Originally posted by JohnHG
If an opponent does not move within the required time...a skull is displayed and I can claim that game and win points
My point is (no pun intended)...I dont want to 'win" those points...I just want to close the game and archive it...winning points is detrimental to me because it raises my rating artificially
I know it doesn't happen every day
I shouldn't pay too much attention to the ratings points.
There's so many players on here with un -representative ratings that you're bound to come up against them sooner or later.
For example if a player was rated 1600 and his rating plummets to 1200 because of resigned games or timeout losses , that doesn't make him a 1200 player.Also if a players 5 year high is 2000 presumably he is capable of reaching that level again unless it was a fluke.
Havind said that my 5 year high is 1694 and I've never been near that since boxing day 2011!1.I think i mist've been playing a lot of xmas drunks at the time!!