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tulkos 24 ( +1 | -1 )
a little annoying board #596538
board #596539
I politely asked him to resign in these games--- no answer. :-(
silverwolfwsc 5 ( +1 | -1 )
perhaps... its because he is nearly stalemate in both of them?
tulkos 8 ( +1 | -1 )
he's nowhere near stalemate. mate next move in one, and on the other he's got all those pawns and a bishop he can move.
silverwolfwsc 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Yeah but... He can still try for it. Thats the downside of playing correspondence, there is long time periods per move.
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honololou 12 ( +1 | -1 )
I think it is rude… to ask someone to resign—no matter how politely you do
it. IMO regardless of the hopelessness of the position, this
must be initiated by your opponent.
myway316 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Not only rude... ...but it's also against the rules,in any form of competitive chess.
strauss32 16 ( +1 | -1 )
i find... ...that in most of my games i play, i play to the end because if someone is beating me i might learn how my opponent ends the game and therefore learn something
gunnarsamuelsson 25 ( +1 | -1 )
well In my opinion they just show they r either idiots or have no manners. They have no clue what the game is about obviously. But we all have a bad day sometimes..but some guys seem to ..stay rigid in their stupidity.
brainattack 6 ( +1 | -1 )
so what dont play them again then. not so tragic
macheide 32 ( +1 | -1 )
The rules are the rules Dear fellows,

If you have a forced mate in two moves and you annonce it to your opponent, HE CAN PLAY UNTIL THE END. It's his or her right. that are the rules. If you do not want to play against that player again, do not play with him or her, BUT, it is your obligation to prove the win. How?, just give him or her checkmate..., What's the hurry?

Best regards.
gunnarsamuelsson 17 ( +1 | -1 )
We're lucky To have such wise men among us to tell us words like these.
Who r like robots so smart and experience no emotions while playing this game.
jordian31 43 ( +1 | -1 )


it just downright chaps my ***backside*** when somebody expects me to resign or asks me to.

and when they are RUDE about it...and believe me, ive had some rudie-poo's....but when they are rude about it, the game definitely takes longer than it would have if they would have been polite about it!

poor sport?? maybe so...i dont care tho if they dont care to be rude about it.

corannulene 95 ( +1 | -1 )
In my opinion.. you should only resign when you feel that all
chances to force a win or a draw have been
eliminated. If you still think you have a chance then
play on. For me, that point comes when I am down
a rook with no compensation. Anything less than
that and I will play until my oppenent shows that
he/she can translate their material advantage into a
winning position. Howerver, I do think it is rude to
ask someone to resign. Most people will resign when
they feel the game is hopeless and no logner worth
their time. On the other hand, since this is a site
where each move can take up to three days, I think
it is rude to play on in a position that you know is
lost. There are other places that you can learn
about how to win a "won" position. If your opponent
appears to know what he/she is doing, then you are
just prolonging the end.
my_redeemer_lives 27 ( +1 | -1 )
I'ts still just a game! As challanging as chess is, it's still just a game. Well at least to me. It's the people you meet or maybe wished you hadn't meet thats important. Besides, for me I'm here 1st to share the love of Yeshua/Christ Jesus. (Now that should get me some messages.........lol)

Steve tTt
brobishkin 175 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Etiquette... It is bad manners to play on in a position which is utterly without prospect of salvation... This has different meanings at diferent levels of compitition... Most masters will not play out endgames with King and pawn versus lone King that are known to be relatively uncomplicated...

Does anyone know what factor wins or draw in a King pawn versus lone King?... It's knowledge of these factors that help in understanding when to resign... Beginners require proof of technique which is most likely the reason someone will not reign a lost position... They simply don't know... And I have found this site has quite a few amatuers...

So don't be surprised when an opponent doesn't see the hopelessness of his position... If he plays sharp and well studied moves (like a professional chess player), and cant see when his position lost... Maybe he's just using a chess program to modify his chess skills level... Remember, chess programs dont tell you when your position is lost and you should resign...

I have been in tournaments when one of my opponents wouldn't resign a hopeless position and simply walked away from the board... Eventually, his clock exceeded the limit and I finally got the point... Unfortunately I was not the only one who got this treatment from this individual and he was finally banned from the chess club due to improper etiquette...

If you ever find yourself playing in a position in which, by your own personal evaluation of the situation, there are no hopes in saving the game... Be nice... Resign... Congradulate your opponent, even if they dont deserve it... Even if they are smug, self centered or so on... It costs nothing to be polite...

Bro...
ironpawn 208 ( +1 | -1 )
Reaction to Bro Bro has made some very good, well written remarks about chess etiquette as it pertains to resigning a lost position. It is true that on master level tournament play, every game ends in resignation. It takes a good chess player to know when to resign, and to do so at the appropriate time is a compliment to one's self. It is also being respectful to the other play, "tipping your hat" to them, if you will. Personally, I would much rather resign than be checkmated.

On the flip-side, however, many chess coaches/authors (including Jeremy Silman) recommend that amateur chess players, Class C and under (which includes myself), play out the endgames for practice. Why waste the time? Because amateur players still make a lot of mistakes. They may know that if white has a King+Bishop+Knight, and Black has a King+pawn, white can win. But I doubt most players under 1600 could actually win it.

If an amateur is on the losing side, they may want to play it out to see how the other side is supposed to win. If an amateur is on the winning side, they would benefit in the practice of the endgame.

I am playing a game now in which I have a winning position. Here is the board #639570. Although I'm quite sure this is a win for White, my friend mushroomboy has three connected pawns on the opposite side of the kings, so he may want to play this out for practice. He is a great chess player, though rated a little under me. He may just want me to show him how this game is won.

In other words, if an opponent won't resign a lost position, don't immediately assume they just won't admit defeat. They may be wanting to you to help them learn how this game should end. Sit back, consider yourself a teacher, and go through the day with that little glow in your heart knowing you helped someone.

Hope to see you all someday on the other side of the board.
moonshine55 43 ( +1 | -1 )
resignation i would also like to air my frustrations of idiots who just refuse to resign even in light of a mate in one.. this player is rated over 2000.. at gameknot although i feel his true rating might be 1400... but still he keeps playing..... maybe hoping for a heart attack on my part.... or maybe my system loses a hard drive... anyways please be courteous and resign completely lost positions... thx .
crazycanuck 93 ( +1 | -1 )
Knowing when to...... Hi guys/ladies. This is one of the first times that I have visited the forum here. I have been playing chess now for about 30 yrs and its the same thing that I've heard thro time. Why not resign?? Some of the players' that I have beaten have all said the same thing, they want to learn!! Yes some of them have just been plain ignorant to me, prove that you can win the position and you know the position that you have is a won position and they just refuse to believe until you prove it to them!! All I can say is be patient with them and not play them again as pointed out by brobishkin and iron pawn has a good point as well, they want to learn. I know it can be frustrating but we were beginners' at one time?! I really like the site and 99% of the players' have been great. Good Luck to everyone in their games. Remember we were at one time beginners too. :)