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  1. 05 Dec '07 00:35
    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.12.4"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "rubberjaw30"]
    [Black "musicofmysoul"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. f2-f4 Qd8-h4 3. g2-g3 Qh4-h6 4. Ng1-f3 Bf8-b4 5. c2-c3 Bb4-c5 6. d2-d4 Bc5-b6 7. Nf3xe5 d7-d6 8. f4-f5 g7-g6 9. Bc1xh6 Ng8xh6 10. Ne5-c4 Nb8-d7 11. Nc4xb6 Nd7xb6 12. f5-f6 a7-a5 13. h2-h3 g6-g5 14. Qd1-h5 O-O 15. Qh5xg5 Kg8-h8 16. Qg5-g7 1-0


    so I play this game against a 700 something in blitz, right
    all the pawn moves probably weren't necessary, but I was methodic in squeezing him of space before slipping in w/ queen.
    anyway, the game itself has little to do with what I need to ask you guys.
    after the mating move, I tell the guy: "gg" meaning universally: "good game" and I always do this, win or lose. I always thought of it as curteous until now. after saying it, the guy says: "wow, bg" obviously meaning bad game. when you annihilate someone, and then say good game, does it come across as rude? what do you guys do after destroying a much weaker opponent?
  2. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    05 Dec '07 01:11
    Basically do a war dance, shout some random words in German, throw their king at them and laugh whilst emptying my beer over their head.
  3. 05 Dec '07 01:16
    Originally posted by davaniel
    Basically do a war dance, shout some random words in German, throw their king at them and laugh whilst emptying my beer over their head.
    What a waste of beer.
  4. 05 Dec '07 02:10
    I find if I really thrash somebody, of if they lose by making a horrible blunder I try and avoid saying good game because they know they messed up and I know I didnt really work for my win but had it gifted to me.
  5. 05 Dec '07 02:18
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.12.4"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "rubberjaw30"]
    [Black "musicofmysoul"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. f2-f4 Qd8-h4 3. g2-g3 Qh4-h6 4. Ng1-f3 Bf8-b4 5. c2-c3 Bb4-c5 6. d2-d4 Bc5-b6 7. Nf3xe5 d7-d6 8. f4-f5 g7-g6 9. Bc1xh6 Ng8xh6 10. Ne5-c4 Nb8-d7 11. Nc4xb6 Nd7xb6 12. f5-f6 a7-a5 13. h ...[text shortened]... cross as rude? what do you guys do after destroying a much weaker opponent?
    The typewriter keys 'b' and 'g' are right next to each other. He was probably trying to write "wow, good game!" as a compliment to you in return, but his finger slipped and did a typo. And now you've gone and mentioned in a public forum how you "annihilated" him, and called him a "much weaker opponent" all because you couldn't give him the benefit of the doubt. Way to go and crush the hopes and dreams of a 700-rated player who only wanted to be nice to you.

    your pal,
    DR
  6. 05 Dec '07 03:00
    what do you guys do after destroying a much weaker opponent?

    I don't face a lot of "much weaker opponents," because I'm not very good ... but I am courteous!

    Say "Thanks for the game." "gg" can sound sarcastic or just perfunctory to someone who's still losing blood.
  7. 05 Dec '07 05:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Doctor Rat
    The typewriter keys 'b' and 'g' are right next to each other. He was probably trying to write "wow, good game!" as a compliment to you in return, but his finger slipped and did a typo. And now you've gone and mentioned in a public forum how you "annihilated" him, and called him a "much weaker opponent" all because you couldn't give him the benefit of the ...[text shortened]... dreams of a 700-rated player who only wanted to be nice to you.

    your pal,
    DR
    LOL, I think you're right. Rubberjaw, I don't think he was inventing any new acronyms, he was just stunned by your awesome play and meant to say "gg."
  8. 05 Dec '07 06:11
    Frankly, I'm frustrated by the general lack of sportsmanship in all on-line chess. In correspondence I always greet the player and say good luck. And I always say "good game" after the match. In most cases the opponent ignores me. I also say 'gg' in blitz, and I think I've had my life threatened more often than I've seen 'gg'. It's just common courtesy to say good game after a match. It's sad that so many people don't understand basic sportsmanship.

    Scott
  9. 05 Dec '07 06:18
    I completely agree. It's really horrible how antisocial some chess players are online. On uChess and RHP Blitz it's usually not too bad. However, I played a lot on ICC not long ago and while I say hi, almost no one responds back. Likewise after I say gg at the end. If I remark anything else during the game, the other player also suffers from a serious typing disability. Surprisingly, I've had more players outside of the US respond even though English was usually not their native language. It annoys me and I make sure to absolutely destroy them as painfully as possible. For example, by making five Queens when only one is necessary.
  10. 05 Dec '07 07:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.12.4"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "rubberjaw30"]
    [Black "musicofmysoul"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. f2-f4 Qd8-h4 3. g2-g3 Qh4-h6 4. Ng1-f3 Bf8-b4 5. c2-c3 Bb4-c5 6. d2-d4 Bc5-b6 7. Nf3xe5 d7-d6 8. f4-f5 g7-g6 9. Bc1xh6 Ng8xh6 10. Ne5-c4 Nb8-d7 11. Nc4xb6 Nd7xb6 12. f5-f6 a7-a5 13. h cross as rude? what do you guys do after destroying a much weaker opponent?
    maybe he/she was reffering to his/her own play?
  11. 05 Dec '07 09:12 / 2 edits
    "In most cases the opponent ignores me."

    I didn't have the slightest idea that 'gg' could be a acronym for 'good game'. And I have had some 'gg' comments that I in my ignorance didn't respond to at all.

    There are other acronymes as well, like OTB, CC, TOS, and surely a lot of others acronymes. Why not put them in a glossary in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) file?, so even non-native English speaking members (like myself) can take part of and understand.
  12. 05 Dec '07 13:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.12.4"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "rubberjaw30"]
    [Black "musicofmysoul"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. f2-f4 Qd8-h4 3. g2-g3 Qh4-h6 4. Ng1-f3 Bf8-b4 5. c2-c3 Bb4-c5 6. d2-d4 Bc5-b6 7. Nf3xe5 d7-d6 8. f4-f5 g7-g6 9. Bc1xh6 Ng8xh6 10. Ne5-c4 Nb8-d7 11. Nc4xb6 Nd7xb6 12. f5-f6 a7-a5 13. h cross as rude? what do you guys do after destroying a much weaker opponent?
    Personally, I only say good game if it was particularly enjoyable in some way, perhaps it was unusual, interesting or hard faught.

    I often say thanks for the game if i'm in a good mood, or well played if i believe they played well (and beat me).
  13. 05 Dec '07 14:06
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    [b]"In most cases the opponent ignores me."

    I didn't have the slightest idea that 'gg' could be a acronym for 'good game'. And I have had some 'gg' comments that I in my ignorance didn't respond to at all.

    There are other acronymes as well, like OTB, CC, TOS, and surely a lot of others acronymes. Why not put them in a glossary in the FAQ (Freque ...[text shortened]... ven non-native English speaking members (like myself) can take part of and understand.[/b]
    Apart from meaning 'good game' it could be 'good god', which says something completely different.
  14. 05 Dec '07 14:14
    I used to think it meant good going.
  15. 07 Dec '07 23:46
    I think some people can be blatantly extremely rude intentionally. I've just been playing a few blitz games and four people have been rude and critical of my choice of opening, style of play and the fact that I don't resign in positions where counterplay is possible.
    I do find it irritating that people feel they can be insulting and hide behind the anonymity of the internet. In general I tell them to get a life and then block contact with them. It is a pity that such idiots exist to play chess.