125 ( +1 | -1 ) Post-mortem, VV Style*VelvetVelour descends like a bad biopsy from above*
I take it you mean Nantais vs. UsethePawn, 21 moves, Siclian. Adolf Andersson used to conduct the white side of the Sicilian in this way.
The resignation is a tad premature, true. White has the worse position, however, no material deficiency. His white-colored bishop is relegated to to being the b-pawn's jailer and is as passive as a pawn. His pawn skeleton is dilapidated and his minor pieces lack coordination. Black's position is far more harmonious by comparison and threatens a number of decisive space-gaining pawn pushes (with proper preparation), especially in the center and Q-side. Black's queen and light-squared bishop along the a8-h1 diagonal has menacing potential towards the white king. White on the other hand has a veritable lack of targets.
I can only surmise that white hated his position so much from a positional standpoint that he resigned. I've been known to do similar things but usually I'm down at least a pawn and more pieces have been traded off; i.e. little chance to inconvienence or "swindle" my opponent. That, and being very young (12), white may have been too impatient to continue with a psychologically depressing middle-game.
44 ( +1 | -1 ) Hey chuck!I did what you said and messaged him asking why he resigned and He is ignoring me!
I dont get it its not like i said any thing to offend him. At least i hope i didnt i dont recall talking to him at all.
It might have something to do with me postponement as i said no postponements in the description of the mini tournament and i have postponed about 5 times and now all the reamaining games are those of mine lol.
Ah well maybe he just wanted to be finished in the mini tournament but i dont see why he is ignoring me!
56 ( +1 | -1 ) i had a similar problem when i versuing an opponent in my mini-tournament. I was about to take his knight (this is the first and only piece which was about to be taken) and he resigned. I e-mailed him and he replyed saying..
Hi I resigned because I was loseing to many men,you were about to take my knight and I could not get my king to safety fast engough,I did not like what was coming up,I am fairly new to chess so I panic easy LOL.
one problem.. my pieces were no where near his king .. so i really dont know why players resign for an absurd reason or just for no reason at all
72 ( +1 | -1 ) It depends on the opponent..........I very RARELY resign a lost or losing position vs. a player I don't know. This is correspondence chess and the possibilty of time outs is very real. I've played 2500 games and never timed out - but have won MANY games in this situation by my opponent doing so. However, if I'm playing a friend like blackbaron, or someone else I play a lot, I will most certainly resign a lost or losing position when I'm convinced I have no chance of gaining at least a draw. I think most of us here on this site feel the same way...........