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  • #1

    I was challenged.  Checked the person out and decided NOT to play so I never made a move of any kind.  I allow the clock to run down to where the server would abort the game.   Instead it said I abandoned the game and gave me a LOSS.

    Also, I have won games and given a rematch.   When the other person leaves the server warns me not to abanondon games??   

    No one from support seems to respond so HELP.  What is going on??

  • #2

    I was a 1299 just one win from making 1300 and this happens what the heck??

  • #3
    ReallySADSACK wrote:

    I was challenged.  Checked the person out and decided NOT to play so I never made a move of any kind.  I allow the clock to run down to where the server would abort the game.   Instead it said I abandoned the game and gave me a LOSS.

    Also, I have won games and given a rematch.   When the other person leaves the server warns me not to abanondon games??   

    No one from support seems to respond so HELP.  What is going on??

     If you want an answer from help, you must write them an email.

    Use this link:

    https://support.chess.com/customer/portal/emails/new

    Chess.com staff don't read all the forum posts, other than to look for swearing, cheat accusations and so on. They don't often respond.

    If you want help from other members, please post in the Help and Support forum.

    / You can't use the server aborts too often. Server aborts are supposed to happen when somebody's connection deteriorates after they try to start a game, not as a way of picking opponents.

  • #4

    The way it was explained to me was that you have a right to NOT accept a challange from someone who show up on your board.  The proper way to do this is to not make a move and the server aborts the game after 21 seconds.  

    If you abort yourself it goes against you.   The purpose is to be able to ignore opponets that are out of the parameters you set for challenges or if you have played this person before and have no desire to play then again for whatever reason.   This has been working fine for years.  Now, however, if I make no move I am considering having aborted or abandoned.  This is not reasonable.

  • #5

    Why did the game start at all if you didn't accept the challenge? Was it a response to an open challenge of your own?

  • #6
    ArthurJG wrote:

    Why did the game start at all if you didn't accept the challenge? Was it a response to an open challenge of your own?

    99.9% of the games Sadsack plays are blitz.  

    He got the idea somehow that he can use the system aborts to accept or reject the opponents that the system picks when he clicks "Play".

    He evidently never understood that the system has been set up for several years to severely penalize him for forcing too many system aborts. 

    Who knows how many games he has lost that way?

     

  • #7

    OK so he did indeed issue an open challenge (as that's what clicking play amounts to) then bailed when it was accepted.  The solution to his problem is either to stop being so particular about whom he plays, or to issue challenges to particular players that he wants to play instead of open ones.

     

  • #8

    Arthur, you misundertand.  I did NOT issue a challenge.  These are all blitz game 5 minute with +50  -50 range for oppontents.    So the person just shows up sometimes it is people I have had bad experience with before, some even blocked, and some (strangly) way out of my range either plus or minus.    I should have a choice to not play a blitz game with just anyone expecially those whom I already new were either poor sports or gave the appearance of mayby using software.

    Even was given warning about aborting when I WON and sometimes when I offered rematch.   This appears to be related to some techinical issue for my game"???"  Lately,I have been using Google Chrome instead of Safari and  another email and another name and no problems.   Current rating is over 1350 which is much higher than my ReallySadSack account.

    So maybe you have ideas? 

  • #9

    They don't just show up unless you issue a challenge. When you press play, you issue a challenge. Normally it's an open challenge unless you change the settings. If someone has mucked you about before then just block them. You need to think of it from the opponents point of view: you are wasting their time letting the clock run. Remember they do not 'just show up' - you ASKED to be paired with an opponent when you pressed play without restricting settings.

    It's really quite rude to refuse to play a game you have asked for. If you really can't play then the honourable way out is to resign the game not simply let the clock run. 

    One last thing: you must be doing this quite often as chess.coom doesn't penalise you for one or two aborted games.

  • #10
    Git gud
  • #11

    Arthur and Ser==apparently neither of you have read the entire information.  I am being paired with people WAY out of my settings (I have confirmed then with support).   I am also being paired with people I have BLOCKED.  Something is wrong with my account but no one seems to be able to correct it (support says they have confirmed my setting but the pairing speak for themselves).   I have over 13000 games here and this did not start until recently.   Arthur, You are the RUDE one by assuming that I do not know how the system is SUPPOSE to work and by refering to me as less than HONORABLE.

    If you have no constructive helpful way to solve the problem then do not comment on something you are not knowledgeable about.   Take care.

  • #12

    Sorry for any offence but I based my response on the information you gave.  You didn't say it was a fault with your account.  On that basis I tend to agree with others above that this is the wrong place to raise it. 

  • #13

    I read the whole thing, my constructive advise is to:

     

    Git Gud

     

    Then it wont be a problem 

  • #14

    hi

  • #15

    There are just some algos implemented and as a player the only thing you can do is following the predefind workflow. I didn't checked your games but either u did something causing the algo to branch your workflow into such a situation or there's bug. The latter one is less to expect.

     

    manojharikumar127 wrote:

    hi

     

    Hi!!  How are you today?

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