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Well, I went to my very first tournament a couple days ago, and this kid (my opponent actually) told me that I could not promote my pawn, and so I didn't. In the end I ended up beating him, and I got 2nd place in the unrated section. But what I actually want to know is; Did I get played, or was he right when he said that I could't promote my pawn?
I'm not sure i understand.Was it, you couldn't promote your pawn cause it was illegal? (eg, if u move ur pawn down, his bishop checks you or something) Or was it like, him just not wanting u to get a queen.If it was just him not wanting u to get a queen, then, well, you dont actually ahve to listen to him. EIther way, u beat him right?
I would have expected that if promoting the pawn was an illegal move, the site would not have accepted it. It seems unusual for an opponent to make a suggestion and I probably would not have paid attention to it.
What was the position? I assume you recorded it¿
yes, I did beat him, but it wasn't an illegal move, and I wasn't sure f he was lying or not cuz it was my first tournament
it wasn't an illegal move and I was playing in an actual tournament, not on Chess.com
no I didn't, I was just playing in the unrated section
Wow... Why did you listen to him? He just didn't want you to get a queen... Wow. Just wow.
Sounds suspiciously like he was trying to cheat to me. Good work for beating him anyway though.
Sounds kinda like he was just being a poor sport and didn't want you beating him like you did! If you have a dispute over the legality of a certain move or such, just call over an arbiter to confirm the action - certainly don't rely on your opponent to direct your course of action (especially if it is a kid, sorry).
But regardless, congratulations on securing 2nd place in the tournament! Bravo!
Yeah, sounds like a ploy to try and salvage an embarrassing loss. Good work on beating him anyway, but next time, promote the pawn and see what happens ;)
Record your games, even in unrated events. not only will it protect you in disputes, but you can take the game home, analyze it, and learn from it. better yet you can play it over with your opponent afterwards and find out his thoughts and ideas.
Keep a record of all games. It allows you to analyze them and deal with any disputes that arise. It sounds like this kid needed a swift kick in the pants. Personally, I would have made him wear a dunce cap that said "I can never get promoted because I'm too much of an idiot." Of course, I'm sure the tournament officials wouldn't approve. What a brazen more on the kid's part. Little bastard!
Clearly, you got conned by this kid. If, as I assume, this was a USCF tournament, you could have 1) stopped your clock and 2) contacted a tournament director (TD) for clarification.
I've heard kids say some ridiculous things at tournaments; though in fairness, the three or four worst things came out of the mouth of one obnoxious kid I sat next to at a large regional tournament a couple of years back. But one thing I hear not infrequently is that, if you promote your pawn and need an extra queen, using an upside-down rook means that your promoted piece is, in fact, a rook. This is a lot of nonsense, and the USCF rulebook has a specific section (8F7, if I remember correctly) clarifying it.
at your level you should not believe or listen to anything that Patzers like that say!
they will stay stupid and pittyful Patzers, you should learn chess and advance! and not listen to opponents who try to cheat!
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