Originally posted by ptriple42
I'm sure this question has been raised before but having not found the debate...
In 2007 there are some 126 tournaments still in progress,and in 2006 some 20/25.The oldest still in progress started in 19 Nov 03, 6.5 years ago.Quite clearly this is due to some players having a lot of games and so using the full time limits and timebank.I'm playing someone ...[text shortened]... put either on the number of games being played by anyone or the number of tournaments or both.
This issue is raised often. The answer is always: enter tourneys with faster time controls. It's
as simple as that.
If you don't like waiting seven days for your opponent to make a move, then don't enter a
tourney that allows seven days to move. A good rule of thumb is to expect that moves will
take as long as the time controls allow.
Many people enter 7/14/21-day control tourneys because they don't move often in a particular
game - whether it's because they have 1,000 games in progress or because they can only get
to an internet cafe every couple weeks.
One of the great things about being a subscriber is that you can manage your own game load
to match how much time you want to spend playing. If it bothers you that you log-on with no
games to move in, then just start a new game (in open invites) or join a tourney with faster