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    06 Feb '19 20:17
    A topic no doubt mooted on the site before...
    I'm currently enduring a couple of games with the same player that IMO, should've resigned loooong ago as a matter of etiquette, but now is simply winding the clock down out of puerile bad sportsmanship...with a single move as infrequently as possible.
    I appreciate he is fully within his rights to play for SM, and I have no recourse, but curious as to views on resignation etiquette.
  2. SubscriberRagwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
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    06 Feb '19 20:49
    @FatKidonaTrampoline

    Your opponent has 600 plus games on the go and is probably cycling through them just in time to move. Typically he plays his losses to checkmate so I doubt it is personal or the dead man defence (hoping you'll pop your clogs before you deliver mate). The way to counter this is to promote all pawns to knights, arrange your pieces as a monogram or other artistic design before delivering mate just before the 50 move rule kicks in. Don't forget you can use the conditional moves to play the finish out remotely if you want.
  3. e4
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    06 Feb '19 21:24
    HI FatKidonaTrampoline,

    From the lad's 1952 completed games I have - 1003 have ended in checkmate.
    So It's not personal. He, like a lot of players here play on till checkmate.
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    06 Feb '19 22:11
    @Ragwort
    "The way to counter this is to promote all pawns to knights, arrange your pieces as a monogram or other artistic design before delivering mate just before the 50 move rule kicks in."
    Love this!!

    "Don't forget you can use the conditional moves to play the finish out remotely if you want."
    I didn't know this! Thanks!!
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    06 Feb '19 22:12
    @greenpawn34
    Sure, not personal perhaps...but bad etiquette and a lack of grace IMO
  6. Subscriberketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
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    07 Feb '19 18:28
    @fatkidonatrampoline said
    @Ragwort
    "The way to counter this is to promote all pawns to knights, arrange your pieces as a monogram or other artistic design before delivering mate just before the 50 move rule kicks in."
    Love this!!

    "Don't forget you can use the conditional moves to play the finish out remotely if you want."
    I didn't know this! Thanks!!
    I thought we can only play one CM per line
  7. SubscriberRagwort
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    07 Feb '19 18:57
    @ketchuplover

    Deep mode allows you to set conditionals further along the proposed line.
  8. Subscriberketchuplover
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    08 Feb '19 19:28
    @ragwort said
    @ketchuplover

    Deep mode allows you to set conditionals further along the proposed line.
    groovy
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