Originally posted by woadman
It's called sportsmanship--or the lack of----
I disagree strongly (yet again with @woadman
). There are no rules that say it's unsportsmanlike to not resign. This is an assumption made by you and perhaps @Duncan-Clarke
Some players actually feel it is more sportsmanlike to allow their opponent to checkmate them.
I have in lost positions found perpetuals or a nifty stalemate and sadly had others find that against me. And of course, I have won on time many times (doesn't as easily apply on this site) down a full major or just a couple moves from being mated. I've equally lost many games on time when I was one move from mating my opponent. Am I annoyed-yes. But not at my opponent-it was their right to play on. I'm annoyed I couldn't win it sooner!
It is more unsportsmanlike to be annoyed when your opponent doesn't resign.
My advice to @Duncan-Clarke
- just smile and finish them off in style. Checkmating an opponent is very satisfying. It is not for you to decide when your opponent should resign-that is their prerogative and not yours. So get over it and find a quick mate.