Why Resign?

glamdring27

Real games last hours.  If my opponent agrees to cut all that short and mate me within a minute then sure, why not!

sree64

Do you think your opponent is crazy enough to think for hours!?

sree64

Nobody would on purpose wait for hours(An exception- Glamdring27).

nyangao
sree64 wrote:

If you make a move you didn't consider, then why don't you continue?

 

Basically, because I don't like playing like that (in games that there is time to consider your moves). I will obviously play by intuition in time pressure, and I am getting better at that, but it makes me mad about myself, if my getting "disappointed", because my main idea turned out not to work out, results in me just throwing a move out there. 

sree64

If you resign a match were you could have had a chance you would have been disappointed too!

nyangao

That is true. I have analyzed a game where my non-considered move turned out to be much better than what I was considering but was unsure about the order of moves... which was what led me to make the other move. I resigned and hopefully now I have learned my lesson haha

But still most of the time they turn out to be bad moves. But yeah maybe I should play on at least a bit more and see what happens.

glamdring27
sree64 wrote:

Do you think your opponent is crazy enough to think for hours!?

 

If the time control is hours then sure.  If they have an easy win then probably not, but then I wouldn't dream of playing on in that situation and wasting everyone's time and energy.

sree64

But if you had a clear losing position that means you are close to a loss or at least a draw (if he blunders).

So why not wait?

glamdring27

Because a clear losing position is a clear losing position.

sree64

So what? You have a chance to win also( I am telling to everyone except glamdring who is hopeless).Don't you think?

IcyAvaleigh
it depends on how big that chance of winning is
glamdring27

If it's anything above a fraction 1% then it obviously isn't a 'clear losing position'.

NoSkopeD
Here’s my opinion

If I make a blunderfest (happens often), I would usually resign, no point in playing a dead lost position

If my opponent happens is Magnus Carlsen and just makes so many good moves, I play until checkmate as a sign of respect.

Now if I have slim drawing chances or I have an IMMEDIATE trap I can play, I play it out, and then either resign if my opponent shuts me down or eliminates any drawing chances, or I play my drawn/won position.

That’s just my two cents.
YankeWang

You should resign ONLY when it is hopeless. If you are dead lost (10 or more points less without any counter-play) and continue to play, you are insulting your opponent's intelligence.

luckbird

I like to resign and then put on new panties

lfPatriotGames
YankeWang wrote:

You should resign ONLY when it is hopeless. If you are dead lost (10 or more points less without any counter-play) and continue to play, you are insulting your opponent's intelligence.

I've never played a game that was hopeless. Probably the closest was about a year ago when I was down a queen and a bishop (that's about 12 points) and facing a mate in one with lots of time left. But my opponent didn't see the mate in one, and played a different mate in two. He did not see that the mate in two wasn't a mate in two,(because his bishop on the far side of the board covered my only escape square) and instead was a stalemate.

I suppose I might have insulted his intelligence by not resigning, but as we have all seen, finding a win isn't always as easy as it should be.

sree64

so , resign?

sree64

It isn't a good choice(Why is glamdring always so busy that he can't continue the game?).

sree64

so playing till the end is a waste of time and energy?