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  1. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Jul '17 05:02
    I quite liked the ending mate. I had Black and won a piece early on, but my 2000-rated opponent would not resign.



    Am I a Sadist for enjoying this?
  2. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    01 Jul '17 12:57 / 1 edit
    Well you could argue that it serves him right for not resigning.....

    But yes, there is also an argument for your being a sadist.

    EDIT:- And yes, very nice mate
  3. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    01 Jul '17 14:30
    I expect he carried on hoping for you to be careless and give him a stalemate.
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Jul '17 18:01
    Originally posted by venda
    I expect he carried on hoping for you to be careless and give him a stalemate.
    Haha, yes. Needless to say, I checked every move before I moved that his King had a move.
  5. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    02 Jul '17 03:04
    I'm sure he enjoyed getting mated like this. It must have been quite a show.
  6. 02 Jul '17 12:58
    Was hoping to see three or four more knights on the board -- an entire cavalry chasing down the lone king.
  7. Standard member congruent
    Chess Player
    02 Jul '17 20:51
    I haven't had anything to drink so I'm not seeing things, but can someone tell me why white didn't pick the pawn up at move 3 with 3. Nf3?? Nxe4

    Often on blitz type games you will find people carry on to the end in the hope that their opponent :-

    * gives them a stalemate
    * might be drunk
    * might loose on time etc
    * internet connection might drop,

    Not saying that is what happened here but a few possibilities.
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Jul '17 21:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by pzn2pawn
    Was hoping to see three or four more knights on the board -- an entire cavalry chasing down the lone king.
    That's what I had intended to do, but then saw the "line of 4 pawns on the 2nd rank" mate and just couldn't resist it.
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Jul '17 21:03
    Originally posted by congruent
    I haven't had anything to drink so I'm not seeing things, but can someone tell me why white didn't pick the pawn up at move 3 with 3. Nf3?? Nxe4

    Often on blitz type games you will find people carry on to the end in the hope that their opponent :-

    * gives them a stalemate
    * might be drunk
    * might loose on time etc
    * internet connection might drop,

    Not saying that is what happened here but a few possibilities.
    Black was so intent on the expected opening setup that he missed the free pawn.
  10. 07 Jul '17 04:23
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    That's what I had intended to do, but then saw the "line of 4 pawns on the 2nd rank" mate and just couldn't resist it.
    That was an absolutely delightful finish!

    I will often underpromote against passive-aggressive non-resigners, such as promoting 3 or more pawns to knights and then stampeding the enemy king to death.

    Sometimes I will be on the brink of checkmating the non-resigner and then resign myself as a joke.
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Jul '17 12:51
    Originally posted by venda
    I expect he carried on hoping for you to be careless and give him a stalemate.
    That was what I thought, hoping for stalemate but with someone near 1900 that would not happen, great looking mate though, got a giggle out of me
  12. Subscriber ZorroTheFoxonline
    RHP MostActivePlayer
    08 Jul '17 12:35
    I thought it was a good lesson for him!