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  1. 17 Nov '06 18:02
    What do you do when your opponant timebank runs out ?

    it has happened to me twice. Both times I took the free win.

    It's legal, but I still felt bad...

    how about you ?
  2. Standard member coentje
    Plop!
    17 Nov '06 18:07
    Originally posted by climb2high
    What do you do when your opponant timebank runs out ?

    it has happened to me twice. Both times I took the free win.

    It's legal, but I still felt bad...

    how about you ?
    take it as soon as it gets there.

    no need to feel bad because your opponent is too lazy to move
  3. 17 Nov '06 20:22
    do you/ have you played OTB? with time controls? just like the flag...
  4. 17 Nov '06 20:33
    Originally posted by climb2high
    What do you do when your opponant timebank runs out ?

    it has happened to me twice. Both times I took the free win.

    It's legal, but I still felt bad...

    how about you ?
    Limits are clearly defined at game start. No reason to feel bad.
  5. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    17 Nov '06 21:46
    make a policy, write it into your profile, and stick to it. otherwise you'll be agonizing about clicking the skull every time. make it "I always take the TO's" or "I never take 'em" or whatever suits you, but stick to it.


    my policy:

    "I won't time you out given any reason not to. but no reason, and zee skull getz zit!"
  6. 17 Nov '06 21:47
    The skulls, they are so tasty!
  7. 17 Nov '06 23:40
    Originally posted by wormwood
    make a policy, write it into your profile, and stick to it. otherwise you'll be agonizing about clicking the skull every time. make it "I always take the TO's" or "I never take 'em" or whatever suits you, but stick to it.


    my policy:

    "I won't time you out given any reason not to. but no reason, and zee skull getz zit!"
    exactly, I ALWAYS take the skull when I get the chance, the only time I didnt was when I had a clearly winning position (up 2 rooks) against a 1900 and wanted the satisfaction of the win by resignation. Instead he decided to be a prick and exhaust his time before making each move, hoping to drag it out, so I got sick of it and tookt he TO.
  8. 17 Nov '06 23:44
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    exactly, I ALWAYS take the skull when I get the chance, the only time I didnt was when I had a clearly winning position (up 2 rooks) against a 1900 and wanted the satisfaction of the win by resignation. Instead he decided to be a prick and exhaust his time before making each move, hoping to drag it out, so I got sick of it and tookt he TO.
    I have had players facing a mate in one let their TB run so that I don't get to mate them - with a 21 day TB. Annoying and ridiculous.
  9. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    17 Nov '06 23:48
    I used to feel bad and I still won't take a time out if my opponent is on vacation, has told me, is not moving in other games and does not have a plummeting rating.
    ... but I have found that too many people just cannot be bothered to move and if they can't be bothered to message me as to why then, especially if they are moving in other games, I have decided that I must take the time out. Life is too short to waste on people who cannot be bothered to play so I then put them into my ignore list. People who take time outs when I am on vacation and not moving in any games also get blacklisted by me as that is unsporting.
  10. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    17 Nov '06 23:51
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I have had players facing a mate in one let their TB run so that I don't get to mate them - with a 21 day TB. Annoying and ridiculous.
    That behavour is clearly pathetic. The only reason to do that is if your opponents rating is low at the moment and on the up so you want to wait until it is higher so as not to take too large a rating hit but in such circumstances a PM would explain all and keep him sweet.
  11. Standard member Arrakis
    D_U_N_E
    18 Nov '06 00:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by climb2high
    What do you do when your opponant timebank runs out ?

    it has happened to me twice. Both times I took the free win.

    It's legal, but I still felt bad...

    how about you ?
    The problem you have is shown by your statement, "Both times I took the free win." This was NOT a free win! You invested a lot of YOUR TIME in those games and deserved that your opponent move in a timely manner.

    If you were playing in an OTB tournament and your opponent's flag fell, you would be considered an amateur for not claiming a win.

    I claim ALL timeouts. Read my home post to see why.
  12. 18 Nov '06 00:18
    Originally posted by climb2high
    What do you do when your opponant timebank runs out ?

    it has happened to me twice. Both times I took the free win.

    It's legal, but I still felt bad...

    how about you ?
    They didn't care enough to play the game, why should you worry about clicking the skull?

    Don't try to understand them, just rope, throw and brand them.
  13. 18 Nov '06 18:17
    Originally posted by climb2high
    What do you do when your opponant timebank runs out ?

    it has happened to me twice. Both times I took the free win.

    It's legal, but I still felt bad...

    how about you ?
    I will take them in tournaments and clan league gamesbut not friendlies
  14. 18 Nov '06 18:55
    Originally posted by stevetodd
    I will take them in tournaments and clan league gamesbut not friendlies
    That's sort of my position, although I'll still take them eventually in friendly games. I just give a lot of time, send a reminder email, and so on before doing it, which I won't do in "serious" games.

    As has been said a few times, there's really no reason to feel guilty, just as there's no reason to feel guilty about flagging someone OTB. It's part of the game, designed to ensure both players have an equal amount of thinking time.
  15. 18 Nov '06 19:13
    Originally posted by arrakis
    The problem you have is shown by your statement, "Both times I took the free win." This was NOT a free win! You invested a lot of YOUR TIME in those games and deserved that your opponent move in a timely manner.

    If you were playing in an OTB tournament and your opponent's flag fell, you would be considered an amateur for not claiming a win.

    I claim ALL timeouts. Read my home post to see why.
    I agree! If they don't have a circumstance that they have clearly told me of, I will click the skull.