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  1. 03 Apr '05 14:18
    If you've got some games that are coming to an end, is it better to resign your losing ones before or after completing the winning ones?

    ie for any given rating of opponent is it best for your rating to lose and then win, or win then loose - or does it make no dofference at all?
  2. 03 Apr '05 15:03
    With all due respect ,it is best not to focus on your rating at all.In the long run it is not going to make any difference what you do.
    Your rating will be what it will be and any minor manipulations you attempt will not change that,so don't waste time trying.Ignore the rating and it will take care of itself.Focus on your rating and it will ruin your enjoyment of the game.
  3. 03 Apr '05 17:07
    OK - I can see the sense in that! Thanks for replying
  4. 03 Apr '05 17:16
    Originally posted by Pauline Calf
    OK - I can see the sense in that! Thanks for replying
    I fully support the reply given above. The ratings don't matter that much. But to answer your question technically: it is better to resign lost games first, because that will increase the difference in rating with your opponent in the games you will win, and give you more points than in the reverse case. On top of that, it is much more pleasant for your opponent when you don't drag games that are lost, but either resign or play them out quickly.
  5. 11 Jul '08 15:06
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    I fully support the reply given above. The ratings don't matter that much. But to answer your question technically: it is better to resign lost games first, because that will increase the difference in rating with your opponent in the games you will win, and give you more points than in the reverse case. On top of that, it is much more pleasant for your opponent when you don't drag games that are lost, but either resign or play them out quickly.
    I agree with you about focussing on the game; and also with the advice about resigning first.
    The only wrinkle with this (if you are truly obsessed with ratings) is if you can see that your opponent is about to win/loose other games which would affect his/her rating. But you have to be really obsessive to do that and the time is much better spent thinking about games.
  6. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    11 Jul '08 16:00
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I wouldn't worry about that, seems to post once a year?!

    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/search.php?authorname=Thuriaux

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