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  1. Subscriber caluma On Vacation
    24 May '16 15:25
    I've got passed pawn, Rook and pawn...opponent just has King left but is still playing on. Do they think I'll run out of time?...
  2. 24 May '16 15:50
    As long as the game is being played by original agreement, no harm no foul. Just don't blunder the win!
  3. 24 May '16 16:03
    No, they just don't know any better.
    It's noobish to play on in a dead lost position, a lot of beginners actually think you have to play to check mate, they have the peculiar notion that it's bad sportsmanship to resign, it's like being a quitter or something. .
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    24 May '16 18:10
    Originally posted by caluma
    I've got passed pawn, Rook and pawn...opponent just has King left but is still playing on. Do they think I'll run out of time?...
    Playing for stalemate, perhaps. 😛

    You could always have a bit of fun with it, as in Game 11428839.

    3 more N's a'coming.
  5. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    24 May '16 22:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by caluma
    I've got passed pawn, Rook and pawn...opponent just has King left but is still playing on. Do they think I'll run out of time?...
    I see (s)he resigned in the meantime. There was some small scope for a stalemate, but not much. Personally I'll play on to the bitter end in blitz games but resign in longer games unless there's some possibility of stalemate. Assuming he's moving with a reasonable pace then I don't think you have any real complaint when an opponent do this - look at it as a little overkill checkmate practice.
  6. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    24 May '16 23:03
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Playing for stalemate, perhaps. 😛

    You could always have a bit of fun with it, as in Game 11428839.

    3 more N's a'coming.
    You think that's bad, how about Crafty v Nakamura!!

  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    25 May '16 04:28
    Originally posted by caluma
    I've got passed pawn, Rook and pawn...opponent just has King left but is still playing on. Do they think I'll run out of time?...
    We learn more from our losses than our wins.
    He just wanted to study your technique!
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    25 May '16 04:31
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    You think that's bad, how about Crafty v Nakamura!!

    [pgn][Event "ICC blitz"]
    [Site "ICC"]
    [Date "2007.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [White "Crafty (Computer)"]
    [Black "Hikaru Nakamura"]
    [ECO "A00"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "2664"]
    [PlyCount "310"]

    1. Nc3 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Bc4 e6 4. Nf3 Ne7 5. O-O d6 6. d4 O-O
    7. Bg5 h ...[text shortened]... 150. Kg1 Ngf4 151. Kh1 Nfg4
    152. Kg1 Nde3 153. Kh1 Ndf5 154. Kg1 Nf3+ 155. Kh1 Nfg3# 0-1[/pgn]
    That game gave me the idea! 🙂
  9. Standard member pdunne
    Badmaster
    25 May '16 10:05
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Playing for stalemate, perhaps. 😛

    You could always have a bit of fun with it, as in Game 11428839.

    3 more N's a'coming.
    Sac the Queen, and mate him with the Knights!
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    10 Jul '16 19:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by pdunne
    Sac the Queen, and mate him with the Knights!
    Game 11428839

    But of course! [and how about that perfect "L" shape for the artisté in all of us].

    It deserves a diagram, it's so pretty.

  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    10 Jul '16 21:37
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Game 11428839

    But of course! [and how about that perfect "L" shape for the artisté in all of us].

    It deserves a diagram, it's so pretty.

    [fen]6k1/8/8/2n5/2n5/2n5/K1nnn3/8 w - - 12 1[/fen]
    And kudos to your opponent for letting you play it out completely. Nicely done!
  12. 11 Jul '16 15:20
    Would it be possible with just 4 knights to get the L-shape in the size of the knight's jump?
  13. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    16 Jul '16 09:14
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    It deserves a diagram, it's so pretty.

    [fen]6k1/8/8/2n5/2n5/2n5/K1nnn3/8 w - - 12 1[/fen]
    Ah, chess is not just about killing your opponent as efficiently as possible. It's a dance you engage in together, and some are more elegant than others. In the days of Morphy, Andersson, and even up to Lasker and Spielmann, players understood that. I find no elegance in computer play.