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

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