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I just re-read the OP,it still makes little sense to me,the OP describes dropping a queen as "things(in the game are) getting a bit distressed" but thats insufficient reason to resign.What then is a sufficient reason? I'd rather start a new game than play out a lost one to it's inevitable conclusion.Earlier in this thread,Doggy_Style stated something insightful,many players "resign because the game is over, as a proper contest." I think there is much truth to that statement.
Well, I didn't expect my first thread here to spark a multi-layered controversy.
Clearly the barometer and conditions for resigning are different for many, and much more routine than I had expected.
I suspect my anticipation was that playing others through chess.com was considered a learning environment, and that a too-soon resignation would have been impolite to one's opponent... which was why I never did until all avenues were exhausted.
And likewise, when a game with a stronger opponent went to 69 moves, he down to just a King and a pawn, I wasn't impatient that he didn't resign.
Oh well. Thanks for all the input... I have a better (good) understanding of the ettiquite involved here.
I would say to just play for as long as you think you have a chance to stop your opponent from winning. I think it's nice to give respect to your opponent by resigning, but it's clearly not necessary. The rules are to play to checkmate or draw.
You resign when you want to resign for whatever reasons seem adequate to you. Nobody in the world has the right to say it was either too soon or not soon enough because it's not their call - it's yours. If they don't like that then they will not like the game of chess.
good than you might have fun with a King's Gambit or two... they rarely stay Quotidian for long
I'd agree with you, but I'm going to have to go look up quotidian first.
It means something very routine its almost an everyday occurance
@chess_gg, I take your point that I could have done as you did and just resigned (therefore the suffering was partially self-inflicted), but to be honest the thought never even crossed my mind, it was win the game now and worry about everything else later.
If you notice, is the OP the one who is saying that players here resign too early.
Well, I just never give up till the end and I dont know people think that is unpolite. I think game like real life. We should not give up, even we feel completely hopeless. I will fight till the end, even I know I will be lost. And I really like somebody who not resign too early. It is character, please dont think it is unsportmanship.
Resignation is prudent when the position is hopelessly lost. What "hopelessly lost" means is different for every player.
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