1. Standard memberWildfire
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    26 Dec '12 06:511 edit
    My opponent resigned both of these games. At first I thought he was doing a mass resignation of all his games, but I looked and it's just these two. Any clue why he resigned them? The second one I can kind of understand, since he committed an outright blunder. But I think he could have fought on, especially since he's a lot stronger than I am.

    Game 9594507

    Game 9594512
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    26 Dec '12 08:20
    25.Rf3 ... 😀
  3. Subscriberthaughbaer
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    26 Dec '12 10:56
    Possibly he realised he wasn't going to win the group and so wanted to focus efforts elsewhere ?
  4. Subscriberthaughbaer
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    26 Dec '12 10:58
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    25.Rf3 ... 😀
    Mouse slip ?
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    26 Dec '12 13:21
    Originally posted by thaughbaer
    Mouse slip ?
    More like a snicker....
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    26 Dec '12 16:04
    The second game looks horrible after the rook loss. If I did that I'd probably resign just out of sheer embarrassment 😀
    The first game is a bit of a puzzle. You've got a hell of an attack going. But on the other hand, you haven't actually won any material or got a mate lined up yet, so resigning does look a bit premature to me.

    You could try messaging the guy and asking him. Wouldn't hurt to try.
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    26 Dec '12 16:581 edit
    Originally posted by thaughbaer
    Mouse slip ?
    Mouse slip with submit move confirmation !

    That's part of the reason I smiled in the first post.
    You don't often see a 2100 just totally give away a rook.
    It probably has something to do with the holidays and drinking.
  8. Standard memberRJHinds
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    03 Jan '13 01:071 edit
    Originally posted by Wildfire
    My opponent resigned both of these games. At first I thought he was doing a mass resignation of all his games, but I looked and it's just these two. Any clue why he resigned them? The second one I can kind of understand, since he committed an outright blunder. But I think he could have fought on, especially since he's a lot stronger than I am.

    Game 9594507

    Game 9594512
    In the first game, I believe he resigned because he thought you were going to play 22.Bxh6 or maybe 22.Kh2 with a doubling of the rooks on the g-file and thought he would be losing; and in the second game he thought he had played Rf4 instead of Rf3.
  9. Standard memberRJHinds
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    03 Jan '13 02:113 edits
    Maybe he resigned the first game too, because he was disgusted with that mistake on the second game. Chess psychology is a difficult subject. I recently lost an OTB game by accidently moving my rook like that, but in my case it was adjacent to the intend square on the back rank rather than an adjacent square on a file. I would like to add that I had not been drinking alcoholic beverages, but I was tired since the game was being played at night.
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