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Why do so many unrated players time out with 0 moves?


  • 14 months ago · Quote · #1

    Black_Locust

    I'm about a 1200 right now, so many of my "new seeks" are answered by unrated players.  But about 1/2 the time, they time out without ever making a move.  Why do so many do this?

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #2

    thempcz

    Maybe their busy... maybe they don't want to play you anymore or don't like you and instead of resigning they decide to time out...I don't really know.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #3

    britesorb

    I would say most don't realize that "online" chess means turn based. Once they realize it is takes days to move they simply abandon. I would say 80% of unrated players never finish an online game, I have my settings to allow only 2 unrated games at anytime to help new players.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #4

    Black_Locust

    britesorb wrote:

    I would say most don't realize that "online" chess means turn based. Once they realize it is takes days to move they simply abandon. I would say 80% of unrated players never finish an online game, I have my settings to allow only 2 unrated games at anytime to help new players.

    OK, that makes sense.

    Or maybe they don't like me.  But ... until we make a move ... what's not to like? :)


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