Originally posted by Paul LeggettDon't let it rattle you. Just keep moving and crush his azz.
This is a question about which I have mixed feelings, and I am curious about what others think.
I am currently a piece up in a game that I expect to win without much effort. My opponent continues to play (which I am cool with, as he has every right to test my technique), but he has now slowed down to the minimum of one move a day allowe ...[text shortened]... I am curious to know what other players think.
Originally posted by MrPhilYou identified a large part of my uncertainty, as he/she could well be taking the extra time to find a way out. It's way too easy to fall into the trap of assigning malice to behavior when complete information is lacking, and I am trying hard not to fall into that trap. I should give everyone the same benefit of the doubt that I would want for myself.
I confess I have a tendency to do the slowing down thing.
In the opening, or if I'm clearly winning and there's no complications, its easy to bang out a move.
If the position is complicated, then I'll log in several times and have a look, and think about it in the meantime.
Maybe something like this is going on for your opponent.
That said, if a posi ...[text shortened]... is lost-lost with no possibility of a swindle or counterplay, then I'll resign it.
Originally posted by GoshenThanks! I have been playing around with it, and I am still adding stuff as people make recommendations. I got the idea because I am a chess bookaholic and chess set collector, and guys in my club developed a habit of asking me how I got something so cheap, or where they could get the best deal on a book, etc. Someone suggested I should set up a website. There's lots of cool chess stuff on the net, so I add as people point out things.
Ah wormwood you're right about that.
@ Paul its actually a nice looking site. Did you design it yourself?