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Sore losers


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #1

    jayddub

    I don't if the subject has been raised before but I'm getting sick of sore losers.  I've had 3 games this evening where my opponent has let the clock run down for over 25 mins in 30 minute games only after a few moves. 

    Reading on their notes, it's obvious that they've done it before.  It usually happens with tricksters who dance their Queen around in the opening, lose tempo, then quit. 

    Do any players actually get banned for this or do I have to put up with it forever?  I have always considered chess as being a noble game but there seem to be some real idiots out there.

    I understand that it must be hard for site admin to police this kinda thing as we all suffer disconnections and problems beyond our control every now and then so they must get quite a few notifications (I assume they're notified?). 

    I'd love to see a REPORT button that you can hit when someone's playing the fool. This would provide a proactive way of getting rid of these people who are ruining it for everyone else. 

    Phew, rant over.

    Thoughts anyone?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #2

    FairPlayPlease

    I would say, their time, what they do with it is up to them... it sucks but perhaps you should play shorter games.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #3

    Likhit1

    I disconnect sometimes too due to bad internet but doing such a thing intentionally is unacceptable.I don't agree that that they can do what they want with their time.Let them just play or resign,sitting there without playing a move is just wrong.They're just being jerks.Though i believe they get banned for doing this too often.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #4

    AndyClifton

    jayddub wrote:

    I don't know if the subject has been raised before but I'm getting sick of sore losers...

    lol

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #5

    swaption

    I thought this thread was going to be about Kasparov when I clicked in

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #6

    royalbishop

    If we had no sore losers here we have no staff an everything would be automated. Think about!

    Would Chess.com be #1 without sore losers as they have in some strange way contributed to this site?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #7

    royalbishop

    jayddub wrote:

    I don't if the subject has been raised before but I'm getting sick of sore losers.  I've had 3 games this evening where my opponent has let the clock run down for over 25 mins in 30 minute games only after a few moves. 

    Reading on their notes, it's obvious that they've done it before.  It usually happens with tricksters who dance their Queen around in the opening, lose tempo, then quit. 

    Do any players actually get banned for this or do I have to put up with it forever?  I have always considered chess as being a noble game but there seem to be some real idiots out there.

    I understand that it must be hard for site admin to police this kinda thing as we all suffer disconnections and problems beyond our control every now and then so they must get quite a few notifications (I assume they're notified?). 

    I'd love to see a REPORT button that you can hit when someone's playing the fool. This would provide a proactive way of getting rid of these people who are ruining it for everyone else. 

    Phew, rant over.

    Thoughts anyone?


    Well we have to give it a name:

    The 30 Minute Trap - as it waisted all your time and your stuck sitting there as your opponent may at any moment move and if your careless you might leave for a while as take your attention away from the game or just not come back. Then return and find yourself in serious trouble!

    Just open another window and do something else when this happens to avoid frustration. Another solution as you mentioned ..... look on their profile page and see if you find comment refering to this type of behavior during those type games. The only to avoid what i call ....

    ...... The Time Trap!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #8

    steve_bute

    Here's a thought ... you resign and start another game. It's not like your entry into heaven or hell depends on your chess.com rating. If you're here to play chess, then play and stop worrying about your rating.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #9

    royalbishop

    If you resign when they use what i call "The Time Trap" they win and it will only say to them this works and not only will they continue to use it but others will see it as a good option.

    People only continue to do things that work, counter it and it ends. Methods mentioned in comment #7.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #10

    landwehr

    I suggest a golden rule would be 'Dont play 30 minute games' instead blitz will save you time and angst!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #11

    ChessChallenger54321

    Isn't there a big chance if they run their clock down that you would win on time anyway?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #12

    landwehr

    chessdude362 wrote:

    Isn't there a big chance if they run their clock down that you would win on time anyway?

    that is obvious but it is the damn inconvenience and rudeness of letting the clock run so far down.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #13

    A2ZGUY

    Same thing happens in 10 minute games.

    Once they feel they can't win, they don't resign but let the clock run out and you have no option. 

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #14

    steve_bute

    royalbishop wrote:

    If you resign when they use what i call "The Time Trap" they win and it will only say to them this works and not only will they continue to use it but others will see it as a good option.

     

    What do they win? Rating points that don't matter, while not getting better at chess? You, on the other hand, resign once the situation is clear and get to play chess without wasting 25+ minutes of your life.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #15

    steve_bute

    Ratings at chess.com do not:

    (1) Get you into hell or heaven, although I must admit this is only a guess.

    (2) Get you complimentary service in Vegas. This is not a guess.

    (3) Speed you though Customs.

    (4) Exempt you from Al Qaeda's hatred.

    (5) Feed your children. Anyone's children.

    (6) Clean up soggy dog poo after the snow melts in the spring.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #16

    LongIslandMark

    A2ZGUY wrote:

    Same thing happens in 10 minute games.

    Once they feel they can't win, they don't resign but let the clock run out and you have no option. 

    I see that but not too often - worst case you've lost 10 minutes of your life. Disconnects more often - but those can happen for lots of legitimate reasons.

    Recently I've seen what royalbishop describes: 4 minutes go by without a move starting with less that six on my opponents clock. Then comes back with the obvious move: One I expected after 15 seconds of looking at the board. If I had walked away assuming the opponent was going to time-out I would have lost that game.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #17

    billyblatt

    Block them. Stop wasting your time and stressing yourself out. There is 7 million players here. I am sure you'll find a good opponent.

    The thing about these sore losers is that there are only a handful of them, and they do that with everyone. 

    Play with players who are rated slightly better than you. That way they play good moves, and you learn something, even if you lose.

    Otherwise you get sucked into other peoples craziness. 

    Good luck. And hope you get better games...

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #18

    Ubik42

    Pelikan_Player wrote:

    Don't play correspondence chess. Imagine someone dragging out a lost game for six months lol. Of course you can play a ton of CC games at the same time (unlike live chess) so it really doesn't matter

    Itys only in live chess that this is a problem. Who cares if they do it in correspondence chess, it doesn't force you to hang out at the screen like live chess would.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #19

    LongIslandMark

    billyblatt wrote:

    Block them. Stop wasting your time and stressing yourself out. [...]

    Yeah - I do that too.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #20

    Ubik42

    Lets merge this thread with the one that says "Lets raise the block limit to 2 million"


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