Mouse Slip - how to react?

Optimissed

Mouse Slip - how to react?
Swear a lot, kick the wall.
Ask for draw.

Kick the cat and throw yourself in nearest river.


Dzindo07

You dont have to drag the pieces you can just click

congrandolor

Another thing you can do is throw the mouse out of the window and smash your pc with a hammer. You'll feel better.

52yrral

Until you realize you can't afford a new one!

Howhorseymove
The occasional mouse slip is part of the game. I don’t allow take backs. Just as in other things in life can’t be undone ( I spill something on my shirt that will now require me to clean the shirt), so goes for mouse slips.
Anacapa

A mouse slip is may be trivial or disastrous, but it's still a player error.

PlayG4

To help prevent your own slips, make sure to click the piece you want to move and then the square where you want to place it. Don't drag pieces to squares.  Also, if you're playing longer time periods, consider turning on Confirm Move.

lukeleastonlyle
philidorposition wrote:

If he/she's a friend and the game is just a friendly game, just let it go. If it's just a normal game however, then I think the principle goes: He/she has tried to gain time by being less than careful and hasty about moving the piece, took a risk and simply failed this time. It's no different than a risky aggressive move that needs to be properly punished if possible. So just go ahead and take advantage of the "blunder."

Couldn't have explained it better myself.

lfPatriotGames
PlayG4 wrote:

To help prevent your own slips, make sure to click the piece you want to move and then the square where you want to place it. Don't drag pieces to squares.  Also, if you're playing longer time periods, consider turning on Confirm Move.

It seems like that is just as bad, sometimes even worse. I've tried that and it's slower. It's easy to click on the wrong square. I agree in slower time controls it would probably work, but so would just dragging the pieces.

When my opponent makes a mistake like that I always try to determine if it was intentional, like a sacrifice. If not I'll usually propose the takeback, not wait for them to ask. If they ask first I'll almost always say yes. No point in winning if it's because of a mouse slip.

glamdring27

I always drag pieces.  The fact I have a piece clinging to my mouse as I move it makes me more likely to drop it in the right place rather than just clicking somewhere and the piece I just clicked on landing there.

mgbill
Good etiquette question regarding a mouse slip-if it truly happened playing the computer, I take the move back. Playing against someone I would try to make up for it and shut my mouth. If I lost I would congratulate the winner and not make excuses and lessen her or his experience.

Many times being down from ill-fate increases the challenge and enhances the lessons to learn.

autobunny

When a mouse slips, the bunny always helps him or her up.  That's what any decent sentient would do. 

52yrral

They have mouse slips, cats pajamas, and other such things at the Thrift shop!

ElQueNadaNoSeAhoga

Mouse-slips are a part of online chess.  Beat 'em and deny the rematch.

trumpmagausa

Cuss at them and let the time run out 

manmirror
Me too. Had mouse slip sometimes. Just resign dude. Bad thing happens
trump2020maga1
Hardboiledeggs wrote:

My question to the greater chess community is, what is the proper etiquette if your opponent has a "mouse slip".  I recently played a game where my opponent made a bad move and claimed he had a mouse slip.  I would have let it pass but he accused me of taking advantage of him.  I considered his behavior petty and ungentlemanly but it begged a bigger question.  What is the proper thing to do?  There must be a rule in regular chess if a player drops his piece, etc. 

Yours truely, Hardboiledeggs

Take the piece and don't think twice, except for tactical reasons. Most likely he would do the same to you. No random CC user is worth the benefit of the doubt. I do not think anybody has ever shown me grace after a mouse slip and I never ask.