Mouse slip = draw? Common Etiquette (NO!)

Mouse slip = draw? Common Etiquette (NO!)

NM linlaoda
Mar 7, 2016, 1:09 PM |

I dabbled in bullet the other day and it occurred to me that there is a growing consensus on what is the common etiquette when one makes a "mouse slip" blunder.

For example if your opponent makes an "obvious" blunder such as hanging their queen on move 3. They would offer a draw, and "common" etiquette is to accept the draw.


This concerns me as this does not make sense to me. Does this mean that I can guarantee a draw by making this mouse slip intentionally?


The whole point of bullet chess is to increase the chances of errors like this. It thus is my opinion that we should not expect draw offers when mouse slips occur. That's part of the game.