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Fair Play Policy

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #121


    chess.com fair play policy is crap. First of all I obey fair play rules. I don't abort games. I got my first account closed for nothing. Everything was fine but when I logged in again after some days, I found that my account is closed. So I opened a new account. Now they are giving me fair play policy warnings all the time in each and every game even though I haven't done anything against the rules. I even got a fair play policy warning just after winning a game and I had to wait for five minutes. Isn't that weird and also frustrating???

    My honest opinion is that Chess.com needs some serious administrator and a manager. 

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #122


    Dear Chess.Com, please withdraw my ban, i was merely playing against a computer not a human opponent on live chess. this rule should be ''only against human opponents''

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #123


    polybius81 wrote:

    Dear Chess.Com, please withdraw my ban, i was merely playing against a computer not a human opponent on live chess. this rule should be ''only against human opponents''

    I will agree with this too...

    I doubt the computer felt cheated or offended. Also, there should be a provision in the process or within the rules, to allow you to have a chance to withdraw from a game that you didn't mean to end up with. Trying to click upon dancing disappearing and reappearing dots, while trying to read info in a flash, makes for this problem to be prevelant...

    I don't even play much live chess and this is part of the reason why. The selection process and the problems with wanting to leave a game, or others doing it, makes it stressful. I want to relax and enjoy, not blow a gasket, while trying to prepare to focus.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #124


    i have registered very recently and i've already recieved what seems to be some kind of warning message, telling me that acount will be restricted if i abort the games often (though i've done that only once, as far as i can remember, cause i realised that i am sleepy and that i wont be able to play one more game) and, most puzzlingly, if i "keep the opponent waiting for too long"...well, the countdown is clicking at my peril, i know that i will lose if the time runs out, it should be up to me to decide how long i think before every move....how on earth could any software or staff member know that i am "not really thinking" but "just letting the time pass, to wind up the opponent"? Having said so I might add that I actually did not wait very long before any move yet, not once, since I have (quite recently) started playing on this web site so....what is the purpose of this message? Is it a "circular"? And if it is a "circular" why it started appearing only today?

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #125


    dpruess wrote:

    nope. players who lose on time while playing a game don't get dinged as poor sports. players who sit for 10 minutes down a queen without making a single move, game after game after game, will. as will people who disconnect every time they lose material. that is poor sportsmanship.

    don't worry, staff are not crazy, and are chessplayers. we know it's normal to lose on time in a blitz game.

    i suppose that hitting the "resign" button does not count as  disconnect every time they lose material. that is poor sportsmanship.? i do click "resign" if i lose the queen in first few moves (for example) it kills my will to play....i suppose this does not count as "poor sportmanship"...i don't even know how to "disconnect"....do you mean: log off from the chess.com upon losing some valuable piece? i don't do that, i don't wait very long before any move, and i've aborted only once (as i was sleepy)...why on earth am i receiving warning message?

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #126


    They don't know - the chess.com algorithms for their "fair play" policy are flawed at the core - they are overly simplistic and don't take I to account position or strength.

    What they need to do is develop and adjudication system such as what FICS uses. They already have the analysis code, so all they need do is use a relative strength, such that say, when an opponent is DOWN 2 points, AND delays a certain excessive length, ONLY THEN is an abandonment forced.

    I can't even begin to tell you how many times, I was in a STRONG position (up several pieces, or very strong position) and waiting for the opponent to move, I look at another app (on iPad) or another web page, and despite having a winning position have the chess.com server force an abandonment because I didn't hear the "move" sound and click back in time.

    It's asinine. The fair play policy here is enforced In a most unfair way.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #127


    thank you for the reply....you have confirmed what i have detected and starting to suspect just several days after registering with this web site...i am not a good chesss player (yet?) but i have a huge talent for noticing NWO style hurdles.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #128



    fair play is what it is about


    does one wait forever

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #129


    The rules of chess ARE thou shalt use the time on the clock however one wishes.


  • 13 days ago · Quote · #130


    How can I flag somone who didn't respect the  Fair Play policy  ?

  • 6 days ago · Quote · #131


    I made a fair play policy for myself, and that is if someone drops a piece and lets the whole clock run out, I just resign. Why should I be prevented from playing just because there are so many jerks on this site? My rating hasn't even gone down since I started doing this, go figure.

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