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Draw offered? What?

  • #1

    This is a game I played.  I've been playing for 3 months, so I'm no GM, but I thought I played well.  My opponent offered me a draw after my last move, and then resigned after I declined.  I understand resigning, but why would I accept a draw?  Would love to know what people think.  If you see large errors, I love to know where and how I screwed up!

    Merci beaucoup!

  • #2

    People sometimes offer a draw in a totally lost position in hopes of that you'll accept it for whatever reason (even by accident) and thus they'll get a better result than what is inevitable. It's not a very courteous habit, though.

  • #3

    I like 22.Bd5 :)

  • #4
    waffllemaster wrote:

    I like 22.Bd5 :)

    I don't get it.  I assume it's a joke, because I'm looking and don't understand the tactical value.  If there is really something there, I'd like to know.

    I did notice that 21. Qxb8 is a free Knight.

    I also noticed that the game starts with the hypothetical I made, which means I don't know how to work the game diagram too well.

  • #5

    Good game. Nice planning you did there.

    P.S. Are you French? I know 'Moi' means 'Me'. So does 'Autre' mean 'Opponent'?

  • #6
    StrategicPlay wrote:

    P.S. Are you French? I know 'Moi' means 'Me'. So does 'Autre' mean 'Opponent'?

    No, I'm not French.  I've studied it in college and loved it, though.  Autre is other.  Technically I should use L'autre for The Other, but oh well.

  • #7

    with regard to wafflemasters suggestion of 22. Bd5, one thought is that this would clear out the pawn on e6 (assuming black takes the bishop on d5).  The freed-up space would then allow, say, Qe7, which puts black in a whole lot of trouble.

  • #8

    Being 18 behind is a whole lot of trouble anyways.


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