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Quatrarius  ·  995 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: White to move. What do you do?

what a nasty situation you were in

i feel like Qd2 would "reset" the situation so to speak with a severe loss of tempo / board control - if i was black i would keep pushing with those pawns afterwards, probs with the f-column pawn but i don't know a damn thing about chess compared to you so i'm interested to see what you would have done if you hadn't forfeited

in my amateur chess experience i don't think that's a game-losing move necessarily, but it's a kick in the dick





Devac  ·  995 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Qd2 is good. Move from the way of your f/g pawns and let them develop defensively. I'd also follow it up with f-pawn, or consider Ne5. Good intuition! Don't cut yourself short.

Qc1 is also a good choice for falling back, but perhaps not as good if you want to pursue a-c lines. Qc1's drawback is the possibility of knight putting pressure on d3 after Nb4 move, which immobilises bishop and shifts position in favour of black even further.

However, hindsight is always 20/20. Both of those positions seem very obvious when you aren't pressed for time, something I still struggle mentally.

    but i don't know a damn thing about chess compared to you so i'm interested to see what you would have done if you hadn't forfeited

Hah! You gonna laugh so hard once I'll show my blunder and explain why was I even thinking it's a good idea! :D

Keeping it secret for a while longer (only a few hours most likely) to see other propositions.

user-inactivated  ·  995 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What's the etiquette for chess games if you know defeat is inevitable? Are you supposed to forfeit or are you allowed to down swinging until the very end?

Quatrarius  ·  995 days ago  ·  link  ·  

it depends on your skill level - if you both suck things are less forfeit-worthy because even if you have a giant advantage you can still fuck up as a poor chess player

if you're actually skilled at chess it's polite to forfeit when you really screw the pooch because it's dull to play things out when it's a foregone conclusion