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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    30 Jul '07 06:47 / 1 edit
    I played Game 3597278 a while ago, and have been wondering why he resigned. Perhaps there is a simple answer and im just too stupid to figure it out, but I can´t. any ideas?
  2. Standard member LekZ
    Why am I here?
    30 Jul '07 07:56
    Black is winning the game. I've been browsing his games, and he has resigned a few games in which he had a decisive advantage.

    Maybe he doesn't like to play on, when he has already won, and his opponent doesn't resign? Or somebody else was on his account? Or he wanted to reduce his game load?

    Have you asked him why he resigned?
  3. 30 Jul '07 07:58
    I suspect your opponent became nervous because the game was virtually won after 15 moves but kept dragging on, and the game stood in the way of other games, being limited to 6 parallel games.
  4. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    30 Jul '07 08:10
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    I suspect your opponent became nervous because the game was virtually won after 15 moves but kept dragging on, and the game stood in the way of other games, being limited to 6 parallel games.
    Maybe, but he could have won in another 10-15 moves.
  5. 30 Jul '07 08:25
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Maybe, but he could have won in another 10-15 moves.
    I doubt it. Probably 25 - 30 would be needed to checkmate.
  6. 30 Jul '07 08:28
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    I doubt it. Probably 25 - 30 would be needed to checkmate.
    In your level maybe.
  7. 30 Jul '07 08:40
    Originally posted by kenan
    In your level maybe.
    As white or as black? A medium black player against a strong white defender might even need 35 or more
  8. 30 Jul '07 09:06
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    As white or as black? A medium black player against a strong white defender might even need 35 or more
    Whatever you say.
  9. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    30 Jul '07 09:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    I doubt it. Probably 25 - 30 would be needed to checkmate.
    Doesn't Rd8 (next black move virtually regardless of what white plays) win fairly simply for black.
  10. 30 Jul '07 10:03
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Doesn't Rd8 (next black move virtually regardless of what white plays) win fairly simply for black.
    Black won the game 20 moves ago. After e.g. h2 by white, Rd8 is almost as good as Rc2 or another 10 or so candidate moves. They all would ultimately lead to checkmate .... in 25 more moves or so
  11. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    30 Jul '07 10:05
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Doesn't Rd8 (next black move virtually regardless of what white plays) win fairly simply for black.
    Yes, after that there is no stoping that pawn.
  12. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    30 Jul '07 10:08
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    I doubt it. Probably 25 - 30 would be needed to checkmate.
    not if my defence was anything like the rest of the game.
  13. 30 Jul '07 12:00
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I played Game 3597278 a while ago, and have been wondering why he resigned. Perhaps there is a simple answer and im just too stupid to figure it out, but I can´t. any ideas?
    Instead of guessing, why don't you just ask him?
  14. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    30 Jul '07 21:21
  15. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    31 Jul '07 18:42
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Instead of guessing, why don't you just ask him?
    I asked him, and he said he was on vacation and thought it would be rude to make his opponents wait, so he resigned all his games.