Player stalling in hopelessly lost game -- chess.com will do nothing about it

  • #81
    nameno1had wrote:

    Well, instead of checkmating him, turn about would be fair play. Make him want to resign by dragging his delima out as long as possible for practice in not accidentally drawing and exploring all of the possible checkmates you could use. I think using a game well in hand, "when your opponent is in no hurry for it to be overwith", is actually a "fair" idea. I would promote every pawn and make sure I left no stone unturned. Make him never want to play you for every good reason you can.

    Good idea.  I never thought of this torture before.  haha Sure would take alot of patience though.  :D

  • #82
    RyanGarner wrote:

    Has anyone joined the group link I posted?

    Yes, I did a few minutes ago, Ryan.

  • #83
    netzach wrote:

    I understand you are letting opponent get to you. You have also posted on his '' notes-page '' & if you are not careful it will end up being yourself in trouble for harassing him.

    You need to wait the until the time runs out & that's it end of story.

    Yes, I know.  I am just so anxious to sever any connection between him and myself, once and for all.  I just can't believe anyone would be so utterly shameless as to do what he's been doing.  He went on vacation, came back, and went on vacation again, within the space of a day and a half.  Took the time while he was back to post some more annoying comments, but didn't bother to move, of course.

    I despise him, what can I say?

  • #84

  • #85
    cjsab wrote:

    Yes, I know.  I am just so anxious to sever any connection between him and myself, once and for all.  I just can't believe anyone would be so utterly shameless as to do what he's been doing.

    Has it occured to you he might be an 8-year-old, or have a mental condition in real life. If he's a troll you're doing exactly what he wants you to do. Why get riled up? You advised him to just give up so you could both get on with another game but won't take your own advice and go and play another game with any of the millions of other chess.com members and put this game and player behind you.

    Forgetaboutit!

  • #86
    Kingpatzer wrote:

    He's using the clock the way the clock is allowed to be used. If it's hopelessly lost, then it costs you nothing. Relax and stop trying to make other people adhere to your sense of ettiquette. You'll be much happier for it.

    Yes. Please relax.
    We'll be much happier for it, also.
    You've got a won game.
    Do'nt be impatient. It's yours.
    It will come to you. In time.
    Relax.

  • #87

    C'mon mods - just havin a little fun. Laughing

  • #88
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  • #89
    Well if this case doesn't apply, I don't know what does...
    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is vacation abuse?

    Vacation abuse occurs when players use vacation time simply to prolong games that are completely and hopelessly lost.

    Please use vacation time in an honest matter, when you are unable to move for an extended period.

    Chess.com has the right to adjudicate any game in which we feel one of the players is using vacation time to intentionally delay a game when in a lost position. Abusing vacation time may also result in a warning and/or account closure.

  • #90

    The comments here   are reminding me of the video that GM Dzinzi covered about higher rated players not following simple fundamentals or rules of chess.  

    Often I rush through moves, (thinking I have the game, because the player is low rated), and I find myself in trouble within 10 moves ALL because I was impatient and didn't follow through with development and rushed to get the game over with.

    In saying all this, perhaps the opportunities to improve chess skills and  learn new lines in openings, while waiting patiently for the opponent to "show up" may not be so bad after all.  

  • #91

    This all reminds me of one of my ICCF games. I've got 4 connected pawns and a knight to my opponent's knight. He's been stalling the game for two years now (starting from the moment I got a winning advantage). Using up all 50 days on each set of ten moves, and going on vacation at the last possible moment before he has to move again. It's been jokingly referred to as "The Dead Man's Defense". What he's hoping for is that I'll die before I can force the checkmate. It doesn't really bother me all that much, and in fact I find it a challenge: Can I stay alive long enough to win the game?

  • #92
  • #93

    the OP wasn't talking about that one.

  • #94

    hmm..

  • #95

    The game he was talking about seems to have now finished.

     

    In view of all he had to endure on here, I guess he (understandably) didn't bother to inform us.

  • #96
    kco wrote:

    the OP wasn't talking about that one.

    Which then ?

    Only has 4 left none of which terminal or vacation visible ??

  • #97
    Grousey wrote:

    The game he was talking about seems to have now finished.

     

    In view of all he had to endure on here, I guess he (understandably) didn't bother to inform us.

    yep that the one netzach, as shown above.

  • #98
  • #99

    22. Kxd1   Qd3+

    23. Ke1   Bb4#    (23.Kc1   Ba3#)

  • #100
    cjsab wrote:
    kco wrote:

    even you suggested it, it still the same as telling him to resign !

    that is why ivandh pointed it out...

      

    22 Hours Ago · Quote · #46

    ivandh 

    cjsab wrote:
    ...
    I didn't "ask him to resign".  I simply ... asked if he'd like to just go ahead and resign

    ...

    A case of "selective editing", omitting the accompanying suggestion that we just go ahead and start a new game, since the outcome of the present one was entirely obvious and there was no point whatsoever in continuing.

    And when exactly did "asking" or "suggesting" come to be synonymous with "telling" or "commanding"?  Have the semantics of the English language suddenly changed overnight, and I somehow missed it?

    It's really becoming quite tedious repeatedly trying to explain that I merely made a friendly suggestion to point out that he did have the option of sparing us both the complete waste of time of playing out a game whose outcome was obvious, so that we might get on with a new game.

    Does anyone still not understand this?


    *raises hand*

    How does your offer of a rematch have anything to do with requesting that your opponent resign?!

    You made a "friendly suggestion" that your opponent give up 'cause he's beat?  How does one go about doing such a thing, exactly?

    It's no wonder he prolonged the game. 

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