Originally posted by PureRWandB
I just played this 1 minute game and lost by time.
Had I moved 1 second earlier, I would have checkmate.... with 24.Qxh7
[b]Granted: I am not the best chess player
But chess players at any level could understand the level of frustration I had at the time.
[pgn][Event "Live Chess"]
[White "pureredwhite ...[text shortened]... .Qe2 a6 19.Nxe5 Bf7 20.Nxf7 Qxf7
21.Rae1 O-O 22.e5 Qe6 23.Qe4 c6 0-1[/pgn][/b]
Losing on time used to bother me when I first started playing chess. I always wanted the rating points! It was at FICS.
When I had a losing position and my opponent was low on time I'd just make a quick safe move to start his clock again. It felt cheap, but I wanted the points!
Now points from one game don't mean anything, points come and go. The more you get, the faster they disappear, the lower you go the faster they come back. On RHP blitz there are no points at all!
Now I just look at the board when time runs out I look at the board and adjudicate the win or loss for myself, I don't care who runs out of time. That's the way I look at it.
I just don't understand how people can justify that they are winning at chess when they are simply playing a variant of the game perfection.