Originally posted by adriano81
I have one more - if I participate in tournament with following condition: TIME OUT - 3 days, TIMEBANK - 7 days, and have a vacation for example for 14 days
when I get back to chessboard on 13 th day of my vacation will I be able to make a move or not... does TIMEBANK expires when TIME OUT not equals ZERO like in 2010 TOURNAMENT.. please advise
When you participate in a tournament of (3/7), then a day before the 14 days of vacation is over your time on that particular game, on that particular move your time now is (0/0). In your opponents Game Page on the line of your game there is a vacation icon instead of a skull icon, meaning that your time is out, but you cannot be timed out at the moment, because you're still on vacation and therefore have immunity.
It's generally a good idea to have a vacation day more than you need, becaue you have a lot of movng to do and a immunity is good to have in case of lack of time.
So now you're back from your travel, and you have one vacation day left. Make a move on every game you have and you will (in this game in particular) have a thinking time of (3/0). The zero will, sorry to say, remain until the game is over. Now your tournamet has turnd from a (3/7) to a (3/0) tournament.
This is a lot of explaining, but it's very much simpler: The rules (the things to remember) are:
(1) You cannot be timed out during your vacation. You have immunity.
(2) The clocks are ticking during your vacation, as they normally do.
(3) Your vacation starts and ends at midnight GMT. Calculate yourself what this is in your own time-zone.
And an advice:
(4) Give yourself an extra vacation day at the start and an extra day or two at then end, especially if you have many games to handle.
Now, go back to the beginning of this thread, and reread everything once more. If you still are nervous how the thing works, then practice with a single day of vacation and try everything out. When you rellay need a vacation, then you know everything about it, or at least, everything you need to know about it.