Originally posted by FabianFnasto clarify ... telling somebody they should resign is rude.
Why not? Play as long as you want. It's not rude.
Originally posted by FabianFnasI'm in that situation as it happens. A tournament I'm in has been waiting on the result of one game for what seems like months. The guy is about to be rook and pawn (his opponent) against nothing (him).
Well, perhaps this is an exception: When only one game is blocking the round of a tournament to proceed, and this person is playing slowly...
Originally posted by Ice Coldif you can make it instructional then it is worth the time, for example, mating with 3 or 4 Ns or even B & N if you dare.
You ever been tempted to say this?
My solution is to take the longest, most painful road to victory possible. I will promote all my pawns to minor pieces, being careful not to allow a stalemate, well most of the time.
Originally posted by JonathanB of LondonWe agree. Continuing isn't, telling is.
to clarify ... telling somebody they should resign is rude.
Playing on as long as you want - providing you're keeping to the agreed time control and not breaking any laws of chess - is not rude.
I agree with GP about OTB manners but here it's different.
Originally posted by JonathanB of LondonOf course. But when one game only, with a clear outcome (like queen vs a lone king), is hindering the next round to start, well...
I'm in that situation as it happens. A tournament I'm in has been waiting on the result of one game for what seems like months. The guy is about to be rook and pawn (his opponent) against nothing (him).
No reason why he should resign if he doesn't want to though. there's an easy solution if you don't lik waiting a long time - don't enter tournaments that hvae a one move per week (or longer) time control.
Originally posted by WeeDSteMHowever one should never forget that the decreasing move frequency may be caused to difficulty in play in an inferior position.
Whether or not it's rude to ask somebody to resign an obviously hopeless position, I find the not uncommon practice of suddenly decreasing one's move frequency from several times daily, to the minimum required by the time control, purely as a response to the recognition of imminent defeat, to be distinctly obnoxious, even scrofulous. As in many other life s ', after all, if nobody tells them, how're they to know how screwed their moral compass is?