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I was playing live when my opponent left. A few seconds went by then this came up, " zhelleff may have violated our Fair Play policy - it has been noted and they may have their account restricted."
Now I was winning and my opponent was getting his hat handed to him so I have no clue what he did wrong. No way he was cheating and he didn't say anything to me so I don't get it. If any staff reads this I think this guy is OK, he didn't do anything wrong.
He may have typed something that you didn't see.
I hope they don't ban players I can beat, as well
Your opponent abandoned the game without resigning. That is what triggered that warning. It is part of the new Fair Play policy.
Yeah , it has happened with me too lately, quite a few times and always when I was winning and my opponent either got disconnected or simply didn't move, to let the clock , ring the "bell" for him !
I think its the new Fair Play Policy here, which discourages players to abondon a [ lost] game, without resigning ! This can be v irritating [ and time wasting] for the opponent ,especially in a 10-15 min game , who has worked hard for a win n is left sulking ,as the opponent leaves him hanging , while he is watching another game, some TV ...or just chilling !!
Yeah, it's the new policy.
Can someone post this policy or direct me where I can read it. TIA.
Fair Play Policy
Chess.com encourages players to be kind and show good sportsmanship. Our Fair Play policy expects that players will not...
If your account is flagged for habitually breaking this policy, your play will be restricted, requiring you to wait 5 minutes between games (including aborted games).
Is this policy consistent with rules in chess clubs and tournament play?
How could it be? Online play is a completely different situation.
What if his connection to the internet dropped? It does happen. I hardly think that is a reason for punishment. A player I was in a game with just now left, and I don't think he quit, he wasn't doing bad at all.
If it happens in a few games here and there, it won't matter. The policy is set up to catch people that disconnect all the time, on a lot of their games. I don't know the number/% for a lot, but the policy isn't for those that occasionally disconnect.
I understand. Thank you for clearing that up! It sounds reasonable.
Just happened, 5+5 game opponent had plenty of time on the clock, had one legal move at the time and was about to be checkmated, which was essentially next move bar some useless interpositions that delay it by 2 moves.
Opp decided instead to let the clock run out.
I guess the program detects when you lose a game on time when going into your last move you had plenty of time to play it.
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