View Poll Results: All other things being equal (middlegame, no compensation) about when do you give up?

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  • Two pawns down

    5 6.49%
  • Piece down

    16 20.78%
  • Rook down

    14 18.18%
  • Queen down

    6 7.79%
  • Opponent has several pieces, you only have pawns

    5 6.49%
  • Only when mate is imminent

    18 23.38%
  • Always play on til mated

    13 16.88%
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    CC International Master Kaitlin's Avatar
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    ...but if checkmate is certain you can sac all your pieces in a euthanasia preempt.

    (Also you can move to set up checkmate in one, this will show if your playing a computer or not, as computers will try to promote a pawn rather then do the checkmate move)
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    ..Chess is all about fear and psychology

    ..Chess is like an exam..... you havent studied for

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    ..... but that you might have wasted that playing way too much chess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    http://www.chesskids.com.au/rjs-chess-puzzle-291/

    Great example by jammo from the Chess Kids nationals.
    More like an example of both players ...still learning how to play chess
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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    More like an example of both players ...still learning how to play chess
    Even though it's a forced mate in 2, I could credit that it might be missed by some players at club level, especially with only 1 minute on the clock.

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    Yesterday I saw two players low on time.

    White has a pawn on h7, King h8 and a rook on the board
    Black has A king on b2, pawn on a2, had already promoted a pawn to a Queen and also had a Rook that was on the first rank.

    IIRC higher rated plalyer was white. I would probably have resigned a while ago as white......

    was watching the game thinking Rh1 not g1, Rook h1 not g1....... Guess where the guy moved to.......Rg1 and perpie all the way........... Draw was the result.
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    It's government policy that you have to be well into your 90's plus before you will be eligible to resign !
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

    ..Chess is all about fear and psychology

    ..Chess is like an exam..... you havent studied for

    ..If you're good at Chess it means you are very intelligent and could potentialy do great things
    ..... but that you might have wasted that playing way too much chess

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    Some time ago I was told the stupidest thing as to that submitting to resign is a pebble decision for female players only.
    I mean. ...
    For me, when the game is clearly lost by an imminent mate, there is no point in wasting the time on waltzing with King one step left, one step right.

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    This example of a missed swindle posted on David Smerdon's blog appears to be a case of resigning (and flagging at the same time) in a drawn position:

    http://davidsmerdon.com/?p=1954

    See detailed lines in comments too. I haven't been able to find a way out of it.

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    IM H.C. van Riemsdijk — R.W. Smith, George Trundle Masters, R7:

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    White resigned in this position. But he had nothing to lose by playing 71.Rxc1, because 71... bxc1=Q or R gives stalemate. Of course, an underpromotion to B or N wins easily.
    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 07-10-2017 at 01:29 AM.
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