Originally posted by Tanuki
I am continually amazed at the lengths some people go to on this site...they play a 21/21 and in a dead lost position they plan using the time and bank... I can only guess that they are hoping my rating jumps a lot and then won't lose as many points? Can anyone give some insight into why you would bother? I guess having only 12 losses and then getting smas ...[text shortened]... oh well.
Anyone else have some stories of the winning peronalities found here on RedHotPawn?
Tanuki, I am sure you are an intelligent and balanced individual.
Therefore your intellect must tell you that:
1) If you want games to be decided quickly, pick shorter time controls. People who pick 21/21 clearly don't have a pressing need to progress their games.
2) It is entirely up to your opponent how often he plays his move in your game, within these time controls. It is nothing to do with you nor does your opinion matter.
3) It is entirely up to your opponent to play at a faster or slower pace in other games. They are his/her games, not yours.
4) It is entirely within the rules of chess, the time controls and the rules of this site to fight to the very end, whether or not you like this or find it unfair.
So frankly, there is little point in whining in public.