What does mean, when a player refuse to rematch ?


I just want to get your point of view about this situation.

What does mean, when a player refuses to rematch on rated game ?

I ask this question because 97% of players on chess.com refuse to rematch.

So what does at mean ?


so why play the first !?  Cool


It means his wife wants to go shopping, the dog is whining by the front door, the cat threw up (again), his favorite TV show is coming on, or any of a thousand other legitimate reasons.  Of course it could also be proof of what you have always suspected; 97% of the world simply doesn't like you. Wink


So 97% of the world will be bussy after 1 game and run away, LOL.


Perhaps in his opinion the game is not even.


It means I don't like to re-match.  I like to rest between games, and play when I feel like it not when the opponent demands it, so the next game I play can be as good or better quality than the one that I just won.

If I keep playing with no rest, until me or both of us get tired or sloppy, I might lose for a stupid blunder, and I don't want to risk it.  Plus, when I re-match, too often, my opponent loses again and then get's really pissed off and runs away on the clock leaving me waiting for 6 minutes or something, and punishes me for doing him/her a favor and re-matching, and winning. So I've learned it's better just to play when I feel like it, which is usually not rematching.


I have a set amount of time I spend on the internet. also by the time some of my opponents have offered me a rematch i have started another game


I think players refuse to rematch for one of the two reasons: 1) They dont think they are up for you. 2) They think u are not up for him/her. Occasionally,it can be because they do not have sufficient time for another match.


It means they don't want to play another game.

MrDamonSmith wrote:

It means they don't want to play another game.

thank you that was so usefull ! Cool


With me, it means I've just spilled my beer.


1. I did play few games before and I get tired.

2. You played white and lost - no reason for rematch.

3. I do not like if you did not resign in hopeless position and just killing     time.

However in 30% of cases I do accept rematch. Just remember - the world is not revolving around you. 

Victor-Servranckx wrote:

I never play twice. I like to have a break, drink a coffee, have a chat, post something and perhaps later play a new game...

that's fantastic, it's good to chat after insted of runnig away, players can make friends, analysis the game find mised mates Laughing ,that could be nice.


You're welcome, no problem. I see my help here is done.Smile


I too never rematch. It's not that I'm afraid of the opponent, or that I'm rude, or that I think he's beneath me. It's just that I don't like to play two games in a row. I like a break.

Even at the chess club I take a breather between games and walk around, chat with other members, look at a magazine.

Don't take it personally. For many of us, chess is just a nice interlude in the evening or before dinner or while waiting for a good TV show to start. If I want three or four games in one sitting, I'll play them on my terms, not because my opponent asked for a rematch. 


I like to play as many different players as possible. Rematches are fine with friends, but with the Internet there are always other people awaiting a game so no need to rematch strangers. I think I've played about 10,000 games on the Internet in my 12 or so years of playing, so I probably have played against about 9,000 people. I think that's pretty cool! Smile



1% of  gamers accept rematch.

Just because Rated points are become a kind of money.

More u have, more smart u are. so why rematch if u can loose.


I suggest to create a new category REAL RATED POINTS GAME with the same rules like a tournament.

One game , rematch ,( in case equality final match). at this step the winer will get rated point.

If one gamer refuse to rematch -100. and a special symbol to show that this gamer had no fair play.

I repeat create a new category without remove actually categories (rated and unrated): LET REAL FAIR PLAY GAMERS PLAY TOGETHER. Cool