time wishers in chess are pissing me off there should be forced resign?
giving pointless checks forced checks just to waste opponent time to win on time even though its a complete win for me why is chess so unfair there should be forced resign and pointless checks to waste time should be illegal
- YavanLv 72 months ago
It sounds like you're playing blitz or bullet, where this kind of strategy is common.
If you want the game to be more ''pure'', you should slow it down, or even play correspondence. (Although that's not for people who can't wait to accumulate points, either).
- LegFuJohnsonLv 72 months ago
For as often as you whine about it, you'd think you'd have stopped playing timed games by now.
- TStoddenLv 72 months ago
First up, there's no such thing as a "pointless check". Getting a check means that you (or your opponent) allowed their king to be threatened & can greatly restrict the actions of the player in-check since they are required to get themselves out of check in order to continue the game (as failure to do so ends the game in Checkmate).
Second, there are some stalemate rules to keep things moving. Many are familiar with the 3-move repeat rule, where the game is declared a draw if the state of the board is replicated three times (typically in an immediate sequence). HOWEVER, there's also the 50-move rule where the game is declared a draw if no pawn is moved NOR any piece captured within 50 moves (25 turns) of the last occurrence. If either action happens (a pawn is moved OR piece is captured), the "timer" resets.
Third, it's usually the winning player's game to lose. If the winning player is under serious time pressure & the losing player doesn't have any checkmate material, the losing player is not able to claim the win under most circumstances. In tournament play, the tournament director or an adjudicator could be called to declared the game a draw. In casual play, you can logically argue that the losing player cannot win as they're unable to obtain checkmate. For online play, the servers adjudicating the match generally won't have a conditional draw like this.
Failing to properly complete an endgame & your opponent knows your deficiency, you don't deserve to win.
- Chris AncorLv 73 months ago
You sound like a 'time wisher' yourself. If you can't handle the games rules I suggest you just quit it & play dominoes.
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- GoergeLv 73 months ago
Strategy should be illegal? Chess is played in the mind first so if they get inside your head with those useless checks then they've thrown you off your game and then you realize they had some worth after all.