Never Give Up: Classical Games (Part 1)

Never Give Up: Classical Games (Part 1)

GrandMasterNoob21
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Never give up. How many times have you heard that? I am probably contradicting myself by writing this article since I resign a lot. I will be showing you examples and explaining why you should not give up.

#1. There is always a chance to win and make a comeback to draw or win. Here is an example of a game between to strong grandmasters. Varuzhan Akobian and Fabiano Caruana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyEWICkQTeE You will see that Var was down 2 pawns and then Fabi started to blunder it all away. I know 2 pawns doesn't seem much, but at the grandmaster level, that can be considered losing.

#2. Swindling. Sometimes you know you are going to lose a piece but can use psychology to your advantage. Your opponent might think you are losing but then maybe he thinks you have a super quiet or invisible move that he doesn't see. Here is an example of a game shown by the famous Agadmator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvSyp_AHfe8

https://www.chess.com/article/view/why-you-should-never-resign Here is an article by @Gserper to help you understand more about why you shouldn't resign.

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1682742 Here is a game between two chess streaming legends, Eric S Rosen and Daniel Naroditsky. Eric being a whole rook down manages to swindle a game against Naroditsky and even win it.

Now I will show you my game against a stronger opponent.

I was black in this game and couldn't flip the board so if you can flip the board it would be great to me. Thanks for reading and have a good day.