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France, near Saumur

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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?

chemist

Linkenheim

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@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...

France, near Saumur

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@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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Tournament link?

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@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.

Dave

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@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.

France, near Saumur

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23 Jan 22

@Trev33
Tournament 2021 November Hardcore Grand II / ZERO day timeout. 21 day timebank

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess/chess-game-analysis.php?gameid=14640892

France, near Saumur

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@venda
Thank you. The odd thing was that it only happened when each was playing black. Perhaps they have an arrangement between them? It just struck me as an odd thing to do.

France, near Saumur

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@Ponderable
But they each resigned as black on about move 11 at the start of the tournament.

chemist

Linkenheim

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@francopawn said
@Trev33
Tournament 2021 November Hardcore Grand II / ZERO day timeout. 21 day timebank

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess/chess-game-analysis.php?gameid=14640892
The way to link is Tournament 41035

[tid] 41035 [/tid] removing the blanks.

chemist

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@francopawn said
@Ponderable
But they each resigned as black on about move 11 at the start of the tournament.
I saw that... I have no explanation. Maybe you contact the popel themselves?

NN Cheap won the tournament without a loss. So anything the two plöayers didw as minimizing their chances...

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@Francopawn
Thank you to all of you who replied.