I've been playing chess for a while but only just started playing online seriously.
I was wondering why do people disconnect so often when you get them in a good move? I get a win anyway so I'm ont that bothered and I hope they get a loss for it. So why do so many people disc after they realise they've lost?
Another question is that as I'm a beginner, I'm playing a ton of other beginners. There are so many players who've played less than 25 games. They all seem to have winning records. Is this because they are creating new accounts all the time? I've only played a few people that have got a losing record which seems impossible. I have also not played anyone who's played over 30 games. Do you know why this is?
I noticed this trend in the live tournaments. It took me a year to get a winning record lol. Now I have a small number of more won games.
I just played another game where I am one move away from check-mate and he disconnects on me.
Then a notification comes up saying "Keshvai may have violated our Fair Play policy - it has been noted and they may have their account restricted."
What benefit does he get by disconnecting like this? Do I win less points if he were to disconnect than if I check-mated him?
disconnecting isn't doing any better than their accounts restricted as you said, don't know how many notification they get to be punished before they should realize not so opting to disconnect on purpose.
I wish I don't meet such players when I fix my network connection very soon!
I only ever back out of a match that I know I'm going to lose, if I still have some feasible chance of either winning by checkmate, time, or drawing, I stay in it until the very end.
They click that red X in the top right corner when you make the winning move. Instead they should click 'resign'.
What's with these people?
One game, I was a little time pressed and the guy was writing out a load of abuse because I was taking time thinking about each move, I was well ahead of him and he was upset because I wanted to promote a pawn instead of going for check-mate.
And as I'm writing this right now, my opponent went down a queen early and now he's afk. Glad I'm only playing a 10 minute game...lol, it's just said that he may have violated the fair play policy again...
I thought chess was a none douche game...
The solution to your problem is simple: improve!
Disconnecting and abandoning are rare among 1700+ players, at least that's my experience.
wrt to your 2nd question: the stats on the live chess page show only the most recent results. To see how many games your opponents really played you have to go to their profile.
Such people are a damn nuisance
I think you get the same number of points for a win in this case
It’s annoying because either you wait for say 10 minutes until your win’s safe, or risk doing something else .. then they might come back online so that you lose.
I don't play much live stuff...basically none...I play 3 day games and you could hear a pin drop in terms of people chatting to you or abusing you and so on...rarely happens...rarely happnes that people even talk to you (which I'm fine with...I don't pipe up either)...I've never been abused at all...
Is it the live games where people are more abusive? Over my year or so here I've heard a lot of people pointing out that opponents are rude and abusive...hasn't happened to me at all in 3 day play...it must be a live thing...is it?
People do that because they are pissed and they are too proud to resign. They just want to forget about anything chess related for (at least) some minutes so they simply disconnect.
Other are douchebags that want to make you lose time.
But fortunately it is only a matter of seconds before the system gives you the victory.
Yes I have played with 2 or 3 idiots that distract and annoy you with comments like "LOOOOOOOOL" when you are losing against them.
The best thing is to ignore them, they must be really miserable in real life. A succesful and happy person would never do that.
These things happen because natural forces and energies do the work.
There are idiots, jerks, and jackasses wherever you go.
And, in the immortal words of the late Yogi Berra, "Wherever you go, there you are!"
I have had people that have waited several minutes until the last few seconds to make a move when they were in utterly losing positions...i think they were just hoping that I walked away from my computer.
I almost lost a game like this once!
I don't mind them chatting though. It's all good fun. Them talking junk kind of just makes me laugh. You can always disable chat if it bothers you.
I think most of the people who disconnect do so because they are frustrated to the point of being inconsiderate. However, I think it also sometimes happens that people will intend to resign but unintentionally close the browser window instead, leaving you hanging.
I've never tried doing that. Now that I think about it, it might be a good idea to have a popup confirm that you want to close the window if you have a live game in progress, informing you that continuing to close the window will result in resignation. I'm sure someone else has already thought of this, though.
Here is a link about the same problem.
Whoever said "Improve" is the answer, I can totally agree with. I have one free account and one premium membership. My premium account is rated at 1700 and my free account is about 1300. I play and experiment with openings. The point is that at the higher levels there is a lot of maturity as those players have probably lost a lot of games to learn to get to the higher levels.