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  1. 13 Jun '06 18:49
    Is it a fairly standard situaution, that when ypur opponents realise they are about to lose that they begin to play at the speed of continental drift?
  2. 13 Jun '06 19:22
    I've had multiple occurance where once they see mate, they stop moving until you time them out.
  3. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    13 Jun '06 19:23
    Originally posted by Gweilo
    Is it a fairly standard situaution, that when ypur opponents realise they are about to lose that they begin to play at the speed of continental drift?
    it does appear to be a common problem

    cant understand it myself, id rather get it finished and out of the way & get on with a game i might have a chance in (not that i have any chance in many of the games i play lol)
  4. Standard member EnigmaticCam
    Chess n00b
    13 Jun '06 19:35
    They're waiting for your rating to spike so they don't lose as much points
  5. 13 Jun '06 19:57
    Originally posted by EnigmaticCam
    They're waiting for your rating to spike so they don't lose as much points
    They're waiting for your rating to spike so they don't lose as much points

    They'll wait a bloody long time for my rating to spike lol
  6. 13 Jun '06 20:09
    I'm pretty sure I've never been accused of this myself, because I will resign once I'm convinced that the game cannot be saved. However, when a game becomes very difficult, and I find myself in trouble, I do slow down my play quite a bit - not for the reasons suggested above, but because the game is _hard_. I often decide to have another look at a difficult position on the following day, or perhaps the day after that. It allows me to think about the position, and try to find the best move - which may ultimately include resigning if the game is lost.
  7. 13 Jun '06 20:10
    Originally posted by Gweilo
    Is it a fairly standard situaution, that when ypur opponents realise they are about to lose that they begin to play at the speed of continental drift?
    Welcome to correspondence chess.
  8. 13 Jun '06 20:22
    If in a bad way I might slow things down a little, as I try hard to find an escape, cunning trap, etc

    Otherwise I'll resign quickly- unless they have a low rating, which convinces me to play on incase of error
  9. 14 Jun '06 20:35
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    If in a bad way I might slow things down a little, as I try hard to find an escape, cunning trap, etc

    Otherwise I'll resign quickly- unless they have a low rating, which convinces me to play on incase of error
    maybe thats whats going on in my case then, they are waiting for me to make a mistake.

    Although that having been said the people I'm playing are within about 100 points of me.
  10. 16 Jun '06 14:15
    Originally posted by kubuntu
    I'm pretty sure I've never been accused of this myself, because I will resign once I'm convinced that the game cannot be saved. However, when a game becomes very difficult, and I find myself in trouble, I do slow down my play quite a bit - not for the reasons suggested above, but because the game is _hard_. I often decide to have another look at a difficul ...[text shortened]... , and try to find the best move - which may ultimately include resigning if the game is lost.
    I too may slow down when I have fallen behind for the same reasons. On the other hand, if a game becomes an easy win, I move quickly because it has become easier than a dead even game. So by contrast, games I'm losing may seem extremely slow.

    I get as much pleasure from squeaking out a draw in a seemingly lost game as I do winning a close game.

    I never play slow out of spite and eventually I'll resign when the game is hopeless. Of course the person with the advantage may define hopeless slightly differently.