Originally posted by greenpawn34In a way he was saying that. He had the choice of letting me draw the game or giving me material and positional advantage. He chose the latter.
Post the game.
I'm reading it as though the stronger player is saying
"play on you are winning."
Very sporting of him.
Originally posted by jnguyenAppreciate your insights. Seems, though, that "... unsporting, maybe even cowardly... " may be a tad harsh. Loss avoidance is priority one.
I must admit that sometimes in real life OTB tournaments I take draws despite having a very slight advantage that with best play should in theory win. But practically speaking I am not a robot and that sometimes you doubt your ability to convert a complicated position depending on how you're feeling at that particular point. Maybe you're just flat out exha ition alone, but these types of draws occur very frequently for non-theoretical reasons.
Originally posted by thesonofsaulUsually draw is worse than win but definitely better than a loss. But should be said that not only the result matters - I have seen some draw games which are much more interesting some win/loss games.
Recently, I played a game in which I endevored to sacrifice my way out of a very complicated situation into what I believed would lead to a drawn position for me. My opponent had a higher rated than I did at the time so I thought that even with the white pieces a draw wouldn't be bad. It happened more or less as I figured it would, and I either had a ?
If anyone wants I can post the game, even though it is not significant to the point.