people forcing exchanges

@LaSolitaDomenica you are not saying my point...

I try to explain more rationally than I can...

if you do that it is because you feel inferior to me while playing (inferior brain is supposed to be provoking which looks like it worked)

if you feel you are better than me...then rather than looking for exchange every piece you try to develop your game and use your superiority in pieces in order to checkmate me...

if you chose to exchange everything...I manage to recover my inferiority you are going to lose in 99% of possibilities and there is the why: you are scared of me, you feel inferior, so you exchange everything in order to take a safe win by your side...but now plans are changed...only one thing is remained the are still scared of are going to lose


How did you reach the conclusion that any lower rated player who gets an advantage against you is “scared”?

Rather, what I feel when I get an advantage against a higher rated player is determination, determination to press my advantage into a win, by any means necessary. If I was “scared”, it was before I gained the advantage, not after.

So no, I don’t see your point. Why are you here? Why are you annoyed about players trying their best to win against you?

I know what the OP is saying...when people are a piece up, especially against a stronger player who has blundered a piece, they can be in too much of a hurry to trade off, thereby compromising their position and allowing their opponent back into the game.

Obviously, though, both piece blunders and subsequent hurried attempts to trade queens are just symptomatic of patzer chess ;)


But what OP was complaining about in the original post was literally players being up a piece and exchanging until OP has nothing but pawns left and the player has an extra piece. He’s complaining about losing rather than lower rated players getting good positions and then compromising them.

@AcademicNinja99 One thing I notice from coaching kids is that a common form of inaccurate play is, when they are a piece up, they seek to trade off (because *on the whole* it is a good idea when winning) regardless of whether or not it improves their winning chances. So they trade off their good pieces for their opponent's bad ones, or instead of completing an attack and checkmating in five moves they trade off to an endgame, etc. It is this sort of play that I take the OP as referring to.

@LaSolitaDomenica if they are of such "inferior game capacity", how do you end up down a piece in the first place?

@AcademicNinja99 "Why are you here? Why are you annoyed about players trying their best to win against you?"

It makes his fragile ego feel better to try to insult people when he loses instead of admitting he was outplayed.

I watch Hikaru Nakamura and Eric Rosen a lot on Twitch and when playing odds games they both suggest to the other player that when you have piece advantage, start trading off pieces so that you maximize your advantage. Not blundering, but sensible trades. Being up a rook in the beginning is totally different than being up a rook in the endgame although in both instances you are up a rook.


Oh, that’s good to know, so people who exchange when up in material aren’t just “sad people” like OP claims they are. There is actually a good reason behind doing that, which I did say was simplifying the position so it’s less likely to lose your advantage.

@AcademicNinja99 I totally agree with you. Many people do it because its a winning strategy as long as you make even trades and don't blunder.

Some people speak because they feel they have something to say.
Some people speak because they feel they have to say something.

"it does offen happen that people with inferior game capacity when they are down of a piece looks like every single thing they do is moan about forcing exchanges of other pieces because they cannot play an endgame with a figure against sad those persons"

There, fixed it for you.

Why does a football team, when they are a goal ahead late in the second half, drop into a defensive formation? [Sometimes called "parking the bus in front of the goal"] Because they want to win, and that is the best plan.
Sure, it's frustrating to be forced to trade pieces when down material. It is your opponent's job to frustrate you.
Two masters were playing a game. One got exasperated by his opponent's unusual moves. Finally he blurted out, "Excuse me. I'm trying to play the Ruy Lopez. What are you playing?" Sometimes the other guy just won't cooperate with your plan.

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