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Taotaomonas

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Australia
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Mon May 18 2015 8:27PM | MsgID: 18255167


Great and Excellent post. However you are not dealing within the realms of real CC.

No way of knowing the true numbers. But I doubt 1% of paying members play CC in its true traditional sense. I will add that neither do I! CC like letter writing is a gone and dead pastime. Like it or not it will disappear in its old form within a very short time.

However, and what I believe KC and his team do so well is create a hybrid.

You cannot and will not ever combine the expectations and speed of the internet with true CC. But then why would you want to!?

The whole point is that this site still offers and stands by CHESS in whatever shape or form. But the truth is that most of us on here are people who just want a mid ground between CC and blitz.

Yes, It is nice to romanticize about the various etiquette and personable affects that true CC offers. Great! Pretty sure there are many people who have met and explore that method off line.

But if you play here then enjoy it what it is.

Modern CC - A hybrid - Whatever









AsceticKingK9

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Mon May 18 2015 5:12PM | MsgID: 18254740


Amici Sumus We are friends. Amici Sumus is not a cover all excuse for failing to follow the rules nor should it outweigh the rules, rather it is a philosophy. One way to view it is to ask how you would handle a situation if it occurred in an important tournament game against your best friend. You would play hard but within both the letter and the spirit of the rules, neither asking for nor giving quarter. However, if there was a disagreement, you would assume that he is telling the truth, not automatically assume that he is lying and cheating. I started to think of behavior which, according to the philosophy, definitely would not be friendly. It isn't difficult for an active player to do this - this is because, once and awhile, you come into contact with opponents, and others, who are definitely not friendly. With Amici Sumus, a couple of assumptions must br make when dealing with it. Probably the first assumption should be that everyone has worth, has value. How can you deal with someone on a friendly basis otherwise? Respect is a factor - just as one wishes to be respected, he should respect in return. Even in disagreement, you have to be open to another's point of view. There is also the vexing question of, what may be friendly, or Amici Sumus, to me may definitely not be friendly, or Amici Sumus to you. A balanced person recognizes this, and does not force his personal opinions on others (this by itself being anti-Amici Sumus). Examples of unfriendly behavior abound in international correspondence chess. Playing on in a totally lost position (for which I have coined the term Dead Man Defense - because your only hope is that your opponent will die before the game is over), not replying in a timely manner, because you are busy (or whatever) but not bothering to let your opponent know this, etc. The possible list of bad behavior is a long one, perhaps only limited by a person's efforts to make it as difficult as possible for his opponent, away from the chessboard. There should be consequences for questionable behavior.







Taotaomonas

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Australia
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Mon May 18 2015 4:37PM | MsgID: 18254658


Originally posted by: "2pieR"
...some players in a hopeless position wouldn't possibly know that the position is so...




Yes another good point.

Without backtracking on what I said previously. If I have mating material and have simply gone behind through lack of concentration or too much wine. I will play on much longer with players around my own level or below where I am unsure if they have the skill level to guarantee the win.







2pieR

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Mon May 18 2015 11:29AM | MsgID: 18254100


I've joined this conversation at a late stage, but it must be realised that all chess players aren't grand masters, and some players in a hopeless position wouldn't possibly know that the position is so. Or more likely think that they can win if they still have their queen and castles.
Personally, I can read my hopelessness more readily, but it was something I had to learn.
On the other point I can appreciate the frustration of waiting for someone to move, which is why I prefer to play one day per move.







ockendon

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England
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Mon May 18 2015 9:31AM | MsgID: 18253958


Yes. that's a fair point.







neilo

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United Kingdom
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Mon May 18 2015 7:09AM | edited: 7:10:18 | MsgID: 18253779


Originally posted by: "ockendon"
The only thing that I find annoying, is when opponents (fortunately hardly any on this site) play moves in their winning games as quickly as possible, but moves in their losing games as slowly as possible.

Why do some people do that? True, they can artificially inflate their rating, just a little; but no one cares a fig about a player's rating, except for that player! 😊




Paired games are the norm and occasionally, one of a pair may be more interesting than the other in that with care, your opponent may feel there's a greater chance in that one while in the other, it's a lost cause. 😊







chessnut

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Sun May 17 2015 11:50PM | MsgID: 18253340


Originally posted by: "Taotaomonas"
Maybe! Maybe not!

I have fast come to the conclusion over the years listening to all the arguments -

How can people who play a game so heavily reliant on rules and logic, Create so many issues and concerns about what other players do with their time?

The stupid thing is that at very top level. The psychological aspect is a key component in serious competition. Many players on here cannot even sign up for a 10 day time limit without moaning when there opponent has not moved after 2!!




I hear you on that. You don't know the half of that problem. You can't see the helpdesk posts. 😊







Taotaomonas

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Australia
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Sun May 17 2015 10:49PM | MsgID: 18253225


Maybe! Maybe not!

I have fast come to the conclusion over the years listening to all the arguments -

How can people who play a game so heavily reliant on rules and logic, Create so many issues and concerns about what other players do with their time?

The stupid thing is that at very top level. The psychological aspect is a key component in serious competition. Many players on here cannot even sign up for a 10 day time limit without moaning when there opponent has not moved after 2!!







ockendon

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England
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Sun May 17 2015 10:18PM | edited: 10:19:13 | MsgID: 18253168


The only thing that I find annoying, is when opponents (fortunately hardly any on this site) play moves in their winning games as quickly as possible, but moves in their losing games as slowly as possible.

Why do some people do that? True, they can artificially inflate their rating, just a little; but no one cares a fig about a player's rating, except for that player! 😊







Taotaomonas

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Australia
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Sun May 17 2015 11:42AM | edited: 11:45:38 | MsgID: 18251833


Originally posted by: "thecurator"
It's weird how long some players wait to resign. I've had several games that went right to mate in a hopeless position. On the other hand, playing right to the bitter end isn't such a bad attitude to have....




I will often play out hopeless positions against better opponents just to see how they finish, pawn based end games particularly. I don't drag it out though. My moves will be by then as you say relatively 'choice less'. So I will reply pretty much instantaneously and even some times ask my opponent if they mind me playing on for a while just out of courtesy.

Hopeless is of course a broad term. I am talking here really about being completely out gunned, knowing its a lost game and just looking at their method or shortcuts I do not yet see.

I have found a good way to learn personally is trying to predict the winning moves. Silly as it may sound, I find it easier to work on my analyse skills in a lost position with no pressure on the result. Of course once its your rook, queen, passed pawn etc and obvious I will resign though.

Life is too short to sulk around in defeat, when future glory is always beckoning around the corner😊







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