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rtrider 26 ( +1 | -1 )
no check and no mate i recently played a game here on gameknot that lasted forty two moves without a single check by either side...or a mate to end the game...that was kinda wierd....i'd like to hear about some of your wierd games....
mattafort 22 ( +1 | -1 )
I wish I could come up with a real "weird" game.
The closest is when I have been in winning position
and played the wrong move and lost.
Sometimes you think right, but move wrong ..
r_lawrence 56 ( +1 | -1 )
I completely .. hung my Queen once. Left the poor gal hanging in the wind for my opponent to chomp off with his Knight. He saw it, and then moved his queen out to hang, saying, "its been such a good game, so I figured rather then go out like this we could trade Queens and try an even end game"

Well .. here's the thing. He left his Queen hung and I could have stolen her with my bishop BUT .. he also left it on a square where MY Queen could get her.

SOOOOOOOOOOO ..... I went up a Queen and won the game. :-)

(I never AGREED to a Queen-less endgame) ....
kremator 6 ( +1 | -1 )
What an Evil, malicious, completely heartless thing to do. I like it!!
olympio 14 ( +1 | -1 )
actually It looks like very poor sportsmanship to me. VERY rude thing to do in return to a very generous offer by your opponent.
chessnovice 4 ( +1 | -1 )
... I'm with olympio on this one - not cool.
parrvert 18 ( +1 | -1 )
winning is poor sportsmanship? It's not his fault that his opponent made a stupid move. Unless you have a prior agreement you should play what you believe to be the best move.
silverwolfwsc 27 ( +1 | -1 )
mattafort i did the very thing last night in our monthly tournament game. I had one move to make before a nice 5 or 6 move forced combination resulting in a smothered mate, and i blew it. I felt quite stupid, and i talked to the guy afterward, he agreed that he didnt see it coming at all.
chessnovice 31 ( +1 | -1 )
... Winning by taking advantage of an opponent's stretegic mistake is one thing. Winning by taking advantage of an opponent's mistake in offering mercy is another. After hanging his queen, r_lawrence should have been thankful that his opponent offered him a chance. To not accept trade was very bad form.
silverwolfwsc 22 ( +1 | -1 )
i agree with all the others. your opponent offers you a nice even game, and you stab him in the back.

I guess that shows the difference between the people who play chess to win, and the people who play chess to have fun.
thumper 3 ( +1 | -1 )
r_lawrence What, I'm wondering, did you win by such an act?
olympio 68 ( +1 | -1 )
parrvert HE is the one that made the stupid move. his opponent just made a generous move offering to even the game back up.

and i don't believe you should always play the "best move" this is not a black and white world. there is a big gray area.. bigger than both of the black and white areas combined. chess is not a cold calculating game. it has a rich history. rich because of the people in it and their personalities. not because of their ability to calculate the tactics and positional subtlties of their position and make the most efficient move. chess players are not cold machines and should play with honor not just textbook accuracy
ir0nh0rse 11 ( +1 | -1 )
... It's not a black and white world. R_lawrence made the wrong move putting his rating over friendship.