To Resign or Not to Resign

To Resign or Not to Resign

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To Resign or Not to Resign

[b]To resign or not to resign, that is the question.

A regular post this one with some player complaining a player
will not resign in a lost position

Again the camps are split in a healthy 50/50.
The main argument for not resigning is you never win by resigning.
The main argument for is that is bad manners, an insult.

A middling bunch state as long as there is a chance of a win or
a draw then do not resign.

But what is a chance? How do we judge a chance?
I bet each one of us have lost a game we should have won when
our opponent had no chance and visa-versa. (in my case a lot of visa-versa).

What right does any of us have to say ‘no chance.’
when in the back of minds their lurks that blown game.

You cannot force a player to resign. It is their choice.

However you can still be creative and at the end of this piece you
will see the tail end of 4 games played on RHP where the winning
player decides; “Well if you won’t resign, I’ll do this…”

Then we are onto who is insulting who?
The player for not resigning, or the winner for taking the mickey.

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Russ wants to use this
column to help shift
some of the RHP Goodies.

The RHP Chess Clock. £100.

You get 10 candles and two needles.

Stick needle into candle halfway down,
Light candle, make move, blow out candle,
light opponents candle, he moves, blows out
his candle and lights your candle.

keep doing this until a needle falls.
First one whose needle falls losses.

Be the first on your block with this
snaz-amigo chess timing device.

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Postested by jimsly69 on the 15th July in General Forum.

It only cost me one hundred quid. (small change to me!)
You worked very hard to steal it so, you obviously deserve it.

I hope the drugs you purchase with the proceeds are snide.
The little old man who was sat right next to you as you ripped it
from the lamp post was really upset. He would like to thank you too.


Once again a typical GF poster jumping to conclusions
and invariably jumping to the wrong one.

This lad gets ripped off by paying £100 for a £10 bike.
One should not spend £100 on anything without an engine

He ties this bike to lamppost with a pieces of string and goes off.

Along comes a medical student who is late for his final exam,
he unties the bike and makes it to the University just in time.

The lad passes his final exam and in years to come he will go
on to save thousands and thousands of lives.

Later he tied the bike back to the lamppost and gave an old man
a couple of quid to pass onto the owner.

The old man of course untied the bike and sold it as scrap.

He then told some codswallop story about junkies stealing the bike.

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Hey Gramps I paid £500 for these broken binoculars.

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They saw you coming.


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As promised here are the creative guys who know how to win a win game,

Dutch Defense - jankrb

stephensmith - Gashkin

ivanuzz - Herr Kisch

ivanuzz - Herr Kisch

So if your opponent does not resign then seek inspiration from these
guys and make pretty checkmates.

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  • Posted 2924 days 2 hours and 53 minutes ago
    Standard memberTaqju
    I've rescued a game from being pieces down as sometimes the opponent relaxes too much thinking the game is won. A game I nearly resigned from as I was being hampered by not having room to move is this one. White made a mistake and then I unleashed a devastating attack and mate

    [url][Event "Clan challenge"]
    [Site ""]
    [Date "2008.04.23"]
    [EndDate "2008.06.10"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "vietasianfox45"]
    [Black "Taqju"]
    [WhiteRating "1384"]
    [BlackRating "1461"]
    [WhiteElo "1384"]
    [BlackElo "1461"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "4910821"]

    1. e4 c5 2. Ng1f3 d6 3. c3 Nb8c6 4. h3 Ng8f6 5. Bf1d3 e6 6. Bd3c2 Bf8e7 7. O-O O-O 8. d4 d5 9. e5 Nf6e4 10. Nb1d2 Ne4xd2 11. Qd1xd2 b6 12. Qd2d3 g6 13. Bc1h6 Rf8e8 14. Bh6e3 Bc8b7 15. Nf3d2 Be7f8 16. f4 c4 17. Qd3e2 a5 18. a3 b5 19. b4 axb4 20. axb4 Qd8c7 21. Nd2f3 Bf8g7 22. Qe2d2 Nc6e7 23. g4 f6 24. Kg1h1 fxe5 25. Nf3xe5 Re8f8 26. Kh1g2 h6 27. h4 Ne7c6 28. Kg2g3 Nc6xe5 29. dxe5 Ra8d8 30. Bc2xg6 Rd8d7 31. Be3d4 Rf8d8 32. Rf1e1
  • Posted 4115 days 3 hours and 34 minutes ago
    Standard membergreenerpawn
    Brilliant! Love the 4 Knights, Bishops, Queens mates!
  • Posted 4138 days 1 hour and 56 minutes ago
    Decided to turn comments on.

    Great Blog - Greenpawn's Mum
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    06 Jul '10

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