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  1. Standard member drdon
    His Mateship
    13 Nov '10 22:35
    I can only think of when one is sure the game can not be won and forcing a draw is unlikely given what one knows about one's opponent's skill level.

    Any others?
  2. 13 Nov '10 22:47
    courtesy before committing suicide?
  3. 13 Nov '10 22:55
    Someone can resign whenever they like. In real life and on here, chess is a game. If someone wants to stop playing that game, on the understanding that this means that their opponent will win, they can do so.

    Normally people want to win and so don't do this, but if someone wants to resign any or all of their games, that's their business. Things get a little more complicated if it's a team match, as resigning affects your team mates as well, but even then I can think of many possible real-world situations that would affect someone's ability and desire to play internet chess. In the end, it's just a game.
  4. Standard member drdon
    His Mateship
    13 Nov '10 23:00
    Originally posted by Habeascorp
    courtesy before committing suicide?
    LOL! Novices like me don't take chess that seriously!... although courtesy (eg resigning because one will not be able to move for an extended time or is leaving the site) seems a good reason for resigning a game
  5. 13 Nov '10 23:38
    Acceptable to whom? If I want to resign I will. Similarly, if I don't want to resign I won't.
  6. 13 Nov '10 23:41
    What's an accetable reason to start a thread? This one surely does not meet that requirement.
  7. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    14 Nov '10 03:34
    Originally posted by Eladar
    What's an accetable reason to start a thread? This one surely does not meet that requirement.
    While this topic is hardly novel, I don't think it deserves this sort of bile. This is your second time in a week you have attacked a poster out of boredom...
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    14 Nov '10 03:38
    Originally posted by drdon
    I can only think of when one is sure the game can not be won and forcing a draw is unlikely given what one knows about one's opponent's skill level.

    Any others?
    How about I shove my size 13 up your bum. Is that acceptable?
  9. 14 Nov '10 05:50
    Originally posted by drdon
    I can only think of when one is sure the game can not be won and forcing a draw is unlikely given what one knows about one's opponent's skill level.

    Any others?
    If you are playing me, you are free to resign for any reason or for no reason at all.😛
  10. 14 Nov '10 10:11
    Originally posted by drdon
    LOL! Novices like me don't take chess that seriously!... although courtesy (eg resigning because one will not be able to move for an extended time or is leaving the site) seems a good reason for resigning a game
    Although I should add before others do that if you are involved in a clan game and intend to commit suicide then you should refer to your clan leader for etiquette as they may prefer you to take vacations etc.
  11. Standard member drdon
    His Mateship
    14 Nov '10 14:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    How about I shove my size 13 up your bum. Is that acceptable?
    No😴 Is there a need to be so aggressively rude?
  12. Standard member drdon
    His Mateship
    14 Nov '10 14:12
    Originally posted by Eladar
    What's an accetable reason to start a thread? This one surely does not meet that requirement.
    Then alert the moderator and don't waste time.
  13. Standard member drdon
    His Mateship
    14 Nov '10 14:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    If you are playing me, you are free to resign for any reason or for no reason at all.😛
    What a sandbaggers' delight! Although I enjoyed the sentiment
  14. 14 Nov '10 23:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by drdon
    I can only think of when one is sure the game can not be won and forcing a draw is unlikely given what one knows about one's opponent's skill level.

    Any others?
    1. It's a boring position.

    2. Your opponent is taking forever and you don't care anymore, even though you are winning.

    3. You have something better to do.

    4. Your opponent has a low rating, plays horribly, and you'd like to give him a thrill.

    5. Your opponent is very young, but has played better than usual and you'd like to give him bragging rights/ego boost, even though you would likely win if you hung tough.

    6. Your wife just told you to get busy and stop $%#@%& around, there's stuff to do around the house.

    7. You have made many mistakes and the game is so flawed you can't stand it.
  15. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    15 Nov '10 01:20
    Originally posted by drdon
    No😴 Is there a need to be so aggressively rude?
    Quite right, I do apologize for my indiscretion. I most humbly ask your forgiveness. I have taken the liberty of adding you to my friends here, so feel free to send me a game anytime, as a gesture of good will.