[ExI] Chess Player Behavior

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 13:58:20 UTC 2007

On 6/9/07, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
> Well this nut proceeded to play, and so I managed to penetrate with my
> king and rook after all our pawns were blocked. I got his king into a
> corner
> and was one move away from checkmate. IT so happened that we reached
> time control just then, and so instead of playing the checkmate move
> against
> him, I asked "Well, should we reset the clocks?"  I was really very
> annoyed.
> At that point he broke, laughed, and resigned.  What a character.

I've seen weirder.

Back in the days of Magic: The Gathering, I put together my very first deck
and, well, it wasn't much good, nothing amazing on the offense and a big
hole in the defense. So my first duel got about halfway through before I
offered to resign: I didn't have anything in my deck that could beat what my
opponent had on the table.

He gave me an incredulous look, went into a mini-rant about how he'd never
heard of anything so creepy as resigning a game, and demanded we play it out
to the end, so I shrugged and played it out.

Next week I came back with another deck, took on the same guy, and by the
halfway mark things were looking much better for me.

So... he resigned!
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