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Won On Time?

Won On Time?

Jul 9, 2009, 10:55 PM 6

I found out today that I take my chess games far too seriously.  This was emphasized by the fact that after a certain game (which was a very well played and challenged game), that I wanted to throw my brand new wireless keyboard out of the window.

You see -- I have absolutely no problems with losing a match.  I'll admit, that I don't enjoy losing, and there is definitely a degree of frustration that goes with it -- but to lose a match fairly, this I have no issues with.  What bothers me with the match I am talking about, is that I had lost due to time running out, when I had far more points in piece value.

So, what I really want to know, is how is it fair to lose a match, regardless of remaining time, when clearly I was in the lead by point value?  Is this normal?  Can this even be explained?

I did end up sending a message as site feedback asking for clarification on this.  Perhaps it is my ignorance to exactly how the time limit functions, but if anyone can clearly explain how and why this happened, I would love to hear the feedback on this situation.

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