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cheetah 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Resign.. why? Hi! I'm following the GK CCLA games and..

In this Gameknot-CCLA match between bishop_vlad (GK) and pawnrider (CCLA), pawnrider resigned:

://gameknot.com/chess.pl?board #383754

Pawnrider was just a knight down.

Am I missing something?


philaretus 17 ( +1 | -1 )
cheetah Losing a piece without compensation against a player of bishop_vlad's strength is tantamount to loss of the game. I would certainly have resigned in pawnrider's position.
zdrak 17 ( +1 | -1 )
Instead of "Pawnrider was just a knight down"

A better way to state it was:

"Pawnrider was a whole knight down"

Congrats to bishop_vlad for a well-played game and on achieving a win for GK!
cheetah 14 ( +1 | -1 )
ok, a whole knight down.
I understand that at this level a material disadvantage is fatal.
At my humble level I can be two rooks down and win :)
zdrak 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes, ignorance is truly bliss ...
cheetah 1 ( +1 | -1 )
arrogant.
philaretus 15 ( +1 | -1 )
cheetah I was hoping that you'd say something more trenchant. zdrak is ignorant as in 'pig-ignorant'.
macounet 43 ( +1 | -1 )
resign hi, i'm a french guy (excuse if my english is a little
bad)

when you lose a piece, you may keep on playing,
hoping your oponent to make the same (or a worse)
mistake.

but i think it's not the goal of a game.

i know that a great champion said that a game is
not lost until the last move, but i consider that
playing until the checkmate, is quite an offense.
when the game is lost, it's lost.

that's my opinion

mac
cheetah 1 ( +1 | -1 )
macounet Merci! :)
triangulator 29 ( +1 | -1 )
you should quit if you are down material against a good opponet, playing will only make you more tierd(in otb games) for your next game and is offencive. here on GK I think if you are odwn a peice you should quit against someone higher than you playing on acheives nothing