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Why Resign?

  • #161

    Resigning shows that you are a coward.

  • #162
    • #16230 min ago 

      Resigning shows that you are a coward.

       

      Really? A loss is a loss. Many players prefer a resignation to a long but wasteful battle.

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  • #163

    I meant that losing the game quicker would be disgraceful, isn't it?

  • #164
    sree64 wrote:

    I meant that losing the game quicker would be disgraceful, isn't it?

    Chess is more of a discipline than a game.  If you truly care the utmost about your improvement and the quality of your play, then resigning in clearly lost static positions is a MUST.  Escaping the punishment for your blunders will only increase the likelyhood of repeating similar blunders in the future. 
    We learn by PAIN. Pain attaches to memory very effectively and is a great teacher. But if you are the other type of chess player who is concerned only with maximizing short term rating improvements, and you don't really care about the effectiveness of your time, then by all means, never resign!

    Not resigning, in my opinion, appears to be inspired mostly by desperation, frustration, and self-denial.  If you blunder badly, you have earned the loss, don't cheat yourself out of learning by pain!  

  • #165
    AntonioEsfandiari wrote:
    sree64 wrote:

    I meant that losing the game quicker would be disgraceful, isn't it?

    Chess is more of a discipline than a game.  If you truly care the utmost about your improvement and the quality of your play, then resigning in clearly lost static positions is a MUST.  Escaping the punishment for your blunders will only increase the likelyhood of repeating similar blunders in the future. 
    We learn by PAIN. Pain attaches to memory very effectively and is a great teacher. But if you are the other type of chess player who is concerned only with maximizing short term rating improvements, and you don't really care about the effectiveness of your time, then by all means, never resign!

    Not resigning, in my opinion, appears to be inspired mostly by desperation, frustration, and self-denial.  If you blunder badly, you have earned the loss, don't cheat yourself out of learning by pain!  

    I completely agree. We should go through a blunder so that we do not repeat it.

  • #166

    But why isn't the others agreeing with me?sad.png

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