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  1. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    20 Feb '04 23:58
    the timeout flag has fallen, but only a few moves have been played, or the position seems even.

    then i don't want to claim a win - i would prefer to claim a draw.
  2. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    21 Feb '04 05:20
    Originally posted by flexmore
    the timeout flag has fallen, but only a few moves have been played, or the position seems even.

    then i don't want to claim a win - i would prefer to claim a draw.
    Nice idea.Gets my full support
    This makes me wonder what happens when in a game I don't have enough material to mate my opponent but he times out.In OTB chess this would be draw.Here too?
  3. 21 Feb '04 07:40
    I also support that idea.
  4. Standard member gotti2000
    The winemaker
    21 Feb '04 15:23
    If the draw is optional ok. But a draw can also influence your rating. I don't want to loose points just because a p1200 moves 5 times and leaves rhp forever. If you really want to feel better then the _option_ to delete the game instead of claiming the timeount sounds better to me.

    Gotti
  5. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    21 Feb '04 16:07
    Originally posted by gotti2000
    If the draw is optional ok. But a draw can also influence your rating. I don't want to loose points just because a p1200 moves 5 times and leaves rhp forever. If you really want to feel better then the _option_ to delete the game instead of claiming the timeount sounds better to me.

    Gotti
    no, oyu should have the option to claim a draw (or a win)
    th
  6. 21 Feb '04 23:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by gotti2000
    If the draw is optional ok. But a draw can also influence your rating. I don't want to loose points just because a p1200 moves 5 times and leaves rhp forever. If you really want to feel better then the _option_ to delete the game instead of claiming the timeount sounds better to me.

    Gotti
    I agree with this - I'd like to see an option to delete the game if your opponent has exceeded his time limit (In addition to the option to claim a win). This would serve the interests of people who are most concerned with keeping their ratings as close to their real chess skill as possible: when an opponent stops playing in the middle of a game, the player could then choose what to do depending on how he evaluates the position - if the position is clearly winning for you, then claim a win, but if the position seems loosing or equal to you, then you could instead delete the game and thus avoid an "undeserved" rating increase.

    Alternatively, if it is not plausible to delete the game at such a late stage, you should be given an option, when claiming a TO, whether to take the rating increase or not. During my time on RHP, I've had at least four games that I think I would have lost had my opponent not stopped playing (and not responded to numerous reminders and personal messages). In these sorts of cases, I would much rather have forfited the rating increase that I clearly didn't deserve on the basis of my play.

    -Jarno
  7. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    22 Feb '04 00:17
    sounds like we want the option to claim a win, a draw, or delete.
    do we also want to be able to claim a loss !?
  8. 22 Feb '04 00:43
    I know from playing you are a very fair person and this is a great idea.
    I have been stuffed by a better player who has got the hump and buggered off.
    I would have liked to have claimed a draw for the clan game as I was stuffed.
    So yes give me the option and I can make my mind up. I might even see the time when I want to resign. You are stuffed. About to resign next move and the person has gone. Do I want that win. NO. I want to resign not claim a win.
    So yes please give us this opton to claim win or resign or claim draw.
    Then again if your flag fell it fell. hmmmm. Nothing is black and white. No but if a flag fell then you have won. This is not the same. The flag did not fall you claim the win.

    Gets my vote. Go for it.