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Earl of Norfolk

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Tue Aug 23 2005 1:52AM | MsgID: 2510706


Originally posted by: "Edward J Boyle"




Not for long!
White: Banoboy to move.


Very funny! That's not the game, folks.



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Mon Aug 22 2005 11:25PM | MsgID: 2510210


Originally posted by: "Banoboy"
I'm currently playing a game in which I have two Queens, a Rook, a Bishop and four pawns to my opponent's four pawns. Still, I'm enjoying the game.




Not for long!
White: Banoboy to move.

Black:XXXX







Analyse position


White: Banoboy

Last Moves:
1....... e2+
2.Kg1... h2+





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Mon Aug 22 2005 11:01PM | edited: 11:03:28 | MsgID: 2510050


I'm currently playing a game in which I have two Queens, a Rook, a Bishop and four pawns to my opponent's four pawns. Still, I'm enjoying the game.



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Mon Aug 22 2005 8:55PM | MsgID: 2509520


Whether or nor I decide to resign depends partly on how strong my opponent is - and therefore on how likely I think he is to make a mistake himself. I had one opponent where I was just one pawn down with a set of doubled pawns in a knight (him) v bishop (me) ending. He had made no mistakes (that I could see), was 200 points stronger than me, constantly stifled all my attempts at counter-play and I could see a clear winning line for him. So I resigned. He would have inevitably won and what was the point in playing on for a few more weeks for no point.





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Mon Aug 15 2005 9:13AM | MsgID: 2475001


Sometimes, when I blunder horribly, I'm just to angry with myself to play good chess, so resign and forget about it.

However, if I blunder horribly to allow a checkmate (which I see), I will play on because I feel that the mate is reasonably pretty, or well-deserved.

As it happens, I haven't mated too many people on this site, but they have resigned before my mate. Obviously they don't share my philosophy.

I feel it is bad chess to play on a queen/four pawns + piece down as you are refusing to admit that the other guy has beaten you and it can be frustrating when so far ahead that the other guy has not quit. Maybe your opponent will blunder-but if that is all you are hoping for then it is his game and you have to face that.



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Mon Aug 15 2005 5:38AM | MsgID: 2474540


Originally posted by: "ockendon"
One player who is much better than me was thrashing me. I jokingly said "Only a miracle can save me now!"

He then offered me a draw, and said "Here is your miracle!"

I did not accept; I told him that the miracle was that he had been kind enough to offer it!




His name wasnt Michael Vaugh was it



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His name wasnt Michael Vaugh was it



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My only comment would be, that playing on is good if there is any hope... but at least move timely (not on day 9 every time hoping your opponent will die of boredom).



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Sun Aug 14 2005 11:43PM | MsgID: 2473681


I would always play on until I was certain I had no chance of a stalemate.However I have had a few games where I was certain I had lost and kept thinking shall I resign ,and then the opertunity of a suprise checkmate appears, so it is best not to be to hasty with the resign button.



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Mon Jul 4 2005 1:27PM | edited: 1:30:26 | MsgID: 2280840


Originally posted by: "Duke of Wellington"
Agreed Sir. If a player offers me a draw i smile quietly to myself and ponder how to take advantage of their weakness. (For a player who offers a draw admits openly that they no longer believe they can win the game, and probably fears a way that you can).




Not necessarily is a draw offered when a player sees no chance of winning, for that player might have a winning game with Black in a KO T and may be content with a draw to go to the next round.



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