This is why I never resign unless I have to leave a game

SNUDOO

like when your parents yell at you to "stop staring at that screen" lol

Tungsten-Squid

The bigger they come, the harder they fall.

SNUDOO

huh?

Tungsten-Squid

Those that insist the opponent resign.

SNUDOO

That's a big minority.

Jenium
TheCalculatorKid wrote:

@snudoo the thing is though, had I resigned, it never would happen. It would have a zero percent chance. That chance itself only exists due to people feeling arrogant enough to be offended by me not resigning and hence playing sub optimal moves.

Some may argue that 20 minutes of life time are worth more than a 0.01% chance of winning 7 extra points on chess.com.

SNUDOO
Jenium wrote:
TheCalculatorKid wrote:

@snudoo the thing is though, had I resigned, it never would happen. It would have a zero percent chance. That chance itself only exists due to people feeling arrogant enough to be offended by me not resigning and hence playing sub optimal moves.

Some may argue that 20 minutes of life time are worth more than a 0.01% chance of winning 7 extra points on chess.com.

+1

TheCalculatorKid

Another example. 

 

 

TheCalculatorKid

@jenium some might argue they're worth more than a 100% chance of winning 7 points on chess.com... But the reality is people are on this site because they enjoy playing chess. As I've said, whether I'm in a good place balanced position or an unbalanced, I enjoy the game. In a game I enjoy playing I'm not throwing in the towel on the very slight off chance my opponent will feel offence if I don't... As I've said, if I'm such a bad losing position, my opponent should be able to easily mate me. No harm no foul.

why-does-we-exist
TheCalculatorKid wrote:

Another example. 

 

 

well your opponent is a complete idiot

TheCalculatorKid

@why-does-we-exist that's pretty rude to say. My opponent is, like me, only human. Meaning the chance of a blunder is always there. It isn't disrespect for me holding out for a blunder or an opportunity, it's the nature of the game.

why-does-we-exist
TheCalculatorKid wrote:

@why-does-we-exist that's pretty rude to say. My opponent is, like me, only human. Meaning the chance of a blunder is always there. It isn't disrespect for me holding out for a blunder or an opportunity, it's the nature of the game.

just saying, i would never expected a 1600 to make a blunder as inexcusable as that. to be honest, i would've resigned on move 11, expecting my opponent would easily win

TheCalculatorKid

That's the point, no one ever expects these kind of blunders to happen. Leaving a bishop hanging, leaving the back flank exposed, all my blunders. But if a game isn't played on the blunders don't get a chance to occur, or counter play to occur, or momentum shifts to occur.