Players Who Offer Draws in Hopelessly Lost Positions

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Apparently some have interpreted by original post as a complaint.  It wasn't a complaint.  It was just an observation.  As I said, it was a problem on Pogo because the program wouldn't allow you to move until you first declined the draw.  Because of that, unscrupulous players would offer a draw after every move in lost positions in an attempt to win on time.  I also said that is not an issue on this site because one may decline the draw by simply making a move.  However, some players do that here and I think it's silly because it achieves nothing.  Not a complaint.  Not a call for chess.com to crack down.  Just an observation.

Ageiswisdom

kaynight wrote:

Obviously, it does bother you, as you have written enough material on it to equal War and Peace.

Clearly you have never read W& P...too many big words?

uplaner

@darkhorsejames Your comment makes as much sense as this whole thread here.

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darkhorsejames wrote:

I would say the King's Indian Defense the better choice because it threatens mate in 3 moves. But White shoudl equalize with ease. Just use a minority attack against the rook pawn.

The King's Indian threatens mate in three moves!?  Damn!  I've been playing the Benoni, which threatens mate in 39 moves (assuming some inaccuracies on white's part).  I need to start playing the King's Indian more often!

uplaner

@FBloggs LOL, but don't forget darkhorsejames' minority attack on the rook pawn. Otherwise it's just a drawwink.png.

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uplaner wrote:

@FBloggs LOL, but don't forget darkhorsejames' minority attack on the rook pawn. Otherwise it's just a draw.

Oh yeah.  I forgot about that caveat.  I was looking forward to announcing mate in three right after my opponent opened with 1. d4.  I imagined him thinking, "Darn it!  Fischer was right about d4 being an inferior opening move!"

Simonpal19

I never thought this to be an issue but then, I never played in pogo either.

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Simonpal19 wrote:

I never thought this to be an issue but then, I never played in pogo either.

It was an awful place to play chess.  And then it got worse so I started looking around and found this site, which I think is very good.

Simonpal19

I agree. I found this site recently and it is a good place for serious or playful chess and everything in between.

Forkedupagain

Not, is enough.

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Forkedupagain wrote:

Not, is enough.

Would you mind expounding on that just a tad?

Simonpal19
FBloggs wrote:
Forkedupagain wrote:

Not, is enough.

Would you mind expounding on that just a tad?

Not