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  1. 24 Jan '08 09:58
    I am playing in a group of four in a tournament and have noticed that one player has resigned both games against an opponent after the first move. I can't help wondering why anyone would do that, especially since the players other four games are still being played.
    Any suggestions?
  2. 24 Jan '08 10:04
    Originally posted by muppyman
    I am playing in a group of four in a tournament and have noticed that one player has resigned both games against an opponent after the first move. I can't help wondering why anyone would do that, especially since the players other four games are still being played.
    Any suggestions?
    Perhaps he thinks that his opponent will crush him anyway and doesn't want to invest energy to the already lost games. Just a guess...
  3. 24 Jan '08 13:12
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Perhaps he thinks that his opponent will crush him anyway and doesn't want to invest energy to the already lost games. Just a guess...
    I think this isn't an honest dealing.

    May be, he is ill...
  4. 24 Jan '08 16:02
    I personally have no problems when someone resigns all their games in a tournament, but when they only resign against high(er) rated players, it really pisses me off. It basically says, I'm a schmuck who is happy to try and ruin you're chance to win, but I'm too much of a pansy to try and ruin the group favorites time.


    In fact, in one tournament I had an opponent resign all but one game (one against me) after 5 moves. He decided he had too many games going, but ours was an interesting opening (Smith-Morra Gambit) so I'm stuck working for those 3 points everyone else got for free (looks like I'll get 1).
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    24 Jan '08 19:08
    Originally posted by zebano
    I personally have no problems when someone resigns all their games in a tournament, but when they only resign against high(er) rated players, it really pisses me off. It basically says, I'm a schmuck who is happy to try and ruin you're chance to win, but I'm too much of a pansy to try and ruin the group favorites time.


    In fact, in one tournament I had a ...[text shortened]... so I'm stuck working for those 3 points everyone else got for free (looks like I'll get 1).
    im totally with you on that, recd
  6. 24 Jan '08 21:20
    Thanks for your input. I guess his reasons for doing this are good enough reasons for him, and I will not be asking him for an explanation, its entirely his business at the end of the day. I am new to this site, but I have played in many tournaments on other sites and OTB through the years, but I have never seen anything like this, so it gave me cause to wonder.
  7. 28 Jan '08 22:04
    I'm a crappy player. If I'm in a banded tournament for players ranked below 1100 and I see that my opponent had a 1700 rating before timing out or resigning a bunch of games I'll resign rather than play.

    Seriously, if there's a good reason your rank slid so far than play in open tournaments to get back up. Sandbagging sucks.

    For now, if I see a sandbagger entered in a banded tournament I won't join. Otherwise, if I find myself in that situation again I'll resign immediately. It just bothers me, and it can't be very satisfying for the other player.
  8. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    30 Jan '08 05:43
    If a huge cash prize were riding on the tournament and a prestigious title, there would be very strong reactions and analyses and accusations of cheating when players resign on move 1. In a tournament set up for fun, you just have to accept that sometimes some people ruin some of the fun. We don't have a way to find out what happened, what the reasons were, and couldn't confirm them if any were offered. I think you just have to move on.
  9. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    30 Jan '08 17:00
    Originally posted by muppyman
    I am playing in a group of four in a tournament and have noticed that one player has resigned both games against an opponent after the first move. I can't help wondering why anyone would do that, especially since the players other four games are still being played.
    Any suggestions?
    Tournament 3236

    some people like to have a reference
  10. 30 Jan '08 23:22
    Originally posted by muppyman
    I am playing in a group of four in a tournament and have noticed that one player has resigned both games against an opponent after the first move. I can't help wondering why anyone would do that, especially since the players other four games are still being played.
    Any suggestions?
    I'd been wondering that myself (but I'm not complaining). 😀
    He actually resigned all 6 of his games against me?!

    His profile User 277250 says that he's been cutting back on his games now that he's got his rotating star.
  11. 06 Feb '08 02:47
    Originally posted by craigy
    I'd been wondering that myself (but I'm not complaining). 😀
    He actually resigned all 6 of his games against me?!

    His profile User 277250 says that he's been cutting back on his games now that he's got his rotating star.
    The again this tourney only started mid January so if cutting back on games he shouldn't have joined.
  12. 06 Feb '08 15:12 / 2 edits
    self-censored off-topic post.
  13. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    06 Feb '08 23:39
    Originally posted by muppyman
    I am playing in a group of four in a tournament and have noticed that one player has resigned both games against an opponent after the first move. I can't help wondering why anyone would do that, especially since the players other four games are still being played.
    Any suggestions?
    because they want to decrease their game load.
  14. 08 Feb '08 14:04
    Originally posted by Ramned
    because they want to decrease their game load.
    Hey you! Less posting, more moving!!! 😉
  15. 18 Feb '08 13:40
    Someone died! Maybe something urgent took place that requires total removal from the games, such as divorce, death in the family, threat of divorce, job loss, career setbacks, priority of time toward family or projects, military obligations, Al Queda hostage situition, a heart operation with debilitating nosomial infections prolonging stay in hospital, and a host of other imaginary problems...maybe he went crazy and was committed to a psychiatric ward, was suicidal and took too many prescription drugs or sleeping pills. Good grief! I don't know!