Originally posted by invigorate I like to be sure I've won before thanking my opponent for the game.
Me too, I can think of few things more embarrasing than thanking someone for a game when it's not yet over.
So when I think I've checkmated, I check it a gazillion times just to make absolutely sure. It's safer not to comment, but a thank you is good etiquette.
On the other hand, such a feature should not assist you in finding checkmate. Perhaps if your move results in checkmate, a box allowing you to re-edit your comment (ie add a "thank you"😉 appears. But the move itself must be irreversible.
Originally posted by Bowmann If you can't be sure, then maybe you're playing the wrong game.
Well, I've "mated" someone before. Thanked them for the game, only to discover that in so doing I'd put myself in check. Fortunately, on that occasion, the move came back as invalid so I was spared the embarrassment of the "Thank you" message getting through to my opponent.
Regradless of how certain I am, until it says "you won" on the game list there's always some nagging doubt at the back of my mind.
I would have to agree though that you can't have a button saying if its checkmate or not..
I played one game, and made a stupid move thinking it was checkmate.. and I didn't even notice that my piece was lined up with his knight (lined up?.. ok.. crooked up)..
Ya. stupid move.. but the point was..that if I had a button to say check mate.. I would have noticed and not lost my rook
I ussually wait till the checkmate move to message but sometimes they resign a move early so I never send that message. Everytime I send a ty message with a checkmate move I'm afraid I'm wrong. I even checkmate people by accident, this is very common for me in blitz otb where I don't have time to calculate every possibility in my mind as I'm rushed to move.
It's like check.................mate?................um, yeah that's it..............um check mate! This ussually just irratates them more....
ps : I like the idea that if it is a checkmate move a little window pops up allowing you to send a final message.
I find I don't checkmate many people. Mostly when I find the forced mate I'll send a message pointing it out. Most people are sporting enough to realise that they have lost and resign. I haven't got a mating line wrong yet but it's sure to happen eventually.
I think thanking someone even if you have unsuccessfully "mated" if ine. Even if you wind up losing the game at least you've demonstrated some courtesy. Its happened to me before. Embarrassing as hell, but i never regret saying thank you.