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Resignation

FriedRaccon
I just wanted to give a quick tip to all the beginners out there. Never resign. Always stay to see what happens. Even if you lose you may learn a thing or two. I learned most of my moves because I lost to other people using them. Keep practicing and learning and you will definitely see improvements. Take care y’all.
Harmon90
Hi as a beginner and rubbish , I always stick to the end even when I know I’m going to lose , do some players resign early because they haven’t checkmate in 3 .?
Git_er_done

technically if you are behind in material and position , you will only win if your opponent messes up. but beginners do mess up endgames, often only trying to promote a pawn because cannot checkmate without one. besides, you can force draw or stalemate against many beginner level instead of taking loss...that alone is an important skill yo develop imo.

Faris9591

Yeah I also not resign because stalemate come to me sometimes :peaceful

laurengoodkindchess

I agree! I tell my students to never resign.  

wornaki

I disagree. Resign when you are lost, unless you really want to see how your opponent mates you (if you can't see the mate yourself). Otherwise, if you know you're lost, please resign. Don't be a douche...

bluebeanbag

uh, if your opponent is just up a queen and no other pieces on the board, then why waste time waiting for the eventual checkmate 

Pupcake711

personally I resign because I just don't have much fun playing lost positions. Sure, as a beginner, my opponents are likely to blunder and there's still a chance I could win or stalemate, but why bother when the odds are 90% that the rest of the game is gonna kinda suck to play?
Though sometimes if they have a really interesting attack I'll keep playing to let them see it to its conclusion

Faris9591
wornaki wrote:

I disagree. Resign when you are lost, unless you really want to see how your opponent mates you (if you can't see the mate yourself). Otherwise, if you know you're lost, please resign. Don't be a douche...

The opponent can misclick

chess20202021

I am a newbie here. I agree with OP. Why resign? Let us enjoy the game. 

Novocastrian4

When someone's up well up in material and positioning, it seems like they have more options and as a result can make quicker choices. Gradually you're just going to get picked apart. Plus, I thought resigning was the gentlemanly thing to do.

frankyt5
How do you properly resign in a match I don’t know how
frankyt5
Can someone please help me because I have been accused of abandoned to many of my match’s with in a 90 day period because I don’t know how to resign a match properly
frankyt5
Now I don’t know what to do to correct this so I never get in trouble again!
Paleobotanical
Frankyt5: on the computer there’s a flag icon under the move list. Click that. On the app, there’s a menu icon that looks like a square made up of several lines. Tap that and choose “resign.”
frankyt5
I would do that but it look like I was asking my opponent if he or she wanted to resign because I was doing that and it seems like it was not working because it would not resign for me
frankyt5
No icon would pop up nothing happened
audiomagnate

I never make it to an endgame or a resignation because someone always blunders into checkmate first.

IMakasu
frankyt5 wrote:
No icon would pop up nothing happened

There should be two buttons that you can click, one for a draw and the other to resign.

Paleobotanical
Frankyt5: when you do that, somewhere on the screen it asks you to confirm that you want to resign. Look for that question to appear.