Timing out

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imreallylousy
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Timing out

Post by imreallylousy » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:25 pm

Parducagluca's last moves in two games against him were made on September 19th. How much longer before he times out! :?: :?: :?:

irrawang
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Re: Timing out

Post by irrawang » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:02 pm

Your opponent has 17 and 19 days left. It can be annoying when opponents time out, but not much can be done about it. I had a case where my opponent blundered a rook so just he just timed out, which took over 60 days. I emailed Greg Miller but nothing was done.

gcohen
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Re: Timing out

Post by gcohen » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:56 pm

Greg Miller is not interested--I know from experience.
But I can't say I blame him.
He can do nothing about the psycho-pathology of Chess-players.
Chess brings out petty neurotic behavior in some people.
It is clear that playing on this site are a number of people
who just cannot bring themselves to gracefully resign
in a sportsmanlike manner when dead lost.
I know; I've had the experience with two of them.
There are also rude or uncivilized people.
I was bothered at first, but I've come to terms with it.
The hell with them.
Don't let them upset your equanimity.

irrawang
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Re: Timing out

Post by irrawang » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:55 am

I don't mind if an opponent doesn't resign. After playing hundreds of games against dedicated chess computers that can't resign I quite enjoy trying to find the quickest way to checkmate.
As far as timing out goes, it is difficult to imagine a possible motive. Maybe they are just too lazy to type "resign" in the box :D. Thankfully it doesn't happen all that often.

gcohen
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Re: Timing out

Post by gcohen » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:12 am

I was unclear--by "can't bring themselves to resign"
I was referring only to those who time-out.
As for the time-outs, there is no doubt in my mind:
apart from some who may have personal situations
preventing them from continuing with the game,
I am convinced their problem is psychological--
they can't bear to lose.
And there are more of those on this site than you think.
' Too lazy to type in "resign" ' is not a credible explanation.

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Re: Timing out

Post by gmiller » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:21 am

gcohen wrote:Greg Miller is not interested--I know from experience.
If they have a lot of time remaining, I do reduce the amount of time so they time out within a few days. It should be easy enough to just ignore the game for a short period of time, so not much to be done in this case.
Greg Miller

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Re: Timing out

Post by imreallylousy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:17 pm

I understand all that has been said on this subject. Nonetheless, it is more than a bit irritating when opponents refuse to move or resign when in a lost position. Ramesis, who made his last move in an obviously lost position on November 26th, is a prime example. He continues to play in other games until he is lost, then he goes silent....disgusting behavior!

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Re: Timing out

Post by irrawang » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:07 am

Ramesis seems to always make the game last as long as possible by making moves until faced with a mate in one, then he will time out. Also his play can be erratic, ranging from good solid moves to much weaker ones. Maybe there is more than one player :D having played Ramesis quite a few times I've become used to his qwerks.

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Re: Timing out

Post by langelli » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:04 pm

Sometimes I resign when in a losing position, but sometimes I continue to play just to gain some experience. In a losing situation I try to force a draw. If that's unethical please explain why, and in the future I'll resign. I do not want to frustrate or annoy anybody. I just enjoy playing even if I can't win.

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Re: Timing out

Post by gmiller » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:53 pm

That situation is not an issue, it's only an issue when someone flatly abandons a game in progress because they're loosing.
Greg Miller

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