suppose you are playing a cheat and it's 2 moves from checkmate, you're getting thrashed but your opponent gets booted before the mate, would you have felt thick for resigning too early ?
First i would want him back to give him the whuppin he deserves. 2nd i would want to do it again. 3rd i repeat first 2 previosly mentioned. 4th i would forget that game so quick as it meant nothing. 5th is what i take on those type of situations.
and the 6th ?
(just in case it might make any sense)
Elubas does have a point. There have been many examples of someone miscalculating something in what would otherwise be a winning game. I know I've often became too comfortable in a game and missed an important, but easy to stop move.
One thing I _do_ tend to do when mate is 2-3 moves out and the opponents moves are forced is put in conditional moves. Which I intend as a gentle hint that "Hey, you were *so* lost you could have resigned."
This reminds me of this game. There are several ways to mate here. Free members get only one line, so I went with the most forcing one just for the conditional moves. This starts a couple of moves ahead because I thought the black was clever with Ke7, tempting b8=Q??, giving them a stalemate.
This game also uses promotion when already ahead!
There is an Australian expression which is apt in this situation -
'If a man's down, keep your foot on his neck.'
1 1 bullet game, we both did way more than our fair share of nonsensical moves. and we both finished with over 3 minutes...
If I have anything less than two queens and the checkmate isn't obvious then yeah I'm promoting. More than two queens is overkill. lol
In online games, I prefer the quickest way to win, except when there is a forcing sequence (or more than one) of moves that lead to mate, which I can enter and then ignore the game until it's over. OTB: whatever's quickest.
@ekorbai, haven't heard that one before, but you might like this one. Australian fairness ... for values of fairness: "Don't hit a man when he's down. Kick him, it's easier." (Not that I know if that saying is particularly Australian, but it may be; these days the "never give a sucker an even break" is more likely to be heard.)
I think you should Always Need 2 Queens. One Queen makes The Mate and The Other Queen makes a meal for you.
You missed 87... Ne1.
Yeah I saw that after :(