[Retros] Selfmates, flag fall and fair play

andrew buchanan andrew at anselan.com
Thu Oct 11 12:22:20 EDT 2007

hi franco,

if good sportsmanship was a *rule* (albeit unwritten), that would rob both
players of the pleasure that an act of sportsmanship gives. :-)

the joy is that it is an option not an obligation.


--- Franco <peufe at tin.it> wrote:

> Hi friends,

> about my previous question

> I wanna say that there are unwritten

> moral rules in chess.

> A fair chess player would feel himself

> morally obligated to resign,

> also after his opponent flag fall,

> if his last move just forced a selfmate.

> That is the right thing.

> bye

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