I can see what you mean. It’s bad. There’s no way @vyshka could have come back from losing the knight?
I understand it’s not like Jiu Jitsu where you can reverse from almost any position with a bit of luck, skill and cunning. Or aerial fighting, where you can, again with some luck and skill still win a fight even after losing much of your team and being in a bad position yourself.
And as I read back the above paragraph I see the distinction between those other games and chess: luck. The only luck you ever get in chess is your opponent doing some dumbass shit. And if he’s not doing that, there’s no way to come back from losing even the smallest bit of advantage.
Has someone ever given up on losing a pawn, or is the line drawn at a piece?