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  1. Joined
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    20 Oct '13 11:29
    I'm playing my first game against this opponant. There are only 3 pieces left on the board . His K and I have K,P, that will queen in 3 moves. He is still playing. I always resign once the game is hopeless.
    He's been playing since '06 and his rating has been as high as 1500.
    What do I do.
    Thanks
  2. Standard memberRajk999
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    20 Oct '13 11:36
    Originally posted by donlee9
    I'm playing my first game against this opponant. There are only 3 pieces left on the board . His K and I have K,P, that will queen in 3 moves. He is still playing. I always resign once the game is hopeless.
    He's been playing since '06 and his rating has been as high as 1500.
    What do I do.
    Thanks
    Do the right thing. Allow the man to play his game.
    Hopeless for him, means that you have a sure win.
    In your situation he can force a stalemate if you are not careful .. ie that is not a sure win.
  3. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    20 Oct '13 11:47
    Originally posted by donlee9
    I'm playing my first game against this opponant. There are only 3 pieces left on the board . His K and I have K,P, that will queen in 3 moves. He is still playing. I always resign once the game is hopeless.
    He's been playing since '06 and his rating has been as high as 1500.
    What do I do.
    Thanks
    Apologize for whining about his making moves. It is his right to play on as long as he has legal moves to make. Get used to it or give up chess. You've played here since 2009 and have been nearly 1600, you should know this.
  4. Joined
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    20 Oct '13 11:53
    Originally posted by donlee9
    I'm playing my first game against this opponant. There are only 3 pieces left on the board . His K and I have K,P, that will queen in 3 moves. He is still playing. I always resign once the game is hopeless.
    He's been playing since '06 and his rating has been as high as 1500.
    What do I do.
    Thanks
    My advice would be to cook a nice borlotti bean soup with lots of garlic. You can search for the recipe using the terms 'river cottage borlotti beans soup'. Then tell me what you think of it, I'm considering making some.
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    20 Oct '13 11:56
    Originally posted by donlee9
    I'm playing my first game against this opponant. There are only 3 pieces left on the board . His K and I have K,P, that will queen in 3 moves. He is still playing. I always resign once the game is hopeless.
    He's been playing since '06 and his rating has been as high as 1500.
    What do I do.
    Thanks
    Make a voodoo doll of him, stab the doll with the needles, and hope he'll be dead before you. It's alwzs a chabce in correspondence chess that your opponent will die in plane crash, car accidcent, killed by street robbers or die of heart attack.
  6. Stargazing
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    20 Oct '13 11:57
    Originally posted by donlee9
    I'm playing my first game against this opponant. There are only 3 pieces left on the board . His K and I have K,P, that will queen in 3 moves. He is still playing. I always resign once the game is hopeless.
    He's been playing since '06 and his rating has been as high as 1500.
    What do I do.
    Thanks
    I would browbeat him into resigning via in games messaging and a torrent of PMs. These people need to LERN.
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    20 Oct '13 11:59
    Any progress with that soup? I'm getting hungry.
  8. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    20 Oct '13 12:40
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Any progress with that soup? I'm getting hungry.
    I brought some bread 🙂
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    20 Oct '13 12:40
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    My advice would be to cook a nice borlotti bean soup with lots of garlic. You can search for the recipe using the terms 'river cottage borlotti beans soup'. Then tell me what you think of it, I'm considering making some.
    As I thought, you're a genius. 🙂
  10. In your face
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    20 Oct '13 12:47
    Originally posted by donlee9
    I'm playing my first game against this opponant. There are only 3 pieces left on the board . His K and I have K,P, that will queen in 3 moves. He is still playing. I always resign once the game is hopeless.
    He's been playing since '06 and his rating has been as high as 1500.
    What do I do.
    Thanks
    I would resign and get it over and done with, if it is annoying you so much.
  11. SubscriberPaul Leggett
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    20 Oct '13 12:482 edits
    In cases like this I load the game up with conditional moves, so that they see my reply immediately after they move.

    My experience has been that they usually resign after a few of them. My theory is that it shows them the futility of playing on, as I have already anticipated what they will do.

    If this does not work, see what Rajk999 and ChessPraxis posted.
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    20 Oct '13 12:59
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    As I thought, you're a genius. 🙂
    Thanks, mister 😀
  13. Standard memberRajk999
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    20 Oct '13 20:21
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Exactly .. not a sure win then. It is often wise to play these games out although it becomes tedious at the end.
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