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  1. 14 Jan '09 17:56
    after winning a game, is it the norm to accept a rematch immediately ?
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    14 Jan '09 18:13
    Originally posted by odoodsdudes
    after winning a game, is it the norm to accept a rematch immediately ?
    It´s not compulsory.
  3. 14 Jan '09 19:06
    the reason is ive just beat a player with a higher rating than me and it seems that they want their points back [most likely to aswell] if i dont want to play them just yet , what do i do with the game ?
  4. 14 Jan '09 19:07
    accept it and beat him again!
  5. 14 Jan '09 19:08
    put it in the trash.
  6. 14 Jan '09 19:12 / 1 edit
    I usually do if I get asked, I never actually request one myself though, I dont think there is a rule as such, just personal choice.
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    15 Jan '09 05:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by odoodsdudes
    the reason is ive just beat a player with a higher rating than me and it seems that they want their points back [most likely to aswell] if i dont want to play them just yet , what do i do with the game ?
    He won't get his points back by beating you in a rematch. Because he's higher rated, he loses many more points by losing to you than he'll gain by beating you.

    Personally, I never accept challenges unless the other person PMs me (as it says in my profile). I know it's accepted practice very often and there's nothing really wrong with it, but I consider it ever so slightly rude to challenge someone without also PMing them to say hi and ask for the game.
  8. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    15 Jan '09 07:57
    Originally posted by odoodsdudes
    after winning a game, is it the norm to accept a rematch immediately ?
    In Playchess it`s considered as norm (of course there are some jerks who runs away after first game, but they are minority). Especially playing blitz/bullet.
  9. 15 Jan '09 12:02
    Originally posted by Korch
    In Playchess it`s considered as norm (of course there are some jerks who runs away after first game, but they are minority). Especially playing blitz/bullet.
    Rematches are definitely normal for blitz, in my experience (on ICC, for instance), but not as much for slower games.
  10. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    15 Jan '09 12:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Erekose
    Rematches are definitely normal for blitz, in my experience (on ICC, for instance), but not as much for slower games.
    It depends what we consider as "much slower". If 60 min games then I agree. If 15 min games then no.
  11. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    15 Jan '09 12:10
    In fact I normally offer a rematch, and if the player was lower rated an unrated game. But then there are situations where I won't play someone. I normally post a note if I trash a game.
  12. Standard member Lukerik
    Stick your hands up
    15 Jan '09 12:25
    Originally posted by odoodsdudes
    the reason is ive just beat a player with a higher rating than me and it seems that they want their points back [most likely to aswell] if i dont want to play them just yet , what do i do with the game ?
    I'd take the match. You can obviously beat him. Why not pick up a few more rating points?
  13. 15 Jan '09 12:30
    Originally posted by Korch
    It depends what we consider as "much slower". If 60 min games then I agree. If 15 min games then no.
    You mean 15 minutes each? So the game can last 30 minutes. I don't always have the time or mood to play that long. So I would definitely not consider someone a jerk or unfair if they would not accept a rematch.
    And I also feel like this for shorter time periods. Just find someone else to play.
  14. 15 Jan '09 16:07
    ive accepted the rematch, i can only gain.
  15. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    15 Jan '09 17:31
    Originally posted by Korch
    In Playchess it`s considered as norm (of course there are some jerks who runs away after first game, but they are minority). Especially playing blitz/bullet.
    Hmmm. I fail to see why you would consider someone who doesn’t want a rematch a jerk. Could be many reasons why they decide not to play. One of them could be that they don’t want to play with a guy who calls anyone who wont play on demand a jerk.