Originally posted by John of Reading
I note that the three chessboards on the home page are now "recent checkmates".
Sadly, I am now less likely to spend any time looking at those boards. I find that the games worth exploring are those between strong players; and those games tend to end in resignation, not checkmate.
What do you think?
I agree. Every once in a while I'd find interesting games to bookmark. While I do see interesting checkmates now, I won't find any games to bookmark, because (1) the games are already over and (2) as the original poster said, games between stronger players tend not to end in checkmate, and these are usually the more instructive and interesting games. How much interest and instruction can I get from a 900 vs. 1100 game in which one player drops a queen on the 8th move and the other promotes 2 queens for an overwhelming but unnecessary material advantage, then checkmate the loser by accident?