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I get frustated when people don't resign and end up losing

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ilostmypass

Pawn

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Post Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:09 pm

I get frustated when people don't resign and end up losing

Game history is still down and I don't have the pgn but maybe I'll post it back here once it is.

Anyways, I am a 1600-1700 player at tournaments but when I'm totally focused I can beat 2000-2300 with moves that miracously come into your mind only when you are playing. However, these guys don't apparently like to lose against me, which I can understand.

What I can't understand is why they keep on playing instead of accepting defeat.

I was playing against a 2000 player and ended up having 1 queen and 1 knight (I think. Can't renember a lot because I've played other games since. I know I was either a rook or a queen up). His king spent all the game running exposed and he just would not give up. Ever.

Eventually I got mad and made a blunder that made me lose the game.

Questions being:
1. Do you think it's acceptable/ok for a player with this experience to push the game until the end just hopping that the minor ratting does a mistake? Wouldn't it be more 'fair-play-like' to admit defeat instead?
2. How to control such frustations?
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khrosis

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Post Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:12 am

Re: I get frustated when people don't resign and end up losi

I am a fan of someone resigning when I'm in a winning position. However, some people find it fun and challenging to try to win from lost positions and therefore have the right not to forfeit their right to a fighting chance. Therefore if you blunder a winning position then the game wasn't "in the bag" so to speak.
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darkbastion

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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:15 pm

Re: I get frustated when people don't resign and end up losi

Ill get back to you.
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quadriple

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Post Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:57 pm

Re: I get frustated when people don't resign and end up losi

Well it's purely your fault.
Of course it's fair to continue playing even when you are loosing.
But try to take it this way....your completely winning you have it in the bag and you have nothing to worry about.
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suhas_s

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Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:31 am

Post Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:41 pm

Re: I get frustated when people don't resign and end up losi

Would you resign if a lower ranked player is a piece up ?
If you do, then its a bad thing
Understand that what makes them a 2300 player is drawing lost games and winning drawn games ..
We need to need to dig in to win against higher ranked players

Also "Winners dont quit and Quitters dont win"

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