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I don't know if the staff can adjudicate the games, but I believe in this case, my opponent shouldn't be allowed to go on vacation before resigning. This is the position:
Yeah, this is just evidence of one trying to annoy you so you don't get full satisfaction.
But honestly I'm not annoyed, I just believe is a form of cheating, which shouldn't be allowed. Notice also that I'm not playing a blitz game where my opponent has the chance to hope in a stalemate. Here I can analyze and move the pieces till I give checkmate.
Totally agree. It just happened to me too. My opponent is losing and he conveniently put on vacation. Notice that also from his "vacation" he was able to connect to chess.com. So I believe that chess.com tolerates this form of cheating, if made by users who pay them, like diamond users.
If you play here long enough, you'll come across one of these creeps.
They are pathetic. I imagine they act like babies in personal interactions, so I'm just happy enough to not have to deal with them outside of one game where they had a hissy fit and stomped out.
Sorry, but how is it cheating to go on vacation in a losing position? I don't think it's going to help your game any, since when you come back you'll still be playing a losing game.
I say just enjoy the torture they must be feeling to come back and see that game they're about to lose.
This is from the Site Help &Support...
What is vacation abuse?Vacation abuse occurs when players use vacation time simply to prolong games that are completely and hopelessly lost.Please use vacation time in an honest manner, when you are unable to move for an extended period.Chess.com has the right to adjudicate any game in which we feel one of the players is using vacation time to intentionally delay a game when in a lost position. Abusing vacation time may also result in a warning and/or account closure.
The game is a 24 hours per move, if I forget to go online for a couple of days, and my opponent "on vacation" sees that I forgot to go online, he will make one move, and then I will lose for time.
Thanks I will contact the support.
Ahh, I see. Trying to get a cheap win from a loss, like when in live chess they let the clock run down hoping you'll abandon the game or read your email and not notice when they move at the last minute. Well, that's why I don't play 24 hour per move games and check them either every day or whenever I can within that 3 or 5 day period.
Perhaps you should try some serious chess:
Chess.com support answered, and they cannot adjudicate the game, also if Black is about 2-3 moves from getting checkmated. However, they said they will contact him, and ask him why he is using vacation time.
Poor guy, after playing against me and losing, he needs vacation time!
Hope someone can explain why chess.com support cannot adjudicate this game, and I have to wait 21 days.
My opponent, who is on vacation from a couple of weeks, because he is losing the game, found the time to connect the 28th of April, and the 5th of May. Now he has just 24 hours of vacation left. Let's see if he loses for time, or return to play.
The guy has three rated games going, all of which he is losing, so he takes vacation? Well, people do take vacations. Usually a week at a time, though, so be watchful.
"Please use vacation time in an honest manner, when you are unable to move for an extended period."
I've been unable to move for an extended period... but it's usually because I'm drunk.
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