Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
Why do so many opponents complain when you put them in perpetual check? Even GMs will use such a tactic to salvage a forced draw from an otherwise lost position.
Really gets my goat.
I love the perpetual check. And when somebody pulls one off against me I'm more likely to applaud them. I think it comes down to my father never trying to checkmate us kids; but always tried to stalemate, perpetual check or draw us -- he said beating us was too easy.
With that said, I had a game not too long ago where I was so intent on finding the perpetual check against a much higher rated opponent that I missed a winning move. Rh8! I think would have won me this game.