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dominoxxx 14 ( +1 | -1 )
I don't understand.. The points system on GK with wins/losses and draws.

Also why do players resign??????

Do they lose less points?

Dxxx
srivero 31 ( +1 | -1 )
You Resign because you notice there is no way to win or force an stalemate and you decide to do that. There are no benefits on it, at least regarding to points but if you are not a member you have a 40 games limit, so you can resign in order to allow you to play new games.

The punctuation system is well explained when you click at the link you have for that
certainratio 100 ( +1 | -1 )
resigning No, resigning a game and losing another way
(by checkmate or on time), result in the
same point changes. All that matters is the
outcome: win, loss, or draw.

My Views on Resigning:

The reason for resigning is that you have
a hopelessly lost position (a forced mate in
four coming or a significant loss of material
with no positional compensation, for example).
There is no point in playing on in such positions.
It is not fun for the losing side when they
already know the outcome, and it is not fun for
the winning side because their time is being
wasted and they could be using it in other games.

Resignation is traditional in chess. In games
amongst masters and grandmasters (and even lower
levels) a game will almost never be won by
checkmate. To make your opponent go all the way
for the mate is considered an insult to their
playing ability, and shows a lack of courtesy.
(I personally have not been checkmated in probably
more than ten years (though I have lost many games).

-CertainRatio
zoobrenok 34 ( +1 | -1 )
i agree resigning is showing a respect to your opponent.

there are certain cases where you do not resign because of stalemate hopes, but the moment your opponent shows that there will be no stalemate...

Rating changes explanation can be found here:

gameknot.com/help_ratings.htm
philaretus 18 ( +1 | -1 )
dominoxxx I see from your completed games list that you yourself have resigned some of your games. What did you think you were doing on those occasions?
dominoxxx 48 ( +1 | -1 )
Well..... in the begining i was naive and was impatient at waiting so long per move.

Just recently I learned its better to resign and let my opponents continue other games if I knew I couldn't get a stalemate.

Why I queried resignation I thought they were being cheated of extra points off me, by resigning.

If they had lost points due to my resignation then I would quit resigning and have started giving them the win.

dominoxxx
dominoxxx 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Zoobrenok WooHoo thanks for the lead .....

I just played johnbemba 1575 and got the stalemate draw so that gives me 8 points ?????

Class !!!!

Dominoxxx
sr_ajedrez 29 ( +1 | -1 )
:O) are u funny ! :O)


resigning does require one to know whats going on on a game. sometimes people resign before they have to or not at all even though they shouldve have long ago.It is related to whats going on on the board but also id say to the ability of your oponent.

regardz
acne 8 ( +1 | -1 )
i resigned because mate was coming or just arrive a position i couldn't save