Would You Resign In this Position (It's still going on now)

NickHanne
Please go to last move!

I messaged my opponent who kindly responded -

Cardsgreen: i got distructed and made several huge mistakes that basiccaly cost me this game. Why do I still play? Because I still want to fight. We are all humans and all make mistakes. Where is a guarantee that you won't make mistake similar to mine?

Unlike me, I'm starting to feel passive aggressive and have reluctantly decided to continue to play hoping that my opponent will realise he's wasting both our times and "do the decent thing." Maybe learning not to waste other peoples time in the future. It's a daily game for goodness sake!!!

Please respond as it will help me to cope with seeing this gentlemans face every day.

1. Would you resign now, before or not at all?

2. Should i stop looking at him shuffling between 2 squares (He's done this for a whole week now) and mate in one and get on with my life?

RayInPA

Annoying, but you can't blame someone for hoping for a mental error on your part causing a stalemate.  I think you wasted more time posting about this than it'll take to mate him.  wink.png

NickHanne

Oh yes i see your points. No blame i suppose for sure RayinPA. Great responses thanks. happy.pngthumbup.png

 

blueemu

It's hard to take your complaints seriously when you could have ended the game thirty moves ago (32. Bd3+ Kh6 33. Rh8 mate).

NickHanne

Yes, I now see clearer and appreciate fellow Chess players opinions. I have now won the game on all your good advice and will try not to get myself worked up with such things. I would never have thought that i would have the issue but darn it i do. It is me that must just win at all costs and move on.

Thanks for advice.

 

EnergeticHay
RayInPA wrote:

Annoying, but you can't blame someone for hoping for a mental error on your part causing a stalemate.  I think you wasted more time posting about this than it'll take to mate him. 

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EnergeticHay
blueemu wrote:

It's hard to take your complaints seriously when you could have ended the game thirty moves ago (32. Bd3+ Kh6 33. Rh8 mate).

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gdzen

1. I wouldn't resign in this position because there are lots of pieces around king, a simple mistake may end up in a stalemate. I would take my chances..

NickHanne

Thanks gdzen. Yes i now agree with you.

RayInPA

To answer the actual question posted, I would certainly resign in this position!  I think most would.  This is why in person chess is better, because you can punch people.

Andrea
blueemu wrote:

It's hard to take your complaints seriously when you could have ended the game thirty moves ago (32. Bd3+ Kh6 33. Rh8 mate).

 

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nevertheless it is not allowed to discuss ongoing matches, this might lead to a warning until closure of account, therefore I recommend to cancel this forum. 

if someone here gives you a hint what to play and you play it = cheating!

NickHanne

Love it yes! Appreciate you sharing similar thoughts to me!!! It just helps grin.pnghappy.png

NickHanne

Hi Andrea. As i wrote earlier I have already won the game now after reading the first 2 posts. A great point i hadn't thought of though and i presume it should be ok now.

Andrea

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iofferyoutoresign

"wasting both of our time" ...youre the one prolonging the mate xd

NickHanne

I have swiftly learnt the folly of my ways and genuinely appreciate the comments. 

iofferyoutoresign
NickHanne wrote:

I have swiftly learnt the folly of my ways and genuinely appreciate the comments. 

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iampearlsummer
No, it might turn into stalemate.
NickHanne

Yes, i now see where he's coming from and should have won ages ago!

Kriegspiel1

in real chess with time limits its not easy to mate your opponent when you are surrounding his king with pieces because a stalemate can come from no where - so consider this a good exercise in avoiding stalemates :-)