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Why did he not resign in such a losing position?

InsertInterestingNameHere

I just played a match vs this person, and even though I was nearly +40 in material, he didn’t resign. I’ve been noticing a trend where players don’t resign and hop around with only a king for 40 moves. Is it just me, or players around my rating, because I do watch chess and if you see you’re gonna lose you do usually resign.

justbefair
InsertInterestingNameHere wrote:

I just played a match vs this person, and even though I was nearly +40 in material, he didn’t resign. I’ve been noticing a trend where players don’t resign and hop around with only a king for 40 moves. Is it just me, or players around my rating, because I do watch chess and if you see you’re gonna lose you do usually resign.

 

 

Many coaches tell players to never resign.  I watched the Building Habits series from GM Aman Hambleton of the Chessbrahs and watched a lot of games he played against 400-500 rated players. It is amazing how often that dead lost positions were thrown back at him.

InsertInterestingNameHere

Even in +30 situations? I mean, I’ve seen pro players see they’re gonna lose in 10 moves, then resign. This dude waited until he had only a king.

Stock_Fish109
Cuz when ur up that much there’s a fairly high chance that you get a stalemate, especially at the very low level that you’re at (no offense)
eric0022

22. Qxb7+ and Black can forget about winning the game.

 

Maybe Black was hoping for a stalemate or a blunder from White so that a hero pawn can promote.

AussieRookie

Well then Adrian, why didn't you resign at move 20 in your last lost 41 mover, when you were Queen and 2 Knights down, but you continued on for another 21 moves?

InsertInterestingNameHere
AussieRookie wrote:

Well then Adrian, why didn't you resign at move 20 in your last lost 41 mover, when you were Queen and 2 Knights down, but you continued on for another 21 moves?

I still had some pawns and both rooks, and I was trying to escort one of the pawns to at least draw. Even at the end of the game, you saw me moving my pawn up to promote, no? Also, at my level, stalemates are common, so my opponent could possibly slip up. I don’t see the comparison, as I took his pawn on move 25, and he was still scrambling.

InsertInterestingNameHere

I also don’t see the resemblance between being up 10 in material vs being up 30 in material.

InsertInterestingNameHere
Stock_Fish109 wrote:
Cuz when ur up that much there’s a fairly high chance that you get a stalemate, especially at the very low level that you’re at (no offense)

None taken, maybe he was thinking I’d get a lot of queens and stalemate? I could see that.