Originally posted by nickybutt
I never do, but I have played against quite a few who does. It doesn't bother me, after all I could leave the site tomorrow and there is no rule against it, but what do you all mean? Is it bad sportmanship, or just playing your chance.
To some of us, it is bad sportsmanship, but to others it's not. There is nothing in the rules that says they are not allowed to "stall" the game by taking an obsessive amount of time to move, or to play on in a lost position.
I have played on in seemingly lost games before, much to the displeasure of my opponents, and sometimes they make terrible errors that let me back into the game. As much as it is good form to resign in a lost game, I believe that an opponent must work for the win, and if he or she has achieved a position that is extremely favorable for him or her, then this person should be able to win without question.
As impolite as it may seem to some people for opponents to continue on in lost situations, none of us should complain about it, because it is not
a violation of the rules in anyway.