A post from Clive
Here is a position reached in a league game:
Black is a rook for bishop and pawn up, but white has a dangerous passed pawn. More importantly black has 8 mins left on his clock and white 34 mins. Black to move.
- Agree a draw immediately - thus protecting the team ensuring they, (with sensible play in the last remaining game), cannot lose the match?
- Spend 6 mins looking for a win, play on for a bit if you can’t find a win offer a draw and hope your opponent agrees? Of course if he plays on and there isn’t a quick win, Black has essentially lost on time.
- Play on immediately, and go for it regardless?
Right the clock is ticking, you have 6 mins!! Did you choose correctly?