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Based on answers of itub and D M, I think the spirit of this question is more like What's an alternative to telling opponent what I believe is going to be a mate in X? I mean, who really wants to tell your opponent 'you've lost. you resign now' ? The answer is to use conditional moves. The thing is... OP has the right idea of saving time when the game is ...


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This is a matter of preference- there is no hard and fast rule. Generally, if it's just like a random blitz game or something, I will just play the best move and continue. If it's a long game (and my opponent tells me it's a mouseslip) for a tournament, I'm more inclined to offer a takeback/make some dummy moves.


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You can go either way, as many of the previous answers have suggested. If you feel like you shouldn't accept a draw (because you were winning, or because you don't feel obligated to offer a draw) that's perfectly acceptable. If you feel like offering a draw or allowing a takeback, that is your choice. If it was a real game, there would be no takebacks ...


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