14587 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Irina'sdad, I would like to see that position which was completely even, both in material and position. Maybe your opponent saw something you did not see?
Your action could affect people playing their game at the time you made your demonstration. To see someone apparently break the rules and walk out of a game can be disconcerting to those who are still playing and trying to think.
Now do you see how your actions can affect the other players?
Come on, let's see the position where your opponent would not give you the draw?
Ponz, this wasn't a 1-day tournament. This was a one round a week club tournament that took place in a public building with people coming and going. Yes, there was a separate room only for the tournament, but it's not like I threw the board across the room. If me leaving affected anybody, that's their issue, not mine. At the time I had no game going on to my right (that was the game being watched), and to my left was the end of the table.Also, you're asking me to find a chess move book from 2008. If I find it I'll happily post the position for all to see. r_k, I think you probably just need to quit this thread, because you're obviously not reading English properly. I already said that it was the equivalent of me giving this guy the finger, I also said that he deserved it. There's nothing warped at all about a sense of honor coming from "If you promise something, deliver on that promise".
Ahh, chess, never a dull moment! Between this and the near fistfight with the guy who cheated while the TD was watching that I posted about a while ago, I guess I get the lion's share of the drama.
Well, let's get this straight. If it is a match between two people, then I'm pretty sure they're allowed to agree to a draw before the game. But if any tournament, I'm pretty sure that is against the rules.
cutting a deal with him before the game is tantamount to cheating and maybe he honestly thought he had a winning chance. An even position to you could be an opprtunity to him
Irinasdaddy, it's you who still can't join the dots. You somehow believe your opponent is honor bound to uphold his agreement to cheat. And you punish his "dishonorable" behaviour by breaking the rules yet again. Your two wrongs don't make a right.
That's like saying "If you don't rob the bank with me as agreed, I'll kill your pet greyhound and leave his carcass in your bed." That you subscribe to this thieve's honor is a slight on your character, not my comprehension.
Just in case you missed the point again, your opponent is honor bound not to cheat. He ended up doing the right thing. You committed wrong after wrong and still believe you were the honorable one.
One of you here needs to re-evaluate your definition of 'honor' :) You shouldn't be talking about such, really, if you went against it in the first place.
LOL Sven, my last losses were in 1 minute games. People lose on time in 1 minute games, you know. Oh, and I feel obliged to point out to you that you were looking for the word 'loser' there, not looser. Brush up on that grammar and spelling of yours before you start questioning others, bud.
Once again, it's you who fails to comprehend simple English, your pride and twisted sense of justice without context or consequence blinding you. If either of us were down a piece, for example, the deal would have obviously been off. We had made that clear to each other. The deal was only for even games. Also, I may not be an expert-level player, but being able to run up to the top table in the final round of my group means I'm probably decent at evaluating positions from both sides of the board.
My english is for sure better than your german.
True, and if we were conversing in German, you'd have a legitimate complaint. However, we aren't conversing in German, now are we?
I also find some irony in a person with an online rating of 2000, but a tactics rating of only 1500 (where a computer can't help as much) accusing me of having faults.
Another problem is the agreement on the prearrangement was vague.
To agree to a draw if a 3rd person lost and if the position was equal?
Maybe at the point you wanted a draw your opponent did not think the position was equal--then he would have every right even under your shady agreement to continue playing for a win.
Maybe he thought that he had just the slightest of edges and wanted to play for a win? And in fact, he did beat you.
Just because you declare the position was equal does not mean your opponent has to agree with you. Apparently he did not agree with you and , if so, he did not even violate your so called agreement with him.
Who do you think looked bad by walking out as you did? You or your opponent?
Assuming the position was really equal despite the final outcome, which I would not bet on coming from a U1750...
r_k_king's point, that you seem to misunderstand, is that although "honor" or whatever commands you to hold your word, it also commands you not to pre-agree to a draw (not talking about official rules here). You just cannot rely on "thieves honor" to hold the word to break a rule, and act like you were unfairly betrayed afterwards. The "deal" has not been respected, but it wasn't proper to make in the first place, so you could expect that someone who agrees to that deal could break it.
Personal uninteresting note : I am currently playing the last game in a group of a chess 960 tournament. I am first place in the group if I win or draw and second if I lose, so I am sure to qualify for the next round, whereas my opponent needs a draw at least to qualify. He offered me a draw at move 3 (without any explanation, but the meaning was clear). Even in a real tournament with money on the line I would consider that not in the spirit of chess.
4/30/2016 - Caught In A Web
by Al-Khadra 5 minutes ago
A note to Chess.com: Don't ever get rid of the old chess.com
by playerafar 7 minutes ago
Pestaño: Only a few black players excel in chess
by PolarChess 10 minutes ago
by ponz111 11 minutes ago
Who will win the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016? Carlsen or Karjakin?
by TigerShaun 16 minutes ago
by Pobokov73 17 minutes ago
There are COUNTRIES MISSING
by bunicula 23 minutes ago
Did I blunder this endgame?
by whatadisaster 36 minutes ago
4/28/2016 - Analysis of Philidor's Defense
by bestpony 36 minutes ago
Reproduction and Real Jaques of London Chess Set
by Jack_Burton 36 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!