why do people play out a lost position to the bitter end?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #21

    ab121705

    I sometimes play on to learn something from a better player.

    When there's nothing left to learn I resign.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #22

    XDave121X

    Because draw/ stalemate

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #23

    Joseph-S

    Shmuckley wrote:

     I get so frustrated when Im in a losing position I just want it to be over

     Not everybody is a quitter in a tough situation.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #24

    RonaldJosephCote

                 hahahahah      "I just want it to be over"!    That's what I said about my 13th marriage.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #25

    Senator-Blutarsky

    marriage may be something you might not be good at.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #26

    2200ismygoal

    Shmuckley wrote:

    my endgame is better than all the other aspects of the game so I know pretty certain when Im going to win, but if I was to play out my losing positions I might be able to at least pull a draw. problem is I get so frustrated when Im in a losing position I just want it to be over so Im not reinforcing how to lose.

    You have a rating of 1400 I very much doubt that you know even simple rook endgame positions.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #27

    TurboFish

    Persevering in difficult chess positions can (if you pay attention) help you:

    Improve your defensive play.

    Learn attacking and endgame techniques from your opponent.

    Toughen you emotionally for combat.

    Wear down your opponent.

    Maybe devise a brilliant stalemate tactic.

    Force your opponent to work for the win.

    Take advantage of the opponent's later mistakes.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #28

    patzermike

    It is sometimes a compliment to play out a lost game to the end. I sometimes do that if my opponent has played well and I'm curious to see how he converts the win. If a player wants s point from me I have a right to make him teach me

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #29

    patzermike

    That is my attitude too. It is the same with drawn games. If the position is interesting enough I can learn something I play on.

    ab121705 wrote:

    I sometimes play on to learn something from a better player.

    When there's nothing left to learn I resign.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #30

    Shmuckley

    2200ismygoal I tried challenging you, but seems you dont play 1400s. well fact of the matter is that I am a 1700 on another site. and since you want to run your mouth about me not knowing anything about chess. I challenge you to a game and Im confident I will show i know endgame. since you kind of pissed me off Ill go ahead and tell you I will beat you in our game, and if you dont have the nuts just wait a couple months and Ill challenge you when I get there.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #31

    colinsaul

    I think that some people are masochists.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #32

    Shmuckley

    no I am confident in my abilities, and if you piss me off I will play that much better.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #33

    MSC157

    Well, judge me now.



  • 2 years ago · Quote · #34

    abedyavyuha

    Simple.A lot of the guys would be hoping for a stalemate(some grandmasters also do that),disconnection,or a silly blunder by the opposition due to a mouseslip and things like that ..it aint over till its over


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