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  1. 12 Nov '17 00:00
    should lose fewer rating points than matees imo
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    12 Nov '17 07:38
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    should lose fewer rating points than matees imo
    A loss is a loss. The "type" of loss should not matter.
  3. 12 Nov '17 09:04
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    should lose fewer rating points than matees imo
    I agree
  4. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    12 Nov '17 14:56
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    should lose fewer rating points than matees imo
    Well no, because anyone who sees the mate coming could just resign and lose fewer points.

    As woof-woof says: a loss is a loss.
  5. Subscriber Ragwortonline On Vacation
    Ex Duris Gloria
    12 Nov '17 18:12
    I think Russ ahould program a graphic that showers my board with gold coins everytime I deliver checkmate on this site
  6. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    12 Nov '17 22:53
    It would mean the sandbaggers would have to work harder to lower their ratings but other than that ,in normal play it goes against all the principals of competition.
    If my opponent doesn't turn up for a bowls match I still win the game
    A win is a win
  7. Subscriber LittleDonkey
    Little Donkey
    13 Nov '17 00:17
    A plea deal!

    Backgammon has its dice but then it also has an element of randomness.

    Chess is bolder than that and resignation allows you to cut the torture short.

    Chess is like Bond, escapes from certain doom crop up with amazing regulatory.

    Ratings are pretty meaningless anyway so adding an additional element on the basis of boldness/beligerence/bloody mindedness/bravado could lead to some interesting results.

    Obviously this would also mean that players who lose a "won" game would have to be penalised to a greater extent.

    Please clarify the point at which a player should resign to avoid additional penalties.
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Nov '17 00:25
    Originally posted by @64squaresofpain
    Well no, because anyone who sees the mate coming could just resign and lose fewer points.

    As woof-woof says: a loss is a loss.
    So one point for a win, 1/2 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss, 1/4 point for a resign seeing a mate in two? What about mate in three, should it be 3/8 point for that?
  9. Subscriber vandervelde
    medieval punk rocker
    13 Nov '17 02:30
    Resigners are sissies.
    Tough guys don't surrender easy but try to make opponent's life as miserable as possible.
    In addition, resigns might be considered as fixing, that is throwing the games.
  10. Standard member mchill
    Green Lantern
    13 Nov '17 21:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    should lose fewer rating points than matees imo
    I agree with the spirit of your post, but not the letter of it. I don't like it when people won't resign in a lost situation either. Look upon it as killing a cockroach, it's ever so much fun if you toy with them before step on them with biker boots.
  11. 18 Nov '17 02:53
    Originally posted by @vandervelde
    Resigners are sissies.
    Tough guys don't surrender easy but try to make opponent's life as miserable as possible.
    I'm not very miserable playing a game of chess when I'm winning. Admittedly, some are.
  12. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    18 Nov '17 18:25
    Players who win and whine about it should have 15 points docked.
  13. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    20 Nov '17 14:29
    Originally posted by @vandervelde
    Resigners are sissies.
    Tough guys don't surrender easy but try to make opponent's life as miserable as possible.
    In addition, resigns might be considered as fixing, that is throwing the games.
    Not in clan challenges. Or so I'm told.
  14. 21 Nov '17 20:56
    Originally posted by @ragwort
    I think Russ ahould program a graphic that showers my board with gold coins everytime I deliver checkmate on this site
    Please make it so!
  15. Subscriber ogb
    23 Nov '17 03:53
    Originally posted by @vandervelde
    Resigners are sissies.
    Tough guys don't surrender easy but try to make opponent's life as miserable as possible.
    In addition, resigns might be considered as fixing, that is throwing the games.
    I agree..make yur opponent sweat for every inch of the way to a checkmate..NEVER RESIGN !!!