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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Mar '10 20:30
    Why isn't it possible to set up zero day timeout games as challenges or open invites?
  2. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    27 Mar '10 00:47
    Oh, and before my thread gets hijacked, I'd also like to point out that it's high time we fixed the pgn move thingy.
  3. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    27 Mar '10 01:01
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Why isn't it possible to set up zero day timeout games as challenges or open invites?
    Timezones maybe?
  4. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    27 Mar '10 02:08
    Yes but they already have such tournaments - and if people weren't willing to play those time controls, they wouldn't have to accept the games.
  5. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    27 Mar '10 03:28
    Why not go a step further and have an hourly set up, e.g 3 hour game with set moves, like 5 mins?
  6. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    03 Apr '10 23:30
    Same reason we don't have live games.

    This is a correspondence chess site.

    Read that slowly if you don't get it.
  7. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    04 Apr '10 00:26
    Then why do we have tournaments with those time controls?

    Read it slowly if you don't get it.
  8. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    04 Apr '10 17:56 / 1 edit
    Is this really important?

    Just play Blitz.
  9. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    04 Apr '10 18:07
    No, its not than important, but I dare say it's more important than most of the other things being suggested.

    This is a chess site after all, and such a variant would help it out. How often do you see new users complaining about how long their opponents take to move?

    Blitz is different. I want to play correspondence chess, because I like the fact that I am able to use the analysis board and opening databases - I just want the option to play faster.

    Like I said, if you don't want to play with those time controls, you don't have to use them.

    The option is already there for touraments, so it's not like it would take huge amounts of work for the admins.
  10. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    04 Apr '10 18:35
    Ok, but zero day timeout, would mean you have to finish the game in 24hrs right?
  11. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    04 Apr '10 21:40
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Like I said, if you don't want to play with those time controls, you don't have to use them.
    Could you also arrange it so that my rating is not compared to the ratings of those people who won most of their games on timeout?
  12. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    04 Apr '10 22:02
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Why isn't it possible to set up zero day timeout games as challenges or open invites?
    Typically, tournaments with zero-day timeouts provide timebanks of 21 days (for hardcore
    tournaments) and even 60 days (for the annual championship). If you are suggesting 0/21
    challenges and open invites, I think it's an excellent idea.
  13. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    04 Apr '10 23:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    Ok, but zero day timeout, would mean you have to finish the game in 24hrs right?
    No, I mean that your timebank starts depleting as soon as your opponents moves. This could be with 7 day timebank, 21 day timebank, 60 day timebank, or 300 day timebank, whatever you want.

    0/21 or 0/28 would be easiest to implement.
  14. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    04 Apr '10 23:07
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Could you also arrange it so that my rating is not compared to the ratings of those people who won most of their games on timeout?
    Responsible individuals will not accept games whose time controls are too fast for them.

    If your rating is really that important to you, then I believe you are among a minority.
  15. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    05 Apr '10 00:26
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    No, I mean that your timebank starts depleting as soon as your opponents moves. This could be with 7 day timebank, 21 day timebank, 60 day timebank, or 300 day timebank, whatever you want.

    0/21 or 0/28 would be easiest to implement.
    Ok, I see what you mean.

    Wouldn't be my cup of tea, but hey those who like it why not.