When I play with my friend, he will often knock his own king over when he is going to lose.

He ends the game and says, "I lose".

Is this permissible?

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    I think there's nothing wrong with it, I have seen many players resign this way. – Dag Oskar Madsen Oct 12 '13 at 9:42
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    It's very typical and acceptable. He is admitting defeat. – Tony Ennis Oct 12 '13 at 12:13
  • it seem generally to happened without some legal rules to define it. thanks. – Ahmad Azwar Anas Oct 13 '13 at 5:27
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    You can actually get shot for this in the hood, disqualified in tournament matches. etc. No, but seriously...what are you expecting a resignation to look like? Do you want him to bow down to your feet? – Jossie Calderon Dec 9 '17 at 6:32

here is a link addressing this question exactly i quote:

It depends on the way you do it, generally it's not rude, though.

Once I was playing a tough game against the late GM Wojo, and got a balanced and complicated position, but also considerable time pressure. After the time pressure was over I realized that I have totally blown up my position, played 41.Kg1-g0 and pressed the clock. Wojo was surprised at first, but later he had a good laugh.

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Yes, players often tip their king over to indicate that they are resigning.

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Is this permissible?

This mostly depends on the chess customs in your country. Personally, I have never ever seen somebody in past 13 years who did this in official tournament. But in unofficial games with friends this is totally acceptable.

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    From my experiences, most games end with resignation, not checkmate. Usually the losing player stops the clock and doesn't actually tip his King. But I have seen it during tournament play. – Tony Ennis Oct 13 '13 at 12:27
  • I frequently see this in official tournaments. – dfan Oct 13 '13 at 20:34

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