Do YOU know when to resign?

  • #101
    shepi13 wrote:

    Yeah - the worst part is that if I won I would have got a 100$ prize, and 50$ if I drew. So I naturally lose in 10 moves or so .

    Oh boy, do I know that feeling... Yell

  • #102

    You can resign when ur seriously losing like down to king and rook and all u have is a king oir king and pawn otherwise unless its that obvious I would never resign actuall I'm very good at getting myself out of bad positions.  And just because ur a rook behind does not meaN UR LOsing.  As a matter of fact chess masters sometime purposely give away their queen knowing they'll have an advantage

  • #103

    4 years old huh?  I knew these threads had a long history (even before the internet right) but I've never seen such a dinosaur in person Tongue out

    If they just stickied this, bishop vs knight, greatest player ever, and common courtesy in chess, we'd hardly ever seen a new topic huh.

    I still like my answer though.  I resign when:

    1. I believe my position is lost,
    2. I believe my opponent knows my position is lost and
    3. I believe my opponent is able enough to win without difficulty.

  • #104

  • #105

    I only like resigning when I am in an end game, and my opponant is going to ineviditably promote a pawn. Otherwise I like to finish out all my games. Obviously their are some extreme exceptions, but this is the main time that I like to resign.

  • #106

    I only like resigning when I am in an end game, and my opponant is going to ineviditably promote a pawn. Otherwise I like to finish out all my games. Obviously their are some extreme exceptions, but this is the main time that I like to resign.

  • #107

    The main situation for which I resign is when I lose both my rooks and my queen. Because they're the pieces I rely on most.

  • #108

    Won today from a rook down against someone 100 points above me.

  • #109

    Resign?  I would resign, but then I couldn't see your winning technique.

  • #110
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  • #111


    My opponent today found out that one should never resign. After all, you always have some winning chance.

  • #112

    I think what your opponent really found was that he needs to do a bit more work on his game. Wink

  • #113

    My USCF rating went down by 2 because of that game. If I'd won it would have gone up by like 100 Cry. I feel like an idiot.

  • #114

    Wait a minute, you were White in that thing?!  Eek! 

  • #115

    I know - I get a 2200 tactics trainer rating but miss mate in ones.

  • #116

    Oh well, Nigel Short once fell into something rather similar (if it makes you feel any better)... Smile

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