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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Feb '10 23:20 / 1 edit
    Game 6861711

    Why in the world would white resign here? It looks to me like black is mated soon.
  2. 27 Feb '10 00:11
    That is absolutely bizarre

    36. ... Rb1+
    37. Kf2 Rb2+
    38. Kg2 Resigns

    Why did white give up in a won position? Have you emailed Nowakowski about it?
  3. Subscriber KingDavid403
    King David
    27 Feb '10 04:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tiwaking
    That is absolutely bizarre

    36. ... Rb1+
    37. Kf2 Rb2+
    38. Kg2 Resigns

    Why did white give up in a won position? Have you emailed Nowakowski about it?[fen]1r6/p1p3R1/3p3p/2pn3k/8/2P2R2/P5PP/6K1 b - - 0 36[/fen]
    Analyze his rating from a year ago.
  4. 27 Feb '10 04:14
    38.Kg2? A pawn is in the way. no?
  5. 27 Feb '10 04:16
    38.Kg3 Then a later Rf5?
  6. 27 Feb '10 04:17
    Does Black have counter play after 38.Kg3? Or is it mate with Rf5?
  7. 27 Feb '10 04:19 / 1 edit
    Not that I see. 38.Kg3 39.Rf5
    Black can delay it by giving up material but that is sad.
  8. 27 Feb '10 04:24
    There must be something I am missing. I am only 1400, but I solve tactical puzzles daily and this one is bothering me!
  9. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    27 Feb '10 04:40
    The position is a clear win for white, but Nawakowski has "private reasons" for resigning, and is not willing to share this w/ the forum.
  10. 27 Feb '10 04:54
    GIN doesn't cheat. Simple.
  11. 27 Feb '10 04:54 / 1 edit
    So stop insinuating.
  12. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    27 Feb '10 04:59 / 2 edits
    He saw the win, he just didn't play it because he had some previous agreement with his opponent. This in itself is not cheating and I don't believe any cheating accusations have been made in this thread, have they?

    BTW White has a forced mate in the final position.
  13. 27 Feb '10 05:01
    I don't see how losing = cheating.

    So if I resign early I am cheating too?
  14. 27 Feb '10 05:02
    I have a couple games that I want to unload, but I guess that would be cheating?
  15. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    27 Feb '10 05:04 / 1 edit
    you can resign whenever you want.

    In some instances resigning in a won position might be considered bad sportsmanship, but It's not cheating.

    Cheating would be using computer assistence in your games.