10 move mark?

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billblais
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10 move mark?

Post by billblais » Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:20 am

I've been away from the site for a while, and left a bunch of games hanging very early on. I notice that those that timed out, even if under the 10 move mark seemed to have counted against my rating. Anyone got a sec to explain what I'm missing. (Couldn't find a description of the 10 move rule in the faq..)

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Post by jpettit » Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:30 am

A timeout is always a loss, no matter how many moves were played. A timeout will only count as a win if there are at least ten moves played. So your games that timed out under ten moves counts as loses for you, but your opponents didn't get the win added to their stats.

billblais
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Ah well..

Post by billblais » Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:42 am

OK.. Got it... Where is that rule posted, anyhow?

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Post by kingstownquad » Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:08 pm

I am playing some games that are very tactical in nature. Danish gambit. Some of the games may be over in less than ten moves but the loosing player does not want to get the loss so they simply stop playing. What can i do? Thanks
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Post by kingstownquad » Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:10 pm

I am playing some games that are very tactical in nature. Danish gambit. Some of the games may be over in less than ten moves but the loosing player does not want to get the loss so they simply stop playing. What can i do? Thanks
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Post by gmiller » Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:08 pm

The player who times out always gets scored a loss. The only point in letting one of those games time out would be to deprive you of the win, which isn't very common.

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Post by jkavanagh » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:18 am

gmiller wrote:The player who times out always gets scored a loss. The only point in letting one of those games time out would be to deprive you of the win, which isn't very common.
It's happening to me in three or four games in my first month. It's frustrating. If it's done deliberately, it seems like bad manners.

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Post by jkavanagh » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:13 pm

Like g1104679821, for instance.

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Post by gmiller » Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:23 pm

That game is far from won for black.

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Post by jkavanagh » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:41 pm

Of course it's not over till it's over, especially if the guy is as much better than me as his ranking shows. But still, he's about to lose his queen for a rook, to no advantage I can see. You can understand why it's frustrating for me not to see if I could make this count.

Thanks for looking at it - I don't know if it's really considered okay to discuss games in progress.

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Post by gmiller » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:45 pm

It's normally not propper to talk about a game in progress, but he's not about to loose his queen for a rook. Ask again in 7 days.

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