 a5, 35. h4 Kc2, 36. h5 Kd2, 37. Kf1 Kd1, 38. h6 Kd2, 39. h7 Kd1, 40. Rd3+ Kc2,41. Rg3 Kb2, 42. h8=Q+ Ka2, 43. Qd8 Kb2, 44. Qd2+ Kb1, 45. Re3 Ka1, 46. Re1#.
Why do Players Resign so easily on Live Chess?
On the master level it is considered impolite to carry on in a lost position. People act like we're all supposed to play that way ... and that is a load of garbage.
I resgn if I drop a piece early because I don't have fun playing a piece down, but if others have fun in similar situations, more power to them.
People who think it's rude to not resign take this game to serious and / or need a life asap
because we're awul & it's embarassing to feel defenseless.
So why would anyone quit? By doing that, they're rejecting the notion that they might get a stalemate (''In which case, both players usually get some points eac''?)
The guy with the lower rating gains points after a draw and the guy with the higher rating loses points.
I can't really comment as I have never experienced this, however what I do find annoying is players letting their clock run down to zero when they are clearly lost.
I don't think most people take LiveChess very seriously, and they really shouldn't. As far as I'm concerned, you should just do whatever seems enjoyable to you. I don't get irritated when opponents resign easily, nor do I mind when they force me to checkmate them in R+K vs. K. In LiveChess, it's just whatever.
In OnlineChess, I expect a more "typical" standard of sportsmanship. Keep playing if there is any hope for a draw, but don't make me go through the motions in R+K vs. K.
If they both have very similar ratings then they will niether gain or lose points but under no circumstances do they both GAIN points after a draw.
If I feel I am loosing, without seeing any good plans, then I prefer to resign and start a new game.
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