I noticed a curious thing with the clock in open invites before an opponent has joined. Here is the scenario:
1. I create a new open invite and specify random colors.
2. The system selects white for me.
3. My clock starts counting down even though an opponent has not yet joined the game.
This would have been ok if I am allowed to make my move before anyone has joined. But the system does not allow me to make a mov either.
So essentially, until an opponent joins, I can't make a move, but my clock keeps counting down.
Does anyone know why it works this way?