Promoting pawns when you are ahead in material...Rude?

firstknight527

i had an experience that i have my a queen,1 rook and 2 pawns andmy oppenent still wants to play and and doesnt want to resign ,i can make a quick mate but i decided to advance my 2 pawns to make a pawn mate , its his choice not mine.

flatters1
firstknight527 wrote:

i had an experience that i have my a queen,1 rook and 2 pawns andmy oppenent still wants to play and and doesnt want to resign ,i can make a quick mate but i decided to advance my 2 pawns to make a pawn mate , its his choice not mine.


I think I would have made a quick mate if it was clear to me how...  More satisfying...

bsabbath62

basically if you feel you cant win with the material you have , then go for another queen. never however just pile the queens on for spite.

BorgQueen

What about to pile the queens on just for FUN?!

I almost did this to a friend who has the attitude of "NEVER EVER EVER EVER Resign... fight to the bitter end".   I was pushing four pawns down the board while his king had five squares to move to and that was all he could move.  I stopped short of getting queen number 2 before I decided I couldn't do it to him any more and put him out of his misery.

http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=48933720

AlCzervik
BorgQueen wrote:

What about to pile the queens on just for FUN?!

I almost did this to a friend who has the attitude of "NEVER EVER EVER EVER Resign... fight to the bitter end".   I was pushing four pawns down the board while his king had five squares to move to and that was all he could move.  I stopped short of getting queen number 2 before I decided I couldn't do it to him any more and put him out of his misery.

http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=48933720


 I didn't look at this link, but I know exactly what you mean. I played against a couple players that would not resign when all they had was a lone King.....what a waste of my time.

Now, I can understand those that go far into the game, because blunders may happen that can turn the tide thisquick. However, in instances like BQ and I have described, there is no reason to continue.

Chess4001

just resign. lol

joseph_ward

My opinion:  If promoting to more queens gives you a faster checkmate, go for it.  If it's just to spite your opponent, it's probably rude.

ozzie_c_cobblepot

Perhaps this thread asks the wrong question.

http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=19617389

OldScribe2010

I believe you should try and win the game as quickly as possible, as long as doing so doesn't compromise your position and possibly cost you a win. I've actually Queened two pawns before because my opponent still had a very active Queen and I was so low on material that it would have been difficult (or impossible) to checkmate.

 

What's rude and unprofessional, however, is "toying" with your opponent when you have the game already sewn up. I'm sure in some parts of the world, that will get you hit in the mouth.

ozzie_c_cobblepot
OldScribe2010 wrote:

What's rude and unprofessional, however, is "toying" with your opponent when you have the game already sewn up. I'm sure in some parts of the world, that will get you hit in the mouth.


Not on the internet.

II-Oliveira
ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

Perhaps this thread asks the wrong question.

http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=19617389


Was that stalemate intentional or you just missed it?

112.Nf2# would win. Obviously you could win much earlier...

AlCzervik
ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

Perhaps this thread asks the wrong question.

http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=19617389


 Ha Ha!! While looking at this game made me laugh, it's not funny if the opponent doesn't resign. As I wrote in a previous post, a waste of time.

browni3141

If you have to promote multiple times to continue enjoying the game, go for it. I can't imagine how it's rude if your opponent can end it any time he wants to. Mating with a KQ vs. K isn't fun at all, so make the game interesting with K+3N vs. K or something like that.

ozzie_c_cobblepot
The stalemate was actually a server bug. I entered a LOT of conditional moves, probably 25-30 of them, and then I come back to find out the game is a draw, with a position that I never had reached in my conditionals.
flatters1

I think we're done here.  Can we close this?

goldendog

If we lock it now how can some guy bump it in 2014 with their ground breaking insight?

EdwardT2

There's always THIS game by Nakamura

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1480850

StrategicPlay
thejackbauer wrote: I don't get why you would feel that's rude. You have the right to do play anything you want just like your opponent has the right to play on. I consider it more rude that your opponent does not resign in such a position. Anyways whenever put into that position I would try to get two bishops and practice that mate (it helps to have a back-up pawn somewhere just in case).  .. .. .. .. I agree with thejackbauer. If i were in such a position, I wouldn't hesitate to make a Bishop promotion and try a mate. And even if I do blunder, I promote the other Pawn to a Rook and finish the game. As for your situation, I don't see a reason why you shouldn't make a promotion. It's just another way to win. There's nothing bad in sweet torture, is there?
StevenBailey13

No- It's sensible! I don't consider not resigning or actually promoting rude.

timothyblack235

Nakamura vs Rybka with eight knights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbAzeDxxGuQ

Similar to the game EdwardT2 posted.