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It would be fair to argue premium members should not get a better deal on vacation - that's a site policy issue.
I think chess.com is too generous with their vacation days to premium members. There should be a forced time-out if you are using more than X number of days on the same match.
When I was a freebie member, I was unable to join a 2nd tournament because someone was playing extremely slow.
Op you will need to get used to vacation hogs and slow players. Almost every tourney is going to have a few slowpokes that hold up the next round. Just load up on other tournies, stick the stalled game in the fridge and forget about it. Otherwise you just drive yourself crazy.
To get round the vacation problem, in case someone does want to go when a game has been in process for a while, maybe give 7 days per move maximum but (for example) only 35 days maximum per ten consecutive moves. So then people can have some flexibility to take several days over a move so long as they don't constantly do that.
I just refuse to play the people who use vacations to win by default . most of them are serial offenders any way ! Maybe we should name and shame them on a defaulters page
How can you use vacation time to win?
You time out
Or they just keep going on vacation everytime its their turn until you get sick of it and resign
they just keep going on vacation everytime its their turn until you get sick of it and resign
I got caught up with my tournament games when I went on vacation.
I don't play in online tournaments for this exact reason. My schedule is too unpredictable. Would have to take lots of vacations--though they would be relatively short for the most part.
I thought a "jerkin" was some sort of pickle. Sounds like you're in one. I remember another posting they were in a 7 day/move tournament that, mostly because of vacations, was going on for years - with everyone held up because of a few.
If you are jerkin, it is with a pocket pickle.
Even if I gave someone the benefit of the doubt that they didn't know that they would be on vacation when the tourney started..how can you explain when someone asks you to play and then they go on vacation after one move. Is this how they improve their rating by frustrated players just resigning to move on with their chess life. Okay, I need a drink!
If they pull that, just resign. There is no change in rating for a game aborted or ended on time in fewer than 4(?) moves.
Someone finally go the meaning of jerkin' right.
That's not very lady like.
An online tournament I'm currently participating in started in the late 16th century. Shakespeare dropped out early on, due to death. The Highlander is currently on move 20 against Zeus. I'm having to pickle myself like a gherkin just to keep myself preserved.
The only reason why I was able to beat Amelia Earnhart was that she finally ran out of vacation days during her travels.
@Amelia just use your mobile internet connection babe.
The tournament is still going strong... now people are taking Halloween vacation breaks.
Best cancel Christmas then.
As long as it ends this tournament..I'm all for it!
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