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  1. Standard member paultopia
    High Priest
    06 Aug '08 07:54
    Is that you can now, apparently, resign games on your opponent's move.

    This is very useful for players like me, who grab a pawn, hit the move button without looking, then gape in horror and hit the "back" button to confirm the subconscious observation that the queen has just been hung. Now, you (uh, me) can resign straight away, instead of waiting for the opponent to see and grab it. Thank you, Russ, for that generous new addition to the site.

    Laugh at me. Be cruel. Tell me that my chess-playing skill has actually degenerated to the scores-of-timeouts-the-last-time-I-was-on-RHP 400 points down level that it's currently sitting at. If you're all mean enough, maybe it'll condition me to pay attention in the future.

    Game 5262076
  2. Subscriber rookie54
    free tazer tickles..
    06 Aug '08 14:42
    indeed!!!
    why NOT surrender in tha face of an overwhelming assault???
    why NOT kneel in despair at yer opponents feet???
    why NOT throw up yer hands in utter defeat and whimper at irreparable mistakes???

    HA!!!

    NEVER give up...
    NEVER surrender...
    -tim allen az captain peter quincy taggert, galaxy quest


    after all, itz just a game...
    rookie
  3. 06 Aug '08 17:14
    Funnily enough I was reading a post on another site's forum that said
    the only thing wrong with RHP was that the players do not resign.

    OK never surrender - but when you are down to a bare King
    and your opponent has Queens and Rooks.
    I think it's time to re-set the pieces.
  4. 06 Aug '08 17:18 / 1 edit
    Unless you think there is a reasonable chance of them blundering you a stalemate.

    A guy on here that I was playing a bunch of games with & chatting with told me about a game he played here at RHP where, if memory serves correctly, he was down to a bare king, his opponent had 2 Queens...and probably some other pieces. His opponent was sending him hot tempered chats or messages about how disgraceful it was that he hadn't resigned, etc. etc.

    Then, you guessed it, hot head stalemated him. Poetic justice.
  5. 06 Aug '08 17:21
    You are following me from thread to thread!!

    I must have the game - who was it.

    I have heard about this tale but did not see it.

    In the Scottish Chess Championship in 70's a player would not
    resign so his opponent started Queening pawns.

    He Queened his third pawn and stalemated his stubborn opponent.
  6. 06 Aug '08 17:24 / 1 edit
    Drat, you've caught on to my stalking ways.

    JOHMAN was the fellow that pulled off the stalemate. Not sure if he would remember the opponents name. Send him a pm and see. Let me know if you track it down, I'd like to view it at Chandler Cornered. btw, some time I will send you a post card from Minnesota.

    BTW, the Scottish champ fellow was surely short on wits...of course, aside from the stalemate....it is far more ascerbic (sp??) to under promote in my opinion.
  7. 06 Aug '08 19:32
    It's n00Bish to get checkmated
  8. 06 Aug '08 19:35
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    It's n00Bish to get checkmated
    Not if it's a real pretty mate
  9. 06 Aug '08 19:37
    Originally posted by Katastroof
    Not if it's a real pretty mate
    I use the same argument when choosing whores.
  10. Standard member Hindstein
    Finish Him!!!
    06 Aug '08 19:46
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    It's n00Bish to get checkmated
    n00b!

    Game 5240649
  11. Subscriber rookie54
    free tazer tickles..
    06 Aug '08 20:00
    hmmmmmmmm...

    i can see yer point of view...
    when tha game iz all toasted an such...
    bow and/or salute and move on...

    but,

    if you will...
    observe tha game tha original poster presented...

    while white would definitely have had a piece advantage...
    i have pulled games out of fires worse than that...

    end game???
    down a queen???
    salute...

    midgame???
    down a queen???
    unsheathe yer claws...

    take me to task if you wish...

    rookie
  12. 06 Aug '08 20:02
    Originally posted by Hindstein
    n00b!

    Game 5240649
    For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
    Hoist with his own petard
  13. 07 Aug '08 02:26
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Funnily enough I was reading a post on another site's forum that said
    the only thing wrong with RHP was that the players do not resign.

    OK never surrender - but when you are down to a bare King
    and your opponent has Queens and Rooks.
    I think it's time to re-set the pieces.
    I guess it depends on the psychology of the players but I find that the more queens one player has vs a lone king the higher the chance they will accidentally stalemate.
  14. 07 Aug '08 02:36
    Originally posted by paultopia
    Is that you can now, apparently, resign games on your opponent's move.
    I didn't know you could do that. It does explain this game Game 5136988 where I saw it was my turn but when I looked again the game was over, leaving me somewhat confused.

    And I don't know what I was thinking with 30..xe4. I had been thinking about advancing my pawn since 29.e4 but then I went ahead and captured anyway. I really should keep notes.
  15. 07 Aug '08 11:16
    Originally posted by Deece
    I guess it depends on the psychology of the players but I find that the more queens one player has vs a lone king the higher the chance they will accidentally stalemate.
    Absolutely, it's much better to promote to rooks when winning like that. I got 5 once in a game on FICS.