Friday, January 13, 2017

A stupid asshole at Lichess.org wrote "I've found a startling opposition to draws on this site. Whenever I offer a draw in a draw-worthy position, my draw offer is repeatedly declined. Then when my opponent tries to make progress, they inevitably worsen their position and I end up winning. So I want to know, why the opposition to draws?" This was my reply:

"Whenever I offer a draw in a draw-worthy position, my draw offer is repeatedly declined."

The first time your draw offer is declined that means your opponent does not want a draw. When you offer a draw a 2nd time you are distracting your opponent and I call that cheating. When people do this to me they get blocked. Actually they get blocked if they ask for a draw only once. I don't need the distraction when I'm trying to think.

I suggest if you want a draw then try to repeat the position 3 times. If your opponent does not cooperate that means the answer is no. This way you're not distracting your opponent. This is called "being civilized".

I have no tolerance for quitters. If they start a game they should finish it.

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