Originally posted by IvorW
I have been musing on the effects of winning and losing games due to T/O on peoples ratings, since coming back from a holiday in July (where I was without Internet access), and finding my rating had dropped 100+ points . All the games I had ...[text shortened]... timeout system that are happening.
what do others think? Russ?
Lets look at your suggestion in this situation.
Lets suppose that you and I are playing a rated 7 day t/o game and we're both making a couple of moves every single day. It's an interesting game and we're both playing well, but after a couple of weeks you start getting ahead on material and position. It's starting to look real good for you. A sure winner, just a matter of time.
My position becomes hopeless, and you can work out a mate, but it's going to take you several moves. There are no options that can improve my situation.
Now all of a sudden I quit making my daily moves, and start making exactly one move every seven days. I'm not a happy loser, and I just will not resign, even though we both see the outcome will be a win for you. I finally miss making a move and you have the option to claim a time-out victory against me.....
Are you seriously saying that if you claim the victory just to end the game, you shouldn't get any points even though you played well and basically have won the game? Are you saying that I shouldn't lose any points, and that my poor behavior should actually be rewarded by allowing me to get out of this game as if it were a draw?
If I were you, I'd take the victory and take the points. You earned them just as much as If you got the mate or your opponent resigned the lost game honorably!
just my opinion...