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  1. 14 Jun '06 19:48
    Game 2167553

    On realising his move gives me a mate in 1 (Qxf7), he resigns. Would this be considered unsporting?
  2. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    14 Jun '06 19:52
    agreed. Most people consider it sporting when their opponent accept defeat instead of dragging out a lost match. OK, he did deny you the thrill of the 'kill', but does that really matter. Either by resignation or CM the win has the same value.
  3. 14 Jun '06 20:12
    Even if the move didn't give mate in one i would have resigned, as black has lost his knight.
  4. 14 Jun '06 20:29
    This is an example of unsporting:
    Game 1829578
    The first game I started on this site. Since then I've started and completed 38 others! This guy kept moving once a week, just before the deadline, and now is in the process of using up the last few hours of his two week timebank.
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    14 Jun '06 20:30
    Originally posted by Lenzar
    Game 2167553

    On realising his move gives me a mate in 1 (Qxf7), he resigns. Would this be considered unsporting?
    I've only been mated 2 or 3 times at RHP because I didn't even see it coming. Chess noobs seem to think it's unsporting, but resigning before the mate shows you understand you are beat and it is time to move on to the next game.

    I do hope they said good game or something, if I don't have time in the game to say it I usually PM the message to the winner.

    P-
  6. 15 Jun '06 08:00
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    This is an example of unsporting:
    Game 1829578
    The first game I started on this site. Since then I've started and completed 38 others! This guy kept moving once a week, just before the deadline, and now is in the process of using up the last few hours of his two week timebank.
    478 minutes left ! what a torture !
  7. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    15 Jun '06 10:35
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    This is an example of unsporting:
    Game 1829578
    The first game I started on this site. Since then I've started and completed 38 others! This guy kept moving once a week, just before the deadline, and now is in the process of using up the last few hours of his two week timebank.
    erhem
    He will crown first
  8. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    15 Jun '06 10:45
    Originally posted by Mctayto
    erhem
    He will crown first
    Don't comment on games in progress.
  9. 15 Jun '06 11:04
    He will "crown" first, but I will queen next move with check, then checkmate him next move. I've calculated very carefully!
  10. 15 Jun '06 20:19
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Don't comment on games in progress.
    Funny how subscribers often need to be recommended about this....


    Game is over, timed out.
  11. 15 Jun '06 20:24
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    The game hadn't timed out before people started talking about it.
    By "it's funny" I meant mctayto should have known not to talk about it. The second part was making sure people knew it was ok to talk about.
  12. 15 Jun '06 21:30 / 1 edit
    Just in case anyone's interested, the winning line for me in Game 1829578 if White swaps rooks is:

    61. Rxf3+ Kxf3
    62. d5 g4
    63. d6 g3
    62. d7 h2+
    63. Kh1 g2+
    64. Kxh2 Kf2
    65. d8=Q g1=Q+
    66. Kh3 Qg3 mate

    I had to get out my real life chess set out for that one, something I almost never do in online corresponse games!
  13. 15 Jun '06 22:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Just in case anyone's interested, the winning line for me in Game 1829578 if White swaps rooks is:

    61. Rxf3+ Kxf3
    62. d5 g4
    63. d6 g3
    62. d7 h2+
    63. Kh1 g2+
    64. Kxh2 Kf2
    65. d8=Q g1=Q+
    66. Kh3 Qg3 mate

    I had to get out my real life chess set out for that one, something I almost never do in online corresponse games!
    Nice game.

    Have a look at
    31. ... Rb1+ (instead of Rxa5)
    32.Kxb1 (forced) Rxa5 and unavoidable mate with Ra1.

    edit. My apologies for commenting on a game in process(I didn't read evrything). The point I made, however, is completely irrelevant to the game continuation.
  14. 15 Jun '06 22:26
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Nice game.

    Have a look at
    31. ... Rb1+ (instead of Rxa5)
    32.Kxb1 (forced) Rxa5 and unavoidable mate with Ra1.

    edit. My apologies for commenting on a game in process(I didn't read evrything). The point I made, however, is completely irrelevant to the game continuation.
    I saw 31...Rb1+ at the time but thought that the move that I played (31...Rxa5) forced mate as well, which it didn't. I was extremely annoyed with myself when I realised that I had let him escape.
  15. Subscriber cashthetrash
    PoPeYe
    15 Jun '06 22:32
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Nice game.

    Have a look at
    31. ... Rb1+ (instead of Rxa5)
    32.Kxb1 (forced) Rxa5 and unavoidable mate with Ra1.

    edit. My apologies for commenting on a game in process(I didn't read evrything). The point I made, however, is completely irrelevant to the game continuation.
    I hated to start a new thread, and I realise this is somewhat off topic. But I was hoping someone could answer a quick question. I don't play tournaments, Usually just one or two games with someone. But what is the standard procedure in choosing colors. I have always just flipped every other game. But is it winner choice? Loser's choice? Or the one that issues the initial challenge? Is there any edicate? I don't know why I don't know this but I just don't. I suppose on the first game it is challengers choice but what of any others.