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  1. 02 Sep '07 23:52
    I know sometimes people have genuine reasons for moving slowly as not everyone can be hooked to the internet at all times.
    However, there are some who stretch my patience too, moving so painfully slowly in the hope that they will see the next ice age before their game finishes.

    So this is my question to you- the people of red hot pawn- what is the slowest game you have ever seen played?
  2. 03 Sep '07 00:00
    You can start another game while the slow one is in progress.
  3. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    03 Sep '07 00:12 / 1 edit
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    I just love it when fast players slow to a crawl. it tells me I've got them by the balls, and they're wrecking their brain to get out of the trouble. or even better, they feel the position is so disturbing they're reluctant to even look at the game until they're low on time, which means I've broken their spirit.

    steady slow players are different though, they just have some diciplined system to work their way through the games slowly, often even when they're winning.

    the slowest games I've followed were the akizy vs. weyerstrass games. they moved very slow even during the first opening moves.
  4. 03 Sep '07 00:27
    I dont mind it if people wait ages in lost games, it is quite a comforting feeling to know you have a win in the bag even if you are going to have to wait a while to get it.
    The sort I am talking about is where neither side has got any real advantage but they still play really really slow.
  5. 03 Sep '07 03:05
    If you don't like waiting, don't play those time controls.

    Whining does no good.
  6. 03 Sep '07 03:35
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    I know sometimes people have genuine reasons for moving slowly as not everyone can be hooked to the internet at all times.
    However, there are some who stretch my patience too, moving so painfully slowly in the hope that they will see the next ice age before their game finishes.

    So this is my question to you- the people of red hot pawn- what is the slowest game you have ever seen played?
    This question is often asked by those who think that because their opponent blundered, they should resign or hurry up and lose. Just play the game out given the agreed time. You might even learn something as it plays out. If I'm down I'll slow some and think the position over. Now and then your opponent will blunder also and make the game win able.
  7. 03 Sep '07 06:27
    Originally posted by hamltnblue
    This question is often asked by those who think that because their opponent blundered, they should resign or hurry up and lose. Just play the game out given the agreed time. You might even learn something as it plays out. If I'm down I'll slow some and think the position over. Now and then your opponent will blunder also and make the game win able.
    excellent advice. we(humans) only have x amount of energy..why expend it worrying about things noy in our control which only aids the enemy--our opponent?
  8. 03 Sep '07 06:39
    In these situations especially when there are several winning continuations I enjoy taking some time to calculate the fastest way to mate.
  9. 03 Sep '07 13:17
    Why is it that when I write something, people dont see what I am saying but what they want to hear me saying.

    I was most interested in finding out what the slowest game ever played was?
  10. 03 Sep '07 13:49
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    Why is it that when I write something, people dont see what I am saying but what they want to hear me saying.

    I was most interested in finding out what the slowest game ever played was?
    For the most part, I enjoy the RHP Only Chess forum, but I've also noticed that many people here have a very hard time staying on topic. Which reminds me of a funny story that happened to me a while back. I was playing this guy otb, and..... Oh, wait, what was your question again?
  11. 03 Sep '07 13:53
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    I know sometimes people have genuine reasons for moving slowly as not everyone can be hooked to the internet at all times.
    However, there are some who stretch my patience too, moving so painfully slowly in the hope that they will see the next ice age before their game finishes.

    So this is my question to you- the people of red hot pawn- what is the slowest game you have ever seen played?
    Game 3903632

    So far I've only seen my own games and they're not many.But at least I'm on topic
  12. 03 Sep '07 14:54
    Perhaps playing slow might be part of the grand plan to induce stress in an impatient opponent and have him(or her) tearing out their hair in frustration, hopefully resulting in a bad move or two. But to keep on topic, I don't make a habit of logging my slowest games, it becomes boring.
  13. 03 Sep '07 15:00
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    Why is it that when I write something, people dont see what I am saying but what they want to hear me saying.

    I was most interested in finding out what the slowest game ever played was?
    That would be a hard one to answer, since in true correspondence chess postcards are used with snail mail, which overseas in the past could take 2 weeks in one direction. I'm sure the answer is at least a couple of years, especially if the win took 50+ moves.
  14. 03 Sep '07 15:16
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    Why is it that when I write something, people dont see what I am saying but what they want to hear me saying.

    I was most interested in finding out what the slowest game ever played was?
    I think people probably have no idea so they go off on tangents. I know with regular CC games(over snail mail) games can last over a year.

    Even on this site if you have 21/21 games it would not be hard for a game to go for two years even.

    I will try and look up my longest game later though.
  15. 03 Sep '07 15:23
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    Why is it that when I write something, people dont see what I am saying but what they want to hear me saying.

    I was most interested in finding out what the slowest game ever played was?
    My longest (still continuing) is Game 3897778

    Started 10th May 2007 so 117 days so far.