Originally posted by deeploser
Why do people on here and on GK play like 30 moves in one day, some of them really intense games and then when the position is difficult or lost they don't move. You can even see some of them online and they still log off rather than play. Some of them aren't even in a bad position just don't move.
Oh well. I guess when I subscribe I'll be able to have more games and the wait won't seem as long.
I've experienced the same thing. Some players move multiple times per day then once the position is losing or hopeless they move barely within the time allowed and do not resign (and continue to move in other games).
My question is it tactical to keep one's rating high. If a player wins about 1/2 the games they start, they start on average two games a day and it takes on average 21 days to complete every loss but only 7 days to complete every win. After 21 days they will have on average 14 wins and only one loss (and 13 games with losing positions). After 42 days Wouldn't the player have about 35 wins and 22 losses. The player would always have about 13 more wins than losses and always have a slightly elevated ranking. Would this work to keep one's rating high (not that I am suggesting employing this tactic)? Why keep one's rating artificially high?