1. Standard memberclandarkfire
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    26 Mar '10 20:30
    Why isn't it possible to set up zero day timeout games as challenges or open invites?
  2. Standard memberclandarkfire
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    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. SubscriberKewpieonline
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    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 memberclandarkfire
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    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.
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    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. SubscriberSuzianne
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    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 memberclandarkfire
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    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. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    04 Apr '10 17:561 edit
    Is this really important?

    Just play Blitz.
  9. Standard memberclandarkfire
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    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. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    04 Apr '10 18:35
    Ok, but zero day timeout, would mean you have to finish the game in 24hrs right?
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    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 memberHandyAndy
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    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 memberclandarkfire
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    04 Apr '10 23:011 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 memberclandarkfire
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    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. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    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.
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