On 6/9/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Lee Corbin</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Well this nut proceeded to play, and so I managed to penetrate with my<br>king and rook after all our pawns were blocked. I got his king into a corner<br>and was one move away from checkmate. IT so happened that we reached
<br>time control just then, and so instead of playing the checkmate move against<br>him, I asked "Well, should we reset the clocks?" I was really very annoyed.<br>At that point he broke, laughed, and resigned. What a character.
<br></blockquote></div><br>I've seen weirder.<br><br>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.
<br><br>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.<br><br>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.
<br><br>So... he resigned!<br>