Originally posted by Nighthawk62
I feel that the time bank should not start counting down if the game has not begun. I had been challenged to a game but had declined to start it till after I had returned from a weeks holidays because I didn't want to run down the time bank. I started it when I returned without realizing that may time bank had been run down to 10 hrs. The game has dragge ...[text shortened]... out because I will be away and I have not used a minute of time bank since I started the game.
If you lose, of any reason, prior to the seond move, then you will not lose any rating points, so it does not really matters.
If it is a tournament game, it's only fair that the game cannot drag out to infinity just because one player doesn't start his first move. The round must go on.
I think it is good as it currently is.