Originally posted by ih8sens
[b]I'm just wondering what the 'unwritten law' on this site is about resigning.
The rules here are the same as those of the FIDE "Laws of Chess" : -
" Article 5.1b : The game is won by the player whose opponent declares he resigns. This immediately ends the game."
i.e. a player resigns if and when he/she/it/they want to.
In the thread ''when do you properly resign ?' I suggested in my post of 30 Dec '06 15:31. that : -
"You resign in the following circumstances : -
A/ Against a better player when you know that you could win from his position, until then there is nothing unreasonable in playing on to learn.
B/ Against a roughly equal player or someone you would normally beat, when you know that particular player knows how to win from that position.
Otherwise play until you are mated or obtain a draw."