Saturday 12 September 2020

Is resigning becoming passe?

 With the current boom in online chess, I'm noticing a decline in the number of games ending by resignation. I suspect this is because online games are usually played with fast time limits, which means that the chances of flagging your opponent in a lost position is much more common. However it is also carrying over to OTB chess, with games I would have assumed would have been resigned instead being played to checkmate.

Of course I could just be suffering from confirmation bias, and am just noticing it more because I'm assuming the premise is true.

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