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Do you lose on purpose in either competitions or games? Why?
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I'm competitive (especially when it comes to video games) but in the end, it's a game. Sometimes I go all in and sometimes I don't. It keeps things fun.



I did play all in against a 9 year old in chess.

I lost.
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Nope. And I don't want anyone to lose for me on purpose either. I don't really care that much about winning in games. The game itself is more important.
Posted 8/3/14
then you're not even part of it
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Yea, because i either messed up or did something dumb on the way up to the final part of the game or something so i lose so i can do it right. Or i lose because my little nephew wants to win.
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No i dont have to lose on purpose because i am that bad.
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I have never came across a situation like that, but I would do it just to be nice and let the other person have their share of victory.
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Brainstamp wrote:

Mainly to keep things fun. Allowing someone else to win if you REALLY are too good allows for jokes and laughs, not allowing it to turn into an aggressive competition it was never supposed to be. It comes down to knowing your competitors personality.

If the goal is to have fun, and you know winning every match will decrease everyone else's fun, it's more honorable to decrease your intensity.


I agree with this and done it several times. I even share the practice while teaming up with my brother.

My brother knows my abilities and strengths, and he knows when I'm taking it easy.
We see our competitors personalities, and when it seems right we take it easy.
At the end of the game, when we head home, I ask my brother if he feels lost or defeated.
We both know it's a "no" and we get fun out of it.

We travel in different parks so people wouldn't know our basketball experiences and if we're taking it easy.




But there are times I have to take things serious to show no disrespect.

When girls issue a challenge on basketball, I surely show them my defense and offense.
I don't want her to end up saying, "just because I'm a girl you're not wholeheartedly playing at all."
I steal, I block, I drive to the basket.
I show it all to implicitly tell her that "this is the difference in skills between you and me and you need to step your game up."
Well, all of the girls I played against were ambitious dribblers. They even do the "Professor Baseline Behind-The-Back."
I get when they do the crossover attempts. But all of them doing baseline behind-the-backs against me? It's kinda surprising. I already know you're dribbling a lot and you're going to show me a baseline behind-the-back?? Come on now. I'm not going to stun in place and make you drive to the basket.

If kids challenge me, I show no mercy.
It's for their own benefit anyway. I'm showing them the mountain to climb up on.
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Winning is everything!
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Nope. I only ever did once for a young kid, but man, it was uncomfortably awkward 'Oh no... I crashed again... for the... 10th... time...'. Yeah, I'm not one of those people who can suck at something on purpose and convincingly sound like they're bad.
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Yup! "On purpose" All the time! Thats definitely why I lose!
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18 / M / Alberta
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I always lose on purpose since I don't feel like putting in enough effort to compete seriously.
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I can see myself doing that in random games but in online games that I'm really good at, I play to win since I've got a reputation to keep.
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Posted 8/3/14 , edited 8/3/14
nope,i try my best even tho its a friendly game/single player game or whatever,i cant even bring myself to enjoy a gaming session nowadays if i dont go full concentration.if i failed that section,i will repeat the same section over and over again to get the best way/combo.
and i hate people that doing this lose on purpose thing,for me they did not respect the opponent/developer. if its a child/handicapped opponent[s],i will not even join the game[if i see the opponent,example: in arcade].if i feel tired or not up for the challenge,i wont even play the game.
Posted 8/3/14 , edited 8/3/14
I have... a couple times.
I play Street Fighter, I'm not that good. I'm really shy... I went to tournaments once, I wasn't able to leave the tournament because they needed people. I didn't want to try either I was really scared. I can only play online, and with close friends.

For Yugioh, I lose on purpose to teach my friend to show them how their deck works, or either they're like super new I dont want to ruin their confident.
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Posted 8/3/14
I enjoy playing the game more than getting the win.. so I'll often give my opponent advantages if that makes the game more even/interesting, but I won't intentionally lose. I'm sure others have done the same for me as well over the years.

(Well, if we're trying to get to a certain game mode or something, I'll lose so that we can see the game mode, but that's a different situation)
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