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accept a Draw or finish the game

Harmon90
So I was asked to Draw but I could see I had a chance to Checkmate , I refused ( a rare chance for me to win ) so the other player did nothing except let the clock tick away , in the end I gave up - is this the right/wrong approach to the game ? Thank you
Onlysane1

If a player lets the clock tick down needlessly, it is against chess.com policy. You can report them for it, and I have done that at least once before.

GNE1SENAU

Just keep the tab open until their time runs out. 

DaBabysBurner

Why would you accept the draw? you were in the right in that situation

GNE1SENAU
DaBabysBurner wrote:

Why would you accept the draw? you were in the right in that situation

He probably didn't want to wait for so long.

DaBabysBurner

yeah but i mean just keep the tab open and do something else if that happens

AussieRookie

Resigning is definitely Harmon your winning chances.

EKAFC

The guy is probably toxic. He doesn't like that he is losing and wants to get a draw. He gets upset that he is going to lose and decides to run out his clock to be as annoying as possible. 

 

REPORT HIM IMMEDIATELY. It should not be tolerated and they should get disciplined for it. 

CastawayWill

I have a different Idea of what happened, he/she had to go somewhere so he/she offered a draw and asked in the chat "Please accept the draw I have to go somewhere" and you didn't check the chat. That's what I think happened

Optimissed

It's cheating because it's a kind of blackmail, so report them.

Optimissed
CastawayWill wrote:

I have a different Idea of what happened, he/she had to go somewhere so he/she offered a draw and asked in the chat "Please accept the draw I have to go somewhere" and you didn't check the chat. That's what I think happened

The player could have resigned.

mafriedman

after some amount of time of stalling, does not the game abort and the staller lose?

ajl721x
mafriedman wrote:

after some amount of time of stalling, does not the game abort and the staller lose?

It depends on the amount of moves that occurred in the game, rather the beginning of the game.

Harmon90
Thank you for the replies , unfortunately chat wasn’t open ,
BigParsley

It can be really annoying when you are in time trouble and his approach was to let the time pass for several minutes until he is about to get flagged, then he moves again, and you didn't have a checkmate to premove.

It happen to me once in a 15min game and I reported him/her.