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premium_steve 66 ( +1 | -1 )
Queen-dropping Hi.
I was wondering if many people here have participated in a Queen-dropping lately. I have. It's pretty a bad thing to go through.
And I don't mean *losing* a Queen.... for a Bishop and Rook, let's say. Not losing one for a lousy Knight. Not even losing the queen for a measly good-for-nothing pawn. I mean an all out "here's my queen you can have it for nothing" Queen-dropping.

Here's an example of mine (any suggestions about mistakes i made would be appreciated as well):
board #1309699

did you ever do this? Maybe examples from other players could help me get through the day a little better :).
divine_sun_cat 16 ( +1 | -1 )
no no i've never done this, and i've never seen it done. I suggest checking to see whether your queen can be taken before moving it to a square. Bad move :(
chessnovice 34 ( +1 | -1 )
... Lamentably, yes I have. Twice on GK, as far as I can recall. The last time i did it, against peskypawns, I was a little tipsy. That's the last time I log into GK in that state.

board #1217494

board #1233556
than77 34 ( +1 | -1 )
Taking care of your lady A friend of mine put me onto a theory he has that queen dropping is directly related
to relationship/marital discord. I had never given it any thought but the night that
he mentioned it to me I had been arguing with my better half and proceeded to lose
my queen 3 games in a row. Subliminal funny business?..Something to think about
anyway.... ;-)
mate_you_in_fifty 7 ( +1 | -1 )
does it mean... you'll give up your bishop pair if you're atheist?
just kidding
bigkev 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Only done it once I've only done it once when I got distracted by going for a mating attack. Ironically in the same game my opponent dropped his queen later when going for a mating attack.

board #952759

sodiumattack 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Unfortunately... I have done it once... due to a mouse slip (had not the confirm button actived!) :(
premium_steve 33 ( +1 | -1 )
I've dropped more pieces since my first post on this thread.

I think if i were higher rated, then maybe the queen drop wouldn't have happened. With a higher rating I would be more careful, I think. But that's just me...
A smart person would be careful all the time! :)
premium_steve 41 ( +1 | -1 )
Hey mate_you..... Check out my "athiest game" :D. My bishop pair - both of them - are gone in the first 7 moves (I dropped one). I still think I have reason to play on, though. No comments on the actual game, please. (Unless you're giving poor advice to my opponent, that is. ;), just kidding. No comments, lol). It's an active game, see:

board #1327033
mormel12 9 ( +1 | -1 )
it happened to me once through a mouseslip.
that was before the confirm-button was even there:)
h86m 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Happened to me too. Instead of saving my queen which was being attacked, I castled, and submitted my move. Unfoirtunately this was one of those times when my internet connection was faster than my reflexes. Ouch. board #1168786
themadphantom 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Horribly, yes Because the dumb computer didn't even load the pawn that was there, so I didn't see the pawn that killed my queen. That was about last March or April.
bigkev 35 ( +1 | -1 )
Don't play on?
Looking through some of the boards, it seems as though most players resign immediately when they've lost their queen rather than playing on.

Is it considered poor ettiquette to continue playing?

I think maybe playing on if you have some counterplay may bring some results. Who knows you might even win.

eurookie 53 ( +1 | -1 )
about playing on a queen can (in very rare cases) be sacrified. i only got one example, where i was very lucky. i played on to see if it is going to work or not.

board #1143790

when losing a queen, i resign immediately if there is no compensation at all. anyway, after 5 to 10 moves, you'll see if your sacrifice was sound or not. if it's not, resigning for me is the best thing to do. but (answering bigkevs question) for me there is no such thing as bad etiquette, if one does not resign. everyone has the right to play until mate.

un saludo
anaxagoras 31 ( +1 | -1 )
No, I've never done it, but... Premium Steve, I know that it is not characteristic of your play, though I agree with your little paradox about rating and caution. One shouldn't care too much about his rating, but he should also put his full effort into every move he makes.
anaxagoras 22 ( +1 | -1 )
btw... my worst GK blunder was submitted while drunk.

Paying on after you lose your queen should always be tried because so many people relax and lose their guard after winning it.
tulkos 30 ( +1 | -1 )
I did on US chess live, I got mad when I did it, and instead of resigning I figured that if paul morphy could play without his queen and still win, so could I--- lol--- I played a pretty nice game after that mistake and won. I've done it other times as well, but that is the one time that really stands out in my mind.
achillesheel 48 ( +1 | -1 )
Play On! I have played at least three GK games in which I lost my queen and won the game. Both were against players rated well beneath me, both of whom I play routinely (a close friend and a relative), and both of whom I rarely lose to. I lost my queen the other day to an 1800+ and played on a few more moves until it was clear that my position was hopeless.

As with most questions, I think the answer to the question whether to play on is: "It depends."