Originally posted by saffa73
I have just accepted an open invite - I met the minimum rating requested and was prepared to play quickly ( as was alos requested ).
My opponent moved. I moved. He deleted the game.
I sent him a message asking why he had deleted the game, saying I was ready to play and quickly.
His reply? Words to the effect of YOUR OPENING DOESN'T SUIT ME...
Do ...[text shortened]... ge as it limits the openings you have to be prepared against, but surely it's unsporting...
I understand what you are saying here... but what if they play 1. h4-- I would be tempted myself to delete it. It gives you the impression they are a beginner or a suicidal attacker -- the challenge is not that tempting.
OTOH, I guess you must be ready for anything, so acceptance of the game is the only way to destroy bad openings.
Perhaps one should check out a potential opponents openings before accepting the challenge.