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  1. 20 Dec '06 18:29
    Hi, I have played a few times against players who suddenly were banned from the site. What is the reason of that? And how to avoid it?

    Throy67
  2. 20 Dec '06 18:42
    Usually it is either for having multiple accounts, harassing other people, or cheating.

    Look at http://www.redhotpawn.com/comhub/removedplayers.php for a list of the removed players and the reasons for it.

    Adje
  3. Forum Moderator
    20 Dec '06 18:43
    Originally posted by Throy67
    Hi, I have played a few times against players who suddenly were banned from the site. What is the reason of that? And how to avoid it?

    Throy67
    Players are removed for:

    Having more than one user name 3(a)
    Getting help from a chess engine or another person 3(b)
    Being abusive to users in the forums, in game, or in a PM 3(c)
  4. 21 Dec '06 19:49
    Ok, now another question. One of the players whom I am playing against is banned and the site asks me to wait. Wait for what? And for how long? The time to move for him/her has finished. So what happens now?
  5. 21 Dec '06 19:51
    Originally posted by Throy67
    Ok, now another question. One of the players whom I am playing against is banned and the site asks me to wait. Wait for what? And for how long? The time to move for him/her has finished. So what happens now?
    The game will eventually be resigned without causing a rating change. It can take a while.
  6. 25 Dec '06 15:43
    I always play a personal friend that is much a much better player than I am. We play unrated all the time so I can learn. He is letting me checkmate him this game so I can learn a certain move. Is there anyway to make SURE that the game is unrated so I don't kill his score?
  7. 25 Dec '06 19:11
    Originally posted by themarypoppins
    I always play a personal friend that is much a much better player than I am. We play unrated all the time so I can learn. He is letting me checkmate him this game so I can learn a certain move. Is there anyway to make SURE that the game is unrated so I don't kill his score?
    In your 'my games' list, click on the 'info' link next to the relevant game and it tells you if it is rated or not.
  8. 25 Dec '06 21:28
    How and where do I find blitz games ?
    Read people talking about them, looked at the Tournaments section, but I am new (and no wiser......)
  9. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    25 Dec '06 21:37
    Originally posted by goffin
    How and where do I find blitz games ?
    Read people talking about them, looked at the Tournaments section, but I am new (and no wiser......)
    This is essentially a correspondence chess site. You will get people prepared to play blitz, though - if you're lucky. Often, games start at breakneck speed, but once you've got a better position than your opponent, their play tends to slow down a little!
  10. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    27 Dec '06 01:20
    How do people go about getting themselves banned from the site, and is the ban for ever?
  11. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    27 Dec '06 01:21
    OOPS, that question already been answered !!!
  12. 28 Dec '06 19:17
    maybe its you
  13. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    28 Dec '06 20:18
    Or perhaps it is you
  14. Subscriber Silverstrikeronline
    DANGER MOUSE
    28 Dec '06 21:30
    Originally posted by goffin
    How and where do I find blitz games ?
    Read people talking about them, looked at the Tournaments section, but I am new (and no wiser......)
    The Best possible answer in this site is to make some open invites and make it clear you want a blitz game. Set the time limit to a 1 day timeout with no timebank. That way you would normally get some quick games

    Thomas
  15. 04 Jan '07 23:01
    Hi all. I was wondering if there is any way i can enter moves sometimes using my pocket pc. I travel a fair bit and don't always have access to a pc, but my ipaq & mobile are always to hand. Any advice please. I can get the rhp site on my pocket browser ok but the board doesn't show.