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  1. 12 Apr '10 14:39
    Does ones rating improve by the same amount if one wins a) by timeout or b) by checkmate?
    danger dave
  2. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    12 Apr '10 15:02
    Yes, it doesn't matter. A win is a win.
  3. 12 Apr '10 15:04
    Yeah if they didn't people would just always timeout in lost positions.
  4. 12 Apr '10 15:12
    Yes a win is a win, but it is pretty unsporting for someone in the top 50 to not move for 24 hours, rather than to admit defea. danger dave
  5. 12 Apr '10 16:31
    (chuckle-chuckle)

    Looks like a minor sulk here.
    To date the lad has only timed out 4 times in 3773 games.

    He was more worried about you doubling Rooks on the 7th and missed the trick.

    Black to move.



    He played 30...Ra7?? 31,Rc8+ mate next move.

    Clean and simple is 30..Ne4 31.dxe4 d5! and stroll home in the ending.

    In a way it serves Black right for not putting the boot in here Black to play.



    He played 25...Rexa2 instead 25...Raxa2 with the mating threat is crushing.
  6. 12 Apr '10 16:36
    Originally posted by jankrb
    Yes, it doesn't matter. A win is a win.
    Did you have a legitimate reason for timing out or did you just do it out of spite?
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Apr '10 17:28
    Originally posted by danger dave
    Yes a win is a win, but it is pretty unsporting for someone in the top 50 to not move for 24 hours, rather than to admit defea. danger dave
    Pffft. 24 hours is nothing. Get back to us if they wait a week without moving.
  8. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    12 Apr '10 19:06
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    To date the lad has only timed out 4 times in 3773 games.
    Thanks for checking my stats. That's about one per thousand!
    You see, it's not my style to be timed out.
  9. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    12 Apr '10 19:14
    Originally posted by mcreynolds
    Did you have a legitimate reason for timing out or did you just do it out of spite?
    Well. the story is a little embarrassing. I planned to finish this game on sunday before 15.00 hour. I had to leave home and wouldn't return to finish before today 15.00 hour, after I went to work. I had also a lot of other games waiting, which were more important of course.
    Unfortunately I had a problem at work and did not arrive in time at home.
    I started RHP at 16.05 and found that at 15.57 I was timed out!

    Not to blame my opponent; it is in the rules.
  10. 12 Apr '10 20:12
    Hi Jank

    Was I right? Did you see the doubling threat and miss the mate?