20 ( +1 | -1 ) And strangely enough ...it is likely to be untrue. I seem to recall a postal Chess org or tournament that would, in the event of an early withdrawal, credit all that player's opponents as having won, & retroactively if they had Resigned !
21 ( +1 | -1 ) See Also Sousse 1967Since Fischer (leading by a wide margin) withdrew one game before finishing half of his games, all of the players he had beaten and drawn were retroactively credited with wins--same principle.
20 ( +1 | -1 ) Under the influence.........of non-English idioms, Americans no longer distinguish between the perfect and the simple past tense. For instance, they say of somebody who has just gone, "He went", as though it happened a long time ago. :(
28 ( +1 | -1 ) Interesting,It's a bit like George Patton's "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country, you win wars by making some other poor bastard die for his country" To me it seems to imply that one of the best ways to have winning chances is to ensure you don't get into a position where you have to resign.
22 ( +1 | -1 ) philaretusFor one so erudite you appear to be happy to lump all Americans with universal lack of appropriate usage of English idiom, I wonder what the average Cockney would tell me if I asked for a definition of pluperfect tense.
17 ( +1 | -1 ) You mean I should say....I has gone to play Chess in the luu ? My Chess has gone to the luu, and it went there too! I think I have gotten it. If I may say "it". Isn't there all too much "it" in the world? I think thats why GK replaces "it" with **?!
11 ( +1 | -1 ) as for me,I simply cannot contain my impatience until the day arrives when "I shall have won a game by resigning." :)