1. Donationketchuplover
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    12 Nov '17 00:00
    should lose fewer rating points than matees imo
  2. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    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. Here
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    12 Nov '17 09:04
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    should lose fewer rating points than matees imo
    I agree
  4. Subscriber64squaresofpain
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    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. SubscriberRagwortonline
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    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. Subscribervenda
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    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. SubscriberLittleDonkey
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    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. Subscribersonhouse
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    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?
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    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. Behind the scenes
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    13 Nov '17 21:371 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. 😀
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    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. Subscribermoonbus
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    18 Nov '17 18:25
    Players who win and whine about it should have 15 points docked.
  13. Subscribermoonbus
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    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. Donationketchuplover
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    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. Cosmos
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    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 !!!
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