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I don't understand why some chess players on this site rather waste their opponent's time and time out rather than resign.
Lost track of time, got distracted, being a jerk, and testing the clocks. That's all I could think of.
Here are some possible reasons:
In turn-based, how can you waste your opponent's time?
interesting responses. What do you think should be done to prevent time outs?
Threatening physical harm.
Do the people who pay for a membership given the right to request no-timeout games if they wish?
i didn't know that membership allows no time out games.
What's the definition of a "no time-out" game? All of the games on Chess.com have time controls. A player is allowed to run out of time.
i guess a player must make a certain number of moves in a certain time or they lose. Anyone to clarify?
My apologies for being unclear. I meant no-vacation games in turn-based. With a membership are you given the opportunity to challenge opponents in a game while voiding vacation time in your challenge request?
Most people time out without using up their vacation time.
@tryst There are some no-vacation tournaments. I don't think that you can have a no-vacation individual game.
Again my sincere apologies for remaining unclear,chessbeginner77. My question about vacation time was an entirely seperate question from your original question about, what can be done to prevent time-outs? I maintain threatening physical harm would be effective.
interesting to note that everyone posting so far has no time outs on their games.
sorry for being unclear. I mean turn based games. They waste the most time.
Why wait till the game is about to time out? You should start threatening them as soon as you lose a pawn.
if you have no vacation time and a family emergency comes up chess takes a backseat to family. This almost happened to me once.
I thought that chess was a non-violence game. Threatening would probably result in the opponent timing out anyway.
Several players take on more games than they can manage. They become overwhelmed and let the games expire.
That is a possibility. But some people do it on purpose for some reason.
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