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  • 9 months ago · Quote · #141

    FirebrandX

    It's not a question of contracts, but rather good sportsmanship. If you won as white and the opponent would like a game as white, it's considered the polite thing to do to give them a turn. However by the same token, if you win as black, it's not a big deal if you decline to play as white. Technically it's really not a big deal either way since you're not forced to play a rematch, but you have to accept that some people do care about sportsmanship, and that you may end up on a few no-play lists.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #142

    cabadenwurt

    FirebrandX wrote:

    It's not a question of contracts, but rather good sportsmanship. If you won as white and the opponent would like a game as white, it's considered the polite thing to do to give them a turn. However by the same token, if you win as black, it's not a big deal if you decline to play as white. Technically it's really not a big deal either way since you're not forced to play a rematch, but you have to accept that some people do care about sportsmanship, and that you may end up on a few no-play lists.

    --- Thanks for the post FirebrandX. As you mentioned each player has the choice of staying for a re-match or not. If on the other hand someone wants to say that not giving a re-match is rather rude well that is a very different question to be sure.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #143

    cabadenwurt

    Someone has a thread on the go here now about " rematch etiquette ", interesting question that.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #144

    RG1951

    cabadenwurt wrote:

    One reason that I started this fun little thread is because someone made the claim on this site that not accepting a re-match is the same as violating the " far play policy " here ( such as disconnecting during a Game etc ). This is BS as far as I'm concerned because it is not as though you had signed a contract for a match of 4 or 6 or 10 Games. 

            Yes, the claim about the fair play policy is absurd.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #145

    cabadenwurt

    RG1951 wrote:
    cabadenwurt wrote:

    One reason that I started this fun little thread is because someone made the claim on this site that not accepting a re-match is the same as violating the " far play policy " here ( such as disconnecting during a Game etc ). This is BS as far as I'm concerned because it is not as though you had signed a contract for a match of 4 or 6 or 10 Games. 

            Yes, the claim about the fair play policy is absurd.

    --- Thanks for the post RG 1951.

    One could say that it would be very polite to accept a re-match but to try to cast the opponent as a villain if they want to leave after one game is total nonsense.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #146

    cabadenwurt

    A thread here is entitled ( in part ): " Are you supposed to accept a re-match offer ? " The answer is NO ! Only play a re-match if you want to play the 2cnd game.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #147

    AlCzervik

    I was recently working with a guy and when we had lunch we played a five minute game.

    It ended quickly, and we played another. After the second game, he asked if I would like to play again. I replied, no, I need to eat.

    We ate our lunch.

    Anyone that has a problem with rematches denied is not someone you want to play again.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #148

    Kappablancasuckz

    Look at my wall for declining a rematch Cool Well I usually decline then asked if I hurt their their feelings if they want rematch, and then I get blocked lol!

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #149

    cabadenwurt

    AlCzervik wrote:

    I was recently working with a guy and when we had lunch we played a five minute game.

    It ended quickly, and we played another. After the second game, he asked if I would like to play again. I replied, no, I need to eat.

    We ate our lunch.

    Anyone that has a problem with rematches denied is not someone you want to play again.

    --- Thanks for the posts.

    AlCzervik: Very good points ! After all playing on the internet is also only for fun ( no titles awarded here  lol ).


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