Originally posted by kmac27
I was trying to drop my gameload and offered some draws to certain games where no side was really winning. I even told the people why I offered the draw. Most played on, in one game they declined and said this is a fun game lets play on. So obviously I had to move they mess up and i'm up a pawn in an open endgame with a bishop vs a knight and we both have que why does the other one think if they mess up you'll still take a draw in a winning position!
I agree with you. You have no obligation to take a draw if the position is no longer equal what ever you reason was previously.
I have often agreed 2 draws or agreed mutual resignations of the inferior positions usually because I want to reduce my game load. 90% of the time my offer is accepted as it accurately reflects the position at that time. I would not offer the draw if my opponent was winning and would not take one if I was unless it was marginal and he was the stronger player.
He made you play on initially so what ever the reasons you wanted the draw they are no longer relevant so make him earn it.