Originally posted by Nordlys
otherwise people who are in a lost position could just stop moving and avoid losing points.
It does, luckily - otherwise people who are in a lost position could just stop moving and avoid losing points. Not much fun for the winner.
As in this case. Game 5240535
This is a case of someone trying to steal the win away from someone by making them claim a timeout for the win. In my case it does not affect me in the least. it's very clear to anyone they lost the game. And seeing that they move on their other games almost every day several times a day, And that they moved on our games on a regular basis until thy turned in my favor, It's clear to me their just a poor sport.
does a time out win affect ratings?
is a timeout win recorded differently in stats or is just shown as a win?
I would prefer to win fair and square...
Timeouts are wins fair and square either way. If you're in a professional chess tournament and you have your opponent in checkmate next move but your clock runs out of time, guess what? You lose!
Time clocks are a big part of chess for a reason.