Originally posted by Paul Leggett
Just when I begin to despair for the forum, a thread like this comes along to remind me why I still look!
I especially love threads like this that show neat ideas from new games, and then relate the idea to classic games from the past. I deeply appreciate how chess links us all across generations and continents- almost literally across time and space.
Thanks for your kind words. I had wondered whether I should have put my
original post into the thread, "Let's change the Stalemate ruels (sic)".
I was surprised by Ju Wenjun's complacency (assuming she was not in Zeitnot).
In a clearly losing position, Monika Socko was playing on only on account of
1) petulance or 2) desperately hoping for a miraculous swindle. I wonder to
what extent Monika Socko might have tried her skills as an actress (apparently
resigned to defeat) to reinforce the first impression and to deceive Ju Wenjun.
If the rule about stalemate were changed or if Monika Socko embraced another
view of chess etiquette and had resigned earlier, this thread would not exist.