Originally posted by vandervelde
Being on a holiday now, and having (perhaps too) many games at the same tma, I forgot that I had also a lot of games at gameknot.
I lost one game on time couple of days ago and it was only after 8 moves. It was mini tournament, organized by some American player.
I can't remember last tme I lost on time at gameknot,
And I felt guilty more than ...[text shortened]... per-social and almost gayish suck-up in good manners.
Idiotic from me.
z eo tpurnamentorga.
Like many of you know from your experience, I tell beginning players that you lose by either of the following:
Lose on time
You Resign the Game
Yes, I have lost on time. Now, I try to manage my time. Since I play twice a day, I now allow at least 23 hours between moves. Fortunately, I use the filters to ensure I do not lose a game on time especially when I winning.
Even in person, I do not play unless we use a clock. Otherwise, the game would be boring.
As we all know, Chess is for "gentlemen/gentlewomen." I treat the game as higher level game.
Long ago, I have seen players grab all the pieces together towards the center. I guess they were disgusted and showing this method of saying they resigned. Rarely, I have seen this. One other time, a player was ready for a fist fight because the young player was excited in showing me his winning the game. Luckily, I was older the looked at the player who ready for a fist fight straight into his eyes and said that the young man was just explaining his position. I guess he realized that the game is only a game.
Bottom line, the rules are the rules.
Like I have said in my profile: Like the Pawn, move forward, not backwards.
Let us move on and get ready for the next game!