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  1. Standard memberMrhuma
    Team Fortress 2!
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    25 Nov '12 16:09
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    25 Nov '12 16:11
    Take it to the who gives a crap about chess forum. This one is for trolls, moles and souls.
  3. Standard memberMrhuma
    Team Fortress 2!
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    25 Nov '12 16:15
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Take it to the who gives a crap about chess forum. This one is for trolls, moles and souls.
    Umm, well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no such forum.
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    25 Nov '12 16:18
    Originally posted by Mrhuma
    Umm, well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no such forum.
    The truth hurts :'(
  5. Standard memberChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
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    25 Nov '12 16:18
    Originally posted by Mrhuma
    Umm, well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no such forum.
    I think he meant the Chess Forum.
    Way to hang in there, face adversity and pull out a win. 🙂
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    25 Nov '12 16:22
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I think he meant the Chess Forum.
    Way to hang in there, face adversity and pull out a win. 🙂
    Basically had two rooks vs a queen since black failed to get his rook into play, costly mistake... fun game though.
  7. Standard memberMrhuma
    Team Fortress 2!
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    25 Nov '12 16:27
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Basically had two rooks vs a queen since black failed to get his rook into play, costly mistake... fun game though.
    I just posted the game because I have played against some people who, as soon as they lose their queen, resign the game. I was kinda happy with my win though. 😀
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    25 Nov '12 17:03
    Originally posted by Mrhuma
    I just posted the game because I have played against some people who, as soon as they lose their queen, resign the game. I was kinda happy with my win though. 😀
    So you should be, i still remember my first game i won after losing my queen. I ended up getting his queen but to win when down on material and your opponent still had nice queen is nice.

    Some people give up as soon as they're down any piece that isn't a pawn and some never give up... depends on the opponent for me.
  9. Standard memberMrhuma
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    25 Nov '12 19:54
    Originally posted by Trev33
    So you should be, i still remember my first game i won after losing my queen. I ended up getting his queen but to win when down on material and your opponent still had nice queen is nice.

    Some people give up as soon as they're down any piece that isn't a pawn and some never give up... depends on the opponent for me.
    I'm the kind of person that, almost, never gives up. I try not to resign any games. Cause you never know, your opponent might make a mistake. 😀
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    25 Nov '12 20:16
    I was overjoyed to capture someones queen the other day, then stupidly lost my own in a few more moves. Overconfidence is often my downfall.
  11. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    25 Nov '12 21:00
    Originally posted by ale1552
    I was overjoyed to capture someones queen the other day, then stupidly lost my own in a few more moves. Overconfidence is often my downfall.
    Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil.
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    25 Nov '12 21:03
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil.
    🙂 Wise words from a wise person.
  13. Standard memberRBHILL
    Acts 13:48
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    25 Nov '12 23:48
    Originally posted by Mrhuma
    Game 9393530
    It is because you played a weaker player then yourself.
  14. Standard membersumydid
    Aficionado of Prawns
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    26 Nov '12 01:051 edit
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    It is because you played a weaker player then yourself.
    Indeed. I feel it is the only appropriate time to continue after losing your queen. If you are playing an equal or better opponent and lose your queen but continue to play to the bitter end--in my opinion it is an insult to the other player. You are basically saying you will play to the last move, just in case the guy gets hit by a bus and you can greedily claim your skull.

    So, Mrhuma did the right thing, afterall he still had a legitimate fighting chance. But I can't stand it when an equal or lesser player stretches an obvious loss out to the max number of moves.. the motive is obvious.

    *edit*

    I'm not talking about games where you lose your queen but see a chance at sneaking in a checkmate... those times are rare, but, obviously you should keep playing, again, as long as you have a legitimate fighting chance.
  15. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    26 Nov '12 16:05
    Originally posted by Mrhuma
    Game 9393530
    You missed 17. Qh5+

    Also, I don't imagine a lot of people resigning 2 points down in a game where they are rated 200 points more than their opponent.
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