Intentionally Playing Slow

mercatorproject

I could give 61 reasons approximately not to ever enter a "Daily" Tourney, as they have a habit of becoming "Decadely". . 

Oggy01

To : Mr. Phailure. I am completely aware of what ten days per move means and what it could result in.  Really, truly.

I am also aware of the certainty that there are some players that game the system.  Let's be honest. There are cheats in every realm of life. That's what I'm referring to.  Taking every available moment to make a move in a game that is in the endgame and in a losing position is simply rude. Concede!! Chess is a game built on etiquette and rules. Players should not use rules or etiquette to attempt to influence a game unfairly. That is my point. It would be extremely difficult, in my opinion, to deny it happens.

I do like your pic tho.....

Cystem_Phailure
Oggy01 wrote:

To : Mr. Phailure. I am completely aware of what ten days per move means and what it could result in.  Really, truly.

I am also aware of the certainty that there are some players that game the system.  Let's be honest. There are cheats in every realm of life. That's what I'm referring to.  Taking every available moment to make a move in a game that is in the endgame and in a losing position is simply rude. Concede!! Chess is a game built on etiquette and rules. Players should not use rules or etiquette to attempt to influence a game unfairly. That is my point. It would be extremely difficult, in my opinion, to deny it happens.

I do like your pic tho.....

Rude? Sometimes, if a position is guaranteed lost or a move is forced. But "cheating" by playing within clearly stated rules? Nonsense.

The pic is sort of sad now-- I've used it since I joined 10 years ago because I wear masks in really cold weather (it gets down to -20F a few times each winter where I live) and that's what I look like driving my car before it warms up. But it's too bad the look had to become normal.

 

BaronVonChickenpants

It's not cheating, it might be annoying but that'd as far as it goes 

Oggy01

To : Mr. Phailure,

My point is that  people that could make a move in a game.   Any player who signs in to chess.com can see in a second that they have games in progress in which it is their turn to make a move. The 8 games I refer to have been all been in progress for months, and the tourney started June 4, 2019.  That's right, over 15months ago...... Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I know it's legal and completely within the rules. My point is that players get into so many games that they can need to check into chess.com multiple times a day to keep up so they don't lose a game on time. Just maybe some ppl are so obsessed with playing as many games as possible that they, in effect, overdose. and toss some games.

I refuse to lose a game on time if I can avoid it at all.  I would rather concede a lost game. It doesn't bother me at all to win a game on time. I've lost a few winning positions because I didn't check in early enough. My bad, my loss.

Oggy01

Hmmm, I have a question...

If I'm ahead in a game to the point where I have a clear advantage of material and development, and my opponent simply stops playing and I win on time, have I lost some rating points because of the win on time instead of checkmate or concession?

 

Strangemover
Oggy01 wrote:

Hmmm, I have a question...

If I'm ahead in a game to the point where I have a clear advantage of material and development, and my opponent simply stops playing and I win on time, have I lost some rating points because of the win on time instead of checkmate or concession?

 

No you get the same rating adjustment for any kind of win. The only stipulation is that at least 4 moves each have been played (so if your opponent hangs his queen on move 3 and immediately resigns you would get nothing). 

ChessGuy140
mercatorproject wrote:

I could give 61 reasons approximately not to ever enter a "Daily" Tourney, as they have a habit of becoming "Decadely". . 

 

HAHA

BaronVonChickenpants
Oggy01 wrote:

Hmmm, I have a question...

If I'm ahead in a game to the point where I have a clear advantage of material and development, and my opponent simply stops playing and I win on time, have I lost some rating points because of the win on time instead of checkmate or concession?

 

 

It doesn't matter /how/ you win or lose, it's only the result that matters. So, you'll get the same rating adjustment whether you win by checkmate or timeout, or resignation

Oggy01

Thank You to those that replied.

Oggy