Originally posted by kaminsky
Is there an agreed point among sane players when you should gracefully pack it in ?
At club level, I have ascertained the following:
Good player - play on until you believe your opponent will definitely win from that position.
My opponent - play on until the unstoppable mate on the next move.
Teammate's opponent - play on until the position looks only the slightest bit worse. Occasionally, for good measure, resign in a good position.
Junior - play on until mate, but do spice things up with a draw offer every move.
Me - play on until you can see no more swindles.
Edit: This is not to say that my opponents aren't ever good players, just that they don't expect much from me 😞