Originally posted by ChomaukTo summarize your post:
I recently lost a game due to the fact my opponent was attempting to create a draw. The opponent was trapped and kept moving back and forth to prevent checkmate so I made a different move and to my surprise allowed the opponent to eventually checkmate me. I had a lot more pieces and the advantage till that happened.
Should I have allowed a draw to hap ...[text shortened]... my moving to prevent the draw the right thing to do even though it eventually caused my demise?