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  1. 28 Sep '07 17:35
    In over the board chess there are several ways that people react in order to show a resignation, some pick the king up and turn it over, others stop the clocks, some do it verbally, some dont bother and just play on till mate and others simply offer a handshake.

    Which one do you like to do? Personally, I quite like the stopping the clocks and a handshake approach, although in blitz I quite often play until mate or flagfall.
  2. 28 Sep '07 17:41
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    In over the board chess there are several ways that people react in order to show a resignation, some pick the king up and turn it over, others stop the clocks, some do it verbally, some dont bother and just play on till mate and others simply offer a handshake.

    Which one do you like to do? Personally, I quite like the stopping the clocks and a handshake approach, although in blitz I quite often play until mate or flagfall.
    I have two methods of resignation.

    1: Topple the king/lay it on its side and congratulate my opponent.

    2: Place a hand on either side of the board and fling it violently to the side, leap onto the table and attempt a headbut while being on all fours from the top of the table followed by a tyrade of abuse about my opponent being an Rtarded noob that cheated and put me off,for my piece da resistance I like to curl up in a ball in the nearest corner and sob like a four year old girl.
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    28 Sep '07 17:46
    Originally posted by Pigface1
    I have two methods of resignation.

    1: Topple the king/lay it on its side and congratulate my opponent.

    2: Place a hand on either side of the board and fling it violently to the side, leap onto the table and attempt a headbut while being on all fours from the top of the table followed by a tyrade of abuse about my opponent being an Rtarded noob that ch ...[text shortened]... resistance I like to curl up in a ball in the nearest corner and sob like a four year old girl.
    1. is just silly.

    P-
  4. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    28 Sep '07 17:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Pigface1
    I have two methods of resignation.

    1: Topple the king/lay it on its side and congratulate my opponent.

    2: Place a hand on either side of the board and fling it violently to the side, leap onto the table and attempt a headbut while being on all fours from the top of the table followed by a tyrade of abuse about my opponent being an Rtarded noob that ch ...[text shortened]... resistance I like to curl up in a ball in the nearest corner and sob like a four year old girl.
    LMAO

    EDIT: In the game analysis board there is an option called "flip board" which turns the board around. But, everytime I see it I think of an action similiar to what you describe.
  5. 28 Sep '07 18:46
    I think I said "Resign". I have not played over the board in some twenty five years or so.
  6. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    28 Sep '07 18:50
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    In over the board chess there are several ways that people react in order to show a resignation, some pick the king up and turn it over, others stop the clocks, some do it verbally, some dont bother and just play on till mate and others simply offer a handshake.

    Which one do you like to do? Personally, I quite like the stopping the clocks and a handshake approach, although in blitz I quite often play until mate or flagfall.
    Tipping the king is the traditional and most clear method. A handshake might be interpretated as a draw offer; even with stopping the clock - that could be a claim that there has been a 3 fold repetition.
  7. 28 Sep '07 19:07
    I usually stop the clock and offer a hand shake, and say good game, even if it wasn't.
  8. 28 Sep '07 19:12
    Turn around to your other club members & say "screw you guys, I'm going home".
  9. 28 Sep '07 19:49
    Don’t know. I have not lost an OTB tmt. game since 1989.
  10. 28 Sep '07 19:55
    Originally posted by masscat
    Don’t know. I have not lost an OTB tmt. game since 1989.
    One loss nearly 20 years ago shouldn't put you off tourni's forever.
  11. Standard member hAnimate
    mean & green
    28 Sep '07 20:29
    Originally posted by Pigface1
    I have two methods of resignation.

    1: Topple the king/lay it on its side and congratulate my opponent.

    2: Place a hand on either side of the board and fling it violently to the side, leap onto the table and attempt a headbut while being on all fours from the top of the table followed by a tyrade of abuse about my opponent being an Rtarded noob that ch ...[text shortened]... resistance I like to curl up in a ball in the nearest corner and sob like a four year old girl.
    nr.2 except I sob like a three year old boy.
  12. 28 Sep '07 20:36
    I've found myself lookin for the link to click, saying "Resign" with the little yellowish-white colour.
    Perhaps I've played too much at RHP...
  13. 28 Sep '07 20:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    Turn around to your other club members & say "screw you guys, I'm going home".
    Wow it's a shame you hate your fellow club mates so much! I'm from Dorking chess club, not so far away you would be very welcome here as a member, maybe you should think of changing clubs if you are so unhappy with your fellow members there.
    Steve
  14. 28 Sep '07 21:08
    Originally posted by stevetodd
    Wow it's a shame you hate your fellow club mates so much! I'm from Dorking chess club, not so far away you would be very welcome here as a member, maybe you should think of changing clubs if you are so unhappy with your fellow members there.
    Steve
    No - they're a nice bunch. Apart from the joker with the iPod.

    Yes, Dorking is just around the corner. Horsham is closer though & they have a very active club & their 1st & 2nd teams are both in mid Sussex div 1 as (now) is Crawley 1.
  15. 28 Sep '07 21:48
    One way is to look your opponent in the eye and Say Resign? while shaking his hand. Then record the win.