# Playing on in lost positions in daily games

TheCalculatorKid wrote:

Look here, after 19 moves in a clearly lost position. Against a superior rated opponent.

I have very little counter play, aside from hoping he had completely neglected to spot any kind of defence.

I hung my Knight hoping he would be pretty much premoving his victory.

Somehow I was right, he ignored the Knight and a mate in 1 turned into a win for me.

I could have resigned, but where is the fight, where is the competitive spirit in that.

You shouldn't resign in positions where there is still hope. What I'm talking about is 3 pawns + a bishop against a lone king. The best you could hope for is stalemate, and that isn't going to happen in a daily game.

So your Daily Rating is more likely to go up than down => the later he resigns the fewer rating points he loses.

Chess.com computes your average time per move for all daily games. Playing out a lost position and moving fast will give you a faster time per move. Playing unnecessarily slow will give you a slower time per move. Your daily chess move speed is shown on your profile. When you send a daily chess challenge to someone, your time per move is listed on the challenge. Some daily tournaments require an average time per move below a certain number. You tend to benefit from having a faster daily time per move, and this is how chess.com punishes slow movers.

KariEgilsson wrote:

TheCalculatorKid wrote:

Look here, after 19 moves in a clearly lost position. Against a superior rated opponent.

I have very little counter play, aside from hoping he had completely neglected to spot any kind of defence.

I hung my Knight hoping he would be pretty much premoving his victory.

Somehow I was right, he ignored the Knight and a mate in 1 turned into a win for me.

I could have resigned, but where is the fight, where is the competitive spirit in that.

You shouldn't resign in positions where there is still hope. What I'm talking about is 3 pawns + a bishop against a lone king. The best you could hope for is stalemate, and that isn't going to happen in a daily game.

You are still missing the point. Presumably you played this game with the intent of winning. You are now about to win. Enjoy it.