Originally posted by ih8sens
I agree with you completely. It's correspondence chess people, you can't count on multiple stupid blunders to throw you back into a game. If your down a full piece with no compensation, I find it rude to not resign. Don't assume a blunder.
On the other hand, maybe we should just go member and this wouldn't be a problem.
I'm sorry but you are both completely wrong.
Even in cc chess you can fight back from a rook down and win games if you really put the effort in, especially if you are playing against an opponent at the 1600 or below level.
Remember, whats the point in being a rook ahead if you can't move it and get it into the game.
Also, when behind lost causes can be saved by searching really hard for PINS, TRAPS and SACRIFICES that both players may not normally consider.
Or even trying ideas like throwing all your pieces at the king in an unexpected fashion can result in quick turnarounds.
Its every players right to continue and often quite a challenge to try and claw back points. Its also quite a skill for a player to try and play for a stalemate.
Players at the IM or GM level may well resign when a big piece down because they have such an advanced understanding of the positional play of a game that its very unlikely an equally matchesd opponent will fall for a pin unless you can find something 8 moves deep etc...
But if you're playing someone on this site less than 2000, I'd almost always continue, probably play slower and search for something.
The time controls are there to stop games running indefinately, so if it is a problem for you then as mentioned elsewhere in this thread, maybe avoid 7/7, 7/14 or 14/14 games.
I can understand it being frustrating for non-subscribers as you only have a 6 game max, but if it frustrates you so much then subscribe and play as many games as you like.