Wasting time? Or watching with some strategy?

Orolo
Many of my Daily tournament games involve my opponents waiting until the last couple hours or less (of their 3 day limit, for example). Does anyone else do this? Seems a waste of the tournament’s time.

I get it that some people are actually busy. But consistently waiting and waiting even if the move is forced or obvious?

The only excuse I can imagine is they’re watching results of other games in the group to see if they must win, or if a draw will suffice.

But generally, isn’t just getting on with it better for everyone involved? Just move and then you can play more chess elsewhere.
IMBacon

Its their time to use as they want.

Orolo
Stipulated.
LawAndOrderKeeng

You should know what you're getting yourself into. Rules Are Rules (The Power of RAR)

SeniorPatzer
Orolo wrote:
Many of my Daily tournament games involve my opponents waiting until the last couple hours or less (of their 3 day limit, for example). Does anyone else do this? Seems a waste of the tournament’s time.

I get it that some people are actually busy. But consistently waiting and waiting even if the move is forced or obvious?

The only excuse I can imagine is they’re watching results of other games in the group to see if they must win, or if a draw will suffice.

But generally, isn’t just getting on with it better for everyone involved? Just move and then you can play more chess elsewhere.

 

Looks that way to me too.  

 

For what it's worth, I don't play that way.  But I often play against players who do.

captinbangor

there is a guy called Homestand who lets his clock run down to last hour every move then goes on holiday for days. i have been in a tournament with him for 1 and a half years nearly he needs kicked out

Nanadru

A 1 day tournament obviously doesn't mean it ends in a day!

JamesAgadir
captinbangor a écrit :

there is a guy called Homestand who lets his clock run down to last hour every move then goes on holiday for days. i have been in a tournament with him for 1 and a half years nearly he needs kicked out

He is allowed to use all the time he has it's the point of having a timer. If you don't like players going on vacation play a no vacation tournament.

LouStule
Vacation abuse is the bane of this site!