Get Strong At Resigning
- Miscalculate the result, and resign a game you're leading by 10 or more points;
- Quit in disgust after losing a small group;
- Proper phrases for resignation, including the Hikaru no Go scanlation favourite, "I have nothing" (in the official English editions Akira Toya says "..... I resign...");
- How to make the right move to cause your resignation;
- Using resignation as a powerful communication tool
- When the opponent starts in a wrong corner
- Resigning first when you think the opponent should have resigned a long time ago
- Resignation etiquette, including how to time the resignation;
- Resignation technique, including
- resigning after a pass
- not making moves and have the clock resign for you
- subtle resignation by filling out your own eyes
- Several examples of resignation in actual professional games;
See also : D'ohsuji
iopq: This seemed interesting, but I wouldn't buy a book that doesn't teach me how to grab my pant legs at the knees while making a grimace. That's the ultimate resignation technique and I can not settle for any less.
IanDavis: I understand this is covered in Resignation for Beginners
LithiumTwo: I bought this book - but only discovered I was already a master at this (having resigned a game I was winning by.... 3 moves from the end.. the other day :'( )
kevinwm: Don't forget:
- Resigning in sente
SadSido?: This book is a real gem for every beginner. I spent some time studing it, but now I can say I have mastered the resigning technique. During my games in KGS, I always plan the resignation beforehand and sometimes I really take my opponent by surprise! Also, the book features a pair of handy resigning josekis, which are easy to use and always lead to a fair result for both sides.
Anonymous: I think I can handle most resigning techniques covered. Now I like to go one step further and study partitional resigning. That is resigning a killed group only, and play on for the rest of the goban without feeling sorry for the killed group all the time.