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  1. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    01 Nov '13 00:41
    Can we have a Termination tag in the PGN header. The PGN spec has...

    9.8.1: Tag: Termination

    This takes a string that describes the reason for the conclusion of the game.
    While the Result tag gives the result of the game, it does not provide any
    extra information and so the Termination tag is defined for this purpose.

    Strings that may appear as Termination tag values:

    * "abandoned": abandoned game.

    * "adjudication": result due to third party adjudication process.

    * "death": losing player called to greater things, one hopes.

    * "emergency": game concluded due to unforeseen circumstances.

    * "normal": game terminated in a normal fashion.

    * "rules infraction": administrative forfeit due to losing player's failure to
    observe either the Laws of Chess or the event regulations.

    * "time forfeit": loss due to losing player's failure to meet time control
    requirements.

    * "unterminated": game not terminated.

    I suspect the only values necessary would be "unterminated", "normal" or "time forfeit"
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    07 Nov '13 20:24
    Originally posted by thaughbaer
    Can we have a Termination tag in the PGN header. The PGN spec has...

    9.8.1: Tag: Termination

    This takes a string that describes the reason for the conclusion of the game.
    While the Result tag gives the result of the game, it does not provide any
    extra information and so the Termination tag is defined for this purpose.

    Strings that may appear as ...[text shortened]... ated.

    I suspect the only values necessary would be "unterminated", "normal" or "time forfeit"
    You might want to e-mail the spec to Russ first.