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  1. 29 Jun '16 07:43
    So I've been playing in number of Hardcore tournaments lately at 0/21 time control. I notice that in the opening days of the tournament a bunch of people will resign games to each other after 1 or 2 moves. Why is that?
  2. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    30 Jun '16 04:38
    Originally posted by King Mob
    So I've been playing in number of Hardcore tournaments lately at 0/21 time control. I notice that in the opening days of the tournament a bunch of people will resign games to each other after 1 or 2 moves. Why is that?
    Different motivations are possible:

    * people could resign against players they thin they ahve no chance against anyway to ease their gameload.

    * people could resign to opponents, they assume play with silicon support

    * people could agree to "gift" each other three points directly (if each one gets a win)

    *...
  3. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    02 Jul '16 19:39
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Different motivations are possible:

    * people could resign against players they thin they ahve no chance against anyway to ease their gameload.

    * people could resign to opponents, they assume play with silicon support

    * people could agree to "gift" each other three points directly (if each one gets a win)

    *...
    Or they could be sandbagging of course.
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    03 Jul '16 05:37
    Originally posted by venda
    Or they could be sandbagging of course.
    That assumes at least two moves have been completed by each.