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Timeout Ratio

Timeout ratio is a negative component on online chess. I think this really puts a damper on your ability to play. I am a tournament player myself, and since my timeout ratio is 18% because i was busy with my studies, I am unable to play in most tournaments. I really think this is a bad part of online chess. Thoughts?

-Noah

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  • 5 weeks ago

    DavidStyles

    Sure, it's listed here:

    ...and means that during the last 90 days, you have timed out on 40% of the games you've played.

  • 5 weeks ago

    Dan1001

    Could somebody help me out? I have no real idea what Timeout is, and no idea of what my ratio is, just I know it's more than 10%

  • 6 weeks ago

    Huzaefah

    David- thanks for the help and I understand the reason why there is a timeout ratio in place. 😃 thanks again.

  • 7 weeks ago

    DavidStyles

    Huzaefah, you can just play more games, and not timeout. The ratio shown is only for the past 90 days, so after that time period, it will be back to zero, if you haven't timed out further.

    It's all very well that Chess.com was not your priority during your exam period. That's fair enough.

    Do remember though that you cannot expect your exams to be the top priority of other people who want to have a tournament the outcome of which is decided by chess, rather than by players disappearing halfway through.

  • 7 weeks ago

    Huzaefah

    I agree. I really dislike the timeout ratio stopping you from joining tournaments. Same as you I had important exams, so chess.com was not my top priority. This means that my timeout ration is above 20% thus stopping me from joining many tournaments. I would like to know how to bring this ratio down as I really enjoy tournaments.

  • 8 weeks ago

    DavidStyles

    I'm not doing any at present, sorry. I was just speaking for when I do do tournaments.

  • 8 weeks ago

    Phillipians4-8

    link me to some of your tournaments that allow high timeout ratios then if you please

  • 8 weeks ago

    DavidStyles

    I, for one, am very glad that we can see timeout ratios.

    There are plenty of tournaments that would still let you play. I, when I'm TD, permit timeouters to play, for instance. As I tend to do no vacation tournaments, it becomes part of the competition.

    However, some people are pressingly concerned about always having complete games, and don't want to have to play against someone who times out. That's fair enough.

    Additionally, and to my eyes most importantly, knowledge of timeout activity is really important for teams. It helps teams vet players and know that their players will likely complete the games if they have a clean timeout record. It helps us know in advance which players are more likely or less likely to let down the team if we let them join.

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