17238 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I noticed previously that an additonal 48 hours was provided our Egyptian friends due to the crisis going on in their country.
However, it appears that time has now run out, and I have noticed at least one of my Egyptian friends who has not logged in since January 27th is now starting to lose games due to timeouts.
In fairness to our Egyptian friends who may not have Internet access through no fault of their own, I would like to ask that they be given another extension of time.
I hope and pray that all of our Egyptian friends and their families stay safe and can join us here again sometime soon.
@ the OP - Couldn't agree more. I thought the staff was going to keep an eye on the situation and react accordingly. It's not like this subject hasn't already been covered and brought to the site's attention. Kohai responded very quickly when the crisis began ....
@ chess boy - I think the OP is suggesting that even more time be added (?)
edit: I guess Kohai is doing all she can - From Kohai's blog:
After we added the first 48 hours, we have now added another 48 hours.
We cannot keep doing this
What i will do though, is if anyone in Egypt loses games on time from this issue (after that time expires) , i will restore the games. I cannot promise to restore team match games or tournaments if the match has already ended or the tournament round has ended.
4 days total has already been added, see link below.
Thank you for bringing that to my attention, Chess Boy. I just happened to notice today that one of my Egyptian chess friends has started timing out in his games today, two days after the initial 48 hour extension. Since there was an additional 48 hours was provided 14 hours ago now, according to that blog, I wonder why my friend started timing out today. Puzzling.
Even so, as Benkobaby indicates, I would request giving them even more time, if at all possible.
Yes all the time they need, Sympathy and passion, and they shouldn't be penalized in time of turmoil and chaos. I'm not Egyptian but the countries poor seem to be in unison and they are expressing problems with the country which is more important than playing a fun game. Just hope theirs slack in the rope for chess.com players and others who fall victim to a revolution or movement. Thanx! chou...
Thank you, dennisvelez.
"Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Rnd 5! Hosts IM Elisabeth Paehtz & GM Simon Williams"
-e n l i g h t e n e d - Designer ChessMen
by Darth_Algar a few minutes ago
1/31/2015 - Ryklis-Ivasyuk, USSR 1982
by chesschamp78 3 minutes ago
Another cheater thread
by tucumcari 4 minutes ago
Millionaire Chess 2!!
by Darth_Algar 5 minutes ago
17 Reasons why chess is not good for you
by XPLAYERJX 6 minutes ago
by kamala_am 11 minutes ago
How can I prepare for my next tournament?
by cornbeefhashvili 11 minutes ago
by Mahaaveera 12 minutes ago
Good, solid chess program needed
by Gomer_Pyle 13 minutes ago
by charles_butternucker 15 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!