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  1. 21 Apr '10 15:47
    I know that the clock doesn't start ticking until a game has been started but what happens if my opponent has stopped playing altogether? The game hasn't started so the clock hasn't started either. I hope DaBearsFan08 is ok but he hasn't moved since 27 Feb when he was timed out. See January 2008 Banded Duel 1325-1400, Dudley v DaBearsFan08.

    Thanks

    Dudley
  2. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    21 Apr '10 16:20
    It's like you have a bye on this round. Eventually the games will time out and because less than 3 moves were made no points will accrue, but you'll be credited with the wins.
  3. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    21 Apr '10 18:51
  4. 21 Apr '10 19:33
    FAQs don't actually answer this query!
  5. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    21 Apr '10 22:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dudley
    FAQs don't actually answer this query!
    According to this quote (from the FAQ):
    "If your opponent has not moved in the agreed period, a skull icon will appear next to the game. Clicking the timeout link will award you the win and the points."

    , its unimportant weather or not the clock is ticking. Whats important is if your opponent moves within the agreed period.

    But ill have to agree that not all the FAQ are as accurate as they could be.
  6. 22 Apr '10 08:08
    Thanks for your help zo, I hope you don't mind me shortening your name. I'm a bit thick I know but try to explain to me why, when I started as white 11 days ago the clock started, and as he/she hasn't yet moved the clock hasn't started. Please type slowly so that I can understand!
  7. 22 Apr '10 12:09
    Originally posted by Dudley
    Thanks for your help zo, I hope you don't mind me shortening your name. I'm a bit thick I know but try to explain to me why, when I started as white 11 days ago the clock started, and as he/she hasn't yet moved the clock hasn't started. Please type slowly so that I can understand!
    Although you can't see it behind the scenes the clock is ticking away and timebank etc is being eroded. As this is a 7/14 game it means that 23 days will need to elapse before the win will be awarded to you automatiucally. THis is because tournament games time out automatically 2 days after the timeout period expires.
  8. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    22 Apr '10 12:22
    ^What.....he.....said.....