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CouldntFindAGoodUsername
dacock20 wrote:

Is there some sort of algorithm that tracks players that just quit after losing their queen or rook within a couple of moves? And Is there a way to filter out playing them? This isn't a graceful resignation...it's just quitting.

I play so many games where players are afraid to play without their queen and just quit...it's very annoying. Why are so many players so dependent on their queen? 

i also have experienced this, they will quit once they blunder their queen and some will resign...

Sred
dacock20 wrote:

Guess I'm just old school or enjoy learning the game while having to play from behind. I know noone likes playing with a powerful piece being captured early, but  I've won games in that situation. I just feel it's bad sportsmanship and would prefer to not play those types of players.

And no, it's not a ridiculous assumption to think they're afraid to play without a queen. If they weren't, they'd continue the game.

Look, I resign when I lose my queen in the opening for no compensation. I'm certainly not afraid to play on. Can't you imagine that some people act on motives other than fear?

You might have realized that many people consider it bad sportsmanship to play on in a completely lost position (that is, btw, the old school point of view).

darkbrah7654
dacock20 wrote:

I'm no chess genius by any means, so let me understand this from all you grandmasters...it's not possible to win a match without a queen or rook?

It is possible to win a match without a queen or rook but the chances are pretty rare.

Sred
dacock20 wrote:

I'm no chess genius by any means, so let me understand this from all you grandmasters...it's not possible to win a match without a queen or rook?

Yes, it's possible. How is that relevant?

dacock20

I think I'm beginning to understand this site. It's not really meant for playing and learning chess...it's more about upping some silly number that says you're better than others. Must be trying to compensate for something else lacking in life. I dig it...my bad

DetonatorDave
dacock20 wrote:

I think I'm beginning to understand this site. It's not really meant for playing and learning chess...it's more about upping some silly number that says you're better than others. I dig it...my bad

It’s a mixed bag but you don’t get to decide why’s others should do here.

In any case you are demonstrably wrong. By resigning, the ‘quitters’ lower those magic numbers.

FloofyGatito

In a lost position, at higher levels, people will resign and it is considered rude to play on.

DreamscapeHorizons
dacock20 wrote:

I think I'm beginning to understand this site. It's not really meant for playing and learning chess...it's more about upping some silly number that says you're better than others. Must be trying to compensate for something else lacking in life. I dig it...my bad

 

Exactly.

darkbrah7654

people resign because their position is completely lost and they have no chance of winning. Idk how many years it will take for people to understand that.

DreamscapeHorizons

RussPlaysBad

Generally speaking, if I lose my Queen or a Rook, I will resign. Congratulations, you win. If you're upset that I resigned, there are 2 things you should possibly be aware of:

1. I DGAF about your distress.

2. If you're mad when you WIN, chess may not be the game for you.

 

Mr-Mudd

I was watching you play a game where you resigned after losing your queen.

Hassi94
dacock20 wrote:

I think I'm beginning to understand this site. It's not really meant for playing and learning chess...it's more about upping some silly number that says you're better than others. Must be trying to compensate for something else lacking in life. I dig it...my bad

You make no sense. By resigning you automatically lower those "silly numbers" as you call it. Resigning is often seen as good etiquette in chess if you're in a completely lost position. Especially in the higher levels of chess it would be outragoeus to play on a queen down with no compensation. It may be seen as wasting your opponents time. I have no problem with people resigning. Quitters who stall the game without resigning however, is a completely different story, their a breed of their own. 

In my experience people who complain about opponents resigning when material down, are the people who wanna enjoy the beatdown of someone who is a queen down and enjoy their supperior position. They wanna get that satisfying checkmate. To you who feel this way just enjoy the victory wheter its resigning or checkmating. It counts as a win all the same. 

verasov

Resigning rather than disconnecting is honorable. I think that when people make a blunder like giving away your queen with a discover early or getting fried liver bishop sacrifice f7 or sholars mate opening or even fools mate for gods sake....or if they are dissing you right off the bat...I used to lose my temper but I have learned how to harness it like george foreman would in a prize fight ...

RussPlaysBad

I've spent some time reading the forums, so I'm not talking only about this thread-tho it definitely is in the mix-...Anyone else discouraged by the amount of stupid? 

JuergenWerner
verasov wrote:

Resigning rather than disconnecting is honorable. I think that when people make a blunder like giving away your queen with a discover early or getting fried liver bishop sacrifice f7 or sholars mate opening or even fools mate for gods sake....or if they are dissing you right off the bat...I used to lose my temper but I have learned how to harness it like george foreman would in a prize fight ...

 

You can't quit before 10 moves.