Originally posted by Tooner
I'm playing someone that thinks he will lose more points by resigning (which he should) than if he plays it out and just loses. I think it's the same, no matter how you lose.
To clarify for both of us, is there a difference in point loss/gain when a player resigns, versus when a player loses (or is timed out)?
I can't find this in the fourms, so if someone can point me towards the thread or can be kind enough to clarify this.
Are we talking of rating points?
In that case, answer is no. You can be mated, you can be timed out or you can resign, you lose the same amount of rating points.
Are we talking of honour?
Then you lose more if you're being mated, the most if you're timed out and less if you resign a losing game.