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desertfox 73 ( +1 | -1 )
Timeout I was playing a game against Rafaelluiz from Brazil. He didn't make a move within the 3 days. The machine gave a win to me. The position was about equal. On the 4th day Rafael sent me a message saying he was sick. I checked the rules and asked Cyrano who used to be an international chess referee. Both say I can do as I wish.
I decided to resume the game since I would hate the same thing happening to me for the same reason or because my computer's screen got burned and it took days to buy a new one (I had this experience when starting to play here, but managed to buy a new screen in time because of the extra day the rules give you in weekends).
Anyone cares to comment about similar experiences and about how to handle such situations?

Desertfox
mettlesome 49 ( +1 | -1 )
Re: Timeout If we aren't talking about a tournament game, I think you did the right thing. Let's face it we're all here to play chess and not just collect rating points. And I also know how bad I felt when I timed out once....

If it was a tournamet game then I still think you did the right thing, but would ask what kind of terrible illness kept your opponent away from Gameknot for four days!

I always think there is room for sportsmanship in competition...

Mettlesome
chuckventimiglia 54 ( +1 | -1 )
I do not distinguish between..... tournament games or team games. Personally I do not reinstate any of my games that go time out.
I will never ask it to be done for me either. For my team members, I leave that up to them. It is a personal decision without a right or wrong. But
I do not see a difference between tournaments or teams. You have more than yourself involved and the decision you make will affect others. In the case of teams it affects your team standings. Personally I wish the option to reinstate games should not be available for anything buy personal games. Chuck
desertfox 40 ( +1 | -1 )
Well It was a personal game and my decision does not affect anyone else. And if I win this game after all I will know I did it the hard way and improved my game, instead of benefiting from a technicality. If you look at the game itself, you will understand my. You also would not like to lose in such an early stage of your game. He said he had the flu, I let him benefit from the doubt if nothing else.
Desertfox
pureredwhiteblu 20 ( +1 | -1 )
re: I don't reinstate games, but I do send a friendly reminder that my opponent has less then a day to make a move. A win/loss because of a timeout makes me feel that the win/loss was not earned. But S@#$ happens. :P
bigmick 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Re: Timeout I always send a message offering to reinstate the game after a timeout I leave team games up to the individual members, though.

Its a personal choice.

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bigmick