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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    03 Feb '14 23:56
    In your opinion what do you consider the worst Chess ettiqutte?

    I would say when you're up in pieces and you offer a draw to be nice and they don't take it. It's because of what if you had to be somewhere like eat dinner or something?
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    04 Feb '14 00:10
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    In your opinion what do you consider the worst Chess ettiqutte?

    I would say when you're up in pieces and you offer a draw to be nice and they don't take it. It's because of what if you had to be somewhere like eat dinner or something?
    Good chess etiquette is the same as for any sport or game;
    be a gracious winner, a generous loser and remember its just a game.

    Poor etiquette is expecting your opponent to adhere to your own unwritten rules; typically regarding stalemates, resignations and draw offers.
  3. Subscriber dzirillionline
    Duchampion
    04 Feb '14 02:17
    I just did that to someone but it's a ladder game so a draw means nothing
  4. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    04 Feb '14 03:57
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    In your opinion what do you consider the worst Chess ettiqutte?

    I would say when you're up in pieces and you offer a draw to be nice and they don't take it. It's because of what if you had to be somewhere like eat dinner or something?
    If you have an alternative arrangement for the evening then why agree to a game of chess?
  5. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    04 Feb '14 13:55
    Originally posted by dzirilli
    I just did that to someone but it's a ladder game so a draw means nothing
    You did what exactly?

    In fact in the ladder game for the challenger a draw means nothing for a defender it means he keeps his place.
  6. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    04 Feb '14 17:35
    The one that most annoys me is when you have your opponent one move from unstoppable check mate,and they stop responding.
  7. 04 Feb '14 23:54
    OTB when some one initially tries to distract you. I If I have drawing chances, I play if I am completely lost to a better player I will resign
  8. Subscriber dzirillionline
    Duchampion
    05 Feb '14 03:39
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    You did what exactly?

    In fact in the ladder game for the challenger a draw means nothing for a defender it means he keeps his place.
    Exactly, and I am the challenger so a draw does me no good. So I ignore the draw offer.
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    05 Feb '14 04:06
    Originally posted by dzirilli
    Exactly, and I am the challenger so a draw does me no good. So I ignore the draw offer.
    Ladder-wise it does you no good.
    Grade-wise better to draw than lose.
  10. Subscriber dzirillionline
    Duchampion
    05 Feb '14 04:14
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Ladder-wise it does you no good.
    Grade-wise better to draw than lose.
    Too old to worry about grades
  11. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    05 Feb '14 07:15
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    In your opinion what do you consider the worst Chess ettiqutte?

    I would say when you're up in pieces and you offer a draw to be nice and they don't take it. It's because of what if you had to be somewhere like eat dinner or something?
    Maybe he is sacrificing pieces and is about to drop the hammer on you when you offered up.
  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    05 Feb '14 17:23
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Maybe he is sacrificing pieces and is about to drop the hammer on you when you offered up.
    I think being up a knight and pawn at an end game and all he has left are pawns and non are passed pawns, I don't think so.