1. France, near Saumur
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    14 Jan '22 18:37
    I enter a tournament from time to time, mainly in the winter so I am not a chess junky. In one recent tournament the two players each resigned quite early in their two two games concerned when playing black. There were no obvious reasons to resign as far as I could see. Why would anyone do this?
  2. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
    Linkenheim
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    15 Jan '22 18:17
    @francopawn said
    I enter a tournament from time to time, mainly in the winter so I am not a chess junky. In one recent tournament the two players each resigned quite early in their two two games concerned when playing black. There were no obvious reasons to resign as far as I could see. Why would anyone do this?
    If it was a duel it might be the case that they didn't want to be the person eliminating the other...
  3. France, near Saumur
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    16 Jan '22 12:02
    @Ponderable
    Thank you for your thoughts but it happened very early in their games in a tournament with 21 participants. I was just curious. I just happened to stumble across this oddity.
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    17 Jan '22 02:18
    Tournament link?
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    17 Jan '22 03:57
    @Trev33
    Once in a while I'll get an opponent who resigns after losing a piece early in a game. I presume they're just frustrated with the mistake and would rather end the game than play it out down a piece.
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    Dave
    S.Yorks.England
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    18 Jan '22 23:53
    @francopawn said
    I enter a tournament from time to time, mainly in the winter so I am not a chess junky. In one recent tournament the two players each resigned quite early in their two two games concerned when playing black. There were no obvious reasons to resign as far as I could see. Why would anyone do this?
    There could be 2 reasons for this.
    Some cheats use tournaments as a tool for reducing their rating to make them look weaker players when playing for a clan.
    The clan leader then "matches" them to players with similar current ratings where they then have an advantage.
    Another reason could be a reluctance to play games against a certain,or certain individuals who have joined the tournament at a late stage.
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