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  1. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    20 Apr '03 14:59
    I don't know too much about correspondence chess but why not create timelimits like 3 weeks for each player for the whole game? (this is also more real-chess like)
    th
  2. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    22 Apr '03 12:07
    Interesting idea - I pondered it for the tournies, so that each round could be set to start on a specific date. Unfortuantly there are problems which mean it'd never work. Imagine a player that couldn't play weekends - he'd lose 2 and a half days every week. Also, whoever made the last move of the day would have the advantage - eg. my opponent lives 1 time zone later than I do. If we both go to bed at 11pm then he can always make the last move of the night, gaining 8 hours every day.

    Not great examples, but think they illustrate why the "total time" time limit system can't work.

    Jon
  3. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    22 Apr '03 16:13
    Originally posted by belgianfreak
    Interesting idea - I pondered it for the tournies, so that each round could be set to start on a specific date. Unfortuantly there are problems which mean it'd never work. Imagine a player that couldn't play weekends - he'd lose 2 and a half days every week. Also, whoever made the last move of the day would have the advantage - eg. my opponent lives ...[text shortened]... mples, but think they illustrate why the "total time" time limit system can't work.

    Jon
    yes, very good answer!

    but a little "but" rests:
    T/O are made to let people move not too slow. in a normal game with normal opponents there should never be a T/O. so give the guy with no internet on weekend enough time and it will be fair.
    for the timezone argument I can't fiand anything :'(

    but after all you're right...
    th