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Silly Wins

Just had an eight win streak!!! My best ever.........and totally hollow.

Only one of them was a genuine win, the others were time outs.  Some of these being very much against the run of play.  I've basically been winning because I have a smartphone and a Chess.com app so that I've been able to keep up with my games even though I've had very limited access to a computer over Christmas.  Not everyone has that advantage.

I think that there should be some sort of automatic vacation during major holiday periods, to stop this sort of thing, particularly for tournaments where it's not just you and the timing out player that is affected by the result.

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas. 

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    peterrco

    Thanks for the tip, "Auto-win on Time" unchecked.

  • 3 years ago

    Interrobang

    I disagree. Every player knows what time control they're signing up for, and it's their responsibility to play by the rules they've agreed to.

    That said, if you like winning games on timeout as little as I do, you might consider setting your account not to automatically claim timeout wins (except for tournament games): http://www.chess.com/home/echess_settings.html and uncheck "Auto-Win on Time".

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