Was this too early to resign?

  • #1

  • #2

    No, i think White is down too much material.  Since I see no way to defnend the rookk, White will be down a rook and a piece.  I think this position is worthy of resignation

  • #3

    thanks tjdiem

  • #4

    Young man, the pin on your b2-rook is the cail in the noffin....

  • #5

    It depends...

    Is the position lost ? Yes, without doubt. Actually, you can even take the b6 rook off the board, if my opponent has enough time on his clock, I still resign (one more piece + a4 passer = easy 0-1 at my level)

    Is the position worth playing on ? It depends. If you do not know how to mate with one more queen, you might want to learn.

  • #6

    here is another one. too early??

  • #7

    Again : it depends.

    If :

    1-you know how to win with one more queen

    2-you are sure your opponent knows that too

    AND

    3-you realized you lose a queen

    then yes. Otherwise, no.

  • #8

    This second puzzle I believe is mate in 2 after the forced Kf2 then follows Qh2+ and both Ke3 and Kxf3 result in Qe2++

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  • #10
    sfornmw wrote:

    This second puzzle I believe is mate in 2 after the forced Kf2 then follows Qh2+ and both Ke3 and Kxf3 result in Qe2++

    Nice spot !

    (Black is winning even without that, of course)

  • #11

    So the answer is no : let your opponent the pleasure of playing this nice mate, that's what make chess beautiful.

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