Originally posted by RB Powell
Any ideas about what to do about a player who played according to his bio (multiple & fast), and now: one move from mate refuses to move. The guy has many games going. I have six. timeout is seven days (we're at eight) and his time bank ...[text shortened]... hate to see other peolple trapped by this guy. Regards, RB POWELL
For a member I'd say that just wait it out, but for a non-member it's of course annoying as such an opponent ties up one 1 sixth of your allowed 6 concurrent games.
First I suggest you check that he's been moving in his other games, i.e. that he is avoiding your game, not just having an unusually busy time at work or something, and not playing at RHP at all. You can see the "last move date" in his profile. If he has been moving, then I suggest sending him a polite note pointing out that the game is practically won for you, and the final move or a resignation would be appreciated, as the already decided game is tying up one of your 6 alloted games, and causing an inconvenience for you. Tell him that you are going to wait it out if you have to, but hope that he won't make you have to.
If that doesn't work, and you don't get a reply in a couple of days, then you might want to send another note pointing out that what he's doing is very unsportsmanlike - and then let others know of the whole episode in the forums, including the name of your opponent, and the game ID in question. After trying to deal with him politely and failing, no-one can blame you for making it public. At least then other non-members know to avoid him.