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people play on in dead drawn positions (having rejected 3 draw offers while a pawn down in a 4v3 rook endgame) just to run the other person out on time...
Is there no professionalism in online blitz?
I believe the professionals only offer one draw, not three
I suppose it's one of the unpleasant things about online blitz you're just going to have to tolerate. After all, it isn't against the rules to decline a draw offer.
With that number of pawns remaining, I don't think it is not worth to continue. Especially if along the game you applied a lot of pressure to opponent to where he is in time pressure now.
It also depends on the time control you have played, if it is has no increment it is a different story.
Another thing is how do I know if my opponent will not blunder?
There must be a strategy on how to play blitz.
What ended up happening was that I gave up my extra pawn to trade all the pawns off the board to end with KR vs. KR, and that's when I offered my final draw. Of course, he refused.
.... coaches are lying about themselves.
In that case you deserved a draw.
Would be better for a gui to adjudicate it as a draw, in case say after 6 moves have been played after kr-kr appeared on the board, and there is still no mate or something that a gui will detect that the other side is just doing nothing except to win on time.
I am in an interesting rapid game and the phone rings. I handle the call fairly quickly, but still lose in time pressure.
All KR vs. KR endgames without one side being able to capture a rook immediately are dead drawn. But yes, I no longer have mercy in online chess anymore. If I have time, I purposely promote many queens and slowly smother my opponent (avoiding stalemate of course).
I really gotta learn KBN vs. K...then I can be a real d*ck.
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