poor sport players

SchaakVoorAlles

Yes, letting the clock run down in a lost position so as to annoy the opponent is childish in the extreme.  If anyone does that with me I just block them, so they will not waste any more of my life.  I recommend you do the same. 

Chess.com notices when it happens and they limit the account of anyone that makes a habit of it.

Osfan37
witney wrote:

As your rating improves, so does the competition - so whatever your long term rating you can count on losing half your games on average.  I just enjoy playing, so resigning against a poor sport who is stalling, and temporarily losing a few points is no big deal - I’ll get the points back soon, and I get to immediately start a new game and actually play, instead of waiting and waiting and waiting.  And if that gives a poor sport a few points - who cares?  He or she will lose them again shortly anyway.

Why resign? It's not hard to just switch to another tab or something while you wait for the system to kick them off. You're just making it harder on yourself to get better competition by lowering your rating for no reason.

Disconnectors don't bother me at all. I can just do something else while I wait for the server to kick them off like I said. It's the folks who stay connected but just let the clock rundown and those that are in a totally lost position but play on anyway just to be a dick that irritate me the most.

forked_again
Osfan37 wrote:
witney wrote:

As your rating improves, so does the competition - so whatever your long term rating you can count on losing half your games on average.  I just enjoy playing, so resigning against a poor sport who is stalling, and temporarily losing a few points is no big deal - I’ll get the points back soon, and I get to immediately start a new game and actually play, instead of waiting and waiting and waiting.  And if that gives a poor sport a few those that are in a totally lost position but play on anyway just to be a dick that irritate me the most.

Yes it's irritating but I think the irritation is that you feel the fear of blundering and losing after you clearly should have won.  I often wish opponents would resign, but really, it is their right to play to checkmate and it is your job o finish the game.  I have been up +10 or more and lost, on more than one occasion.  So sometimes I play longer than I know my opponent would like, I am sure.  If I can blunder than so can my equally rated opponent.  

I think people resign as if they were gandmasters, but at lower ratings, resigning makes a lot less sense.

forked_again
witney wrote:

As your rating improves, so does the competition - so whatever your long term rating you can count on losing half your games on average.  I just enjoy playing, so resigning against a poor sport who is stalling, and temporarily losing a few points is no big deal - I’ll get the points back soon, and I get to immediately start a new game and actually play, instead of waiting and waiting and waiting.  And if that gives a poor sport a few points - who cares?  He or she will lose them again shortly anyway.

I think I care about my points more than you, but the main problem with resigning for me would be to give a despicable human being exactly what he wants.  Be a dick and improve your rating? No way.  It's the principle.  

PkPum

Whenever this happens, I hit the report button for "stalling" in games, block the person and post a note on their user profile explaining how they were a sore loser, so anyone else who plays him can see it if they check the profile (and can pile on with more posts if warranted) People like these should be suspended from the site.

Spartannor
Of course!
banananananamanamana

I noticed we now have a system that does just what people were suggesting earlier in this thread. It pairs Poor Sports with other Poor Sports. Nice.