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  • 24 months ago · #1

    Dietmar

    Wasn't the vacation routine changed prior to the layout change that when a player resumes his games time would be added so he doesn't go back right on vacation if he has several games where the player is short on time? I just had this problem where I had three games where I was low on time. While I was able to make two moves I was returned to vacation while I ponder my third game. Is this something that will be fixed or did we revert back to the old system?

  • 24 months ago · #2

    TadDude

    If you were given extra time previously, it is likely you were on vacation less than 24 hours.

    Although not stated here  http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/26/0/how-does-vacation-work--how-much-time-do-i-get  you received the remainder of the minimum 24 hours vacation charge as extra game time, if you came back before 24 hours.

    Either you were on vacation more than 24 hours or that unwritten policy was changed.

  • 23 months ago · #3

    Dietmar

    I took more than a day vacation. But why would it be different if I take 30 hours vacation? Shouldn't I get charged two days vacation but get the remaining hours added to my time to make a move? Why would it make a difference whether the vacation time is less or more than one day? The effect is the same. If I have several games with little time left I would immediately go back on vacation except that at that point now I should immediately resume playing as now I would get my hours added to it. Do I have this about right?

  • 23 months ago · #4

    CYC0MIKO

    Probably has something to do with the automatic vacation settings.  Doesn't it automatically put you on vacation when time gets low enough?  So while you pondered the third game, the automatic vacation turned on due to time requirements being met by the auto-vacation settings.  That's my best understanding of the situation...

  • 23 months ago · #5

    TadDude

    Dietmar wrote:

    I took more than a day vacation. But why would it be different if I take 30 hours vacation? Shouldn't I get charged two days vacation but get the remaining hours added to my time to make a move? Why would it make a difference whether the vacation time is less or more than one day? The effect is the same. If I have several games with little time left I would immediately go back on vacation except that at that point now I should immediately resume playing as now I would get my hours added to it. Do I have this about right?

    You are working on a false premise of what the extra time is for.

    http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/26/0/how-does-vacation-work--how-much-time-do-i-get

    The One-Day Minimum

    It's important not to expend vacation time frivolously or abusively.  To discourage these behaviors, we have implemented a one-day minimum on vacation length:

    • All vacation times will be consume a minimum of 24 hours.
    • Example 1: If you are only on vacation for 5 minutes,  24 hours will be deducted from your remaining vacation time.
    • Example 2: If you are on vacation for 23 hours, 24 hours will be deducted.
    • Example 3: If you are on vacation for 25 hours, then it is 25 hours (not 48) that will be consumed.

    Just leave vacation on until you are ready to make enough rapid-fire moves to get a comfortable cushion.


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