Gosh, that seems harsh if both players are happy not claiming.
Who "claims it regardless"? Since the event started all those months
ago someone must have been away for longer than 7 (or 9) days how
many games have been lost in this manner?
Still the rules are the rules and we agreed to them as you say. May i
ask a question, please? As the tourney will last at the very minimum
well over a year that would imply that whoever takes their annual
vacation first will automatically lose, is that right? Or do i have to take
my laptop to the Seychelles next year.
If you're taking a week of vacation, what's wrong with asking your
opponent to wait 3 or 4 days before moving. Thus, extending the 7
day TO until after you return. I'm sure most all tourney players on
here would be more than happy to oblige seeing assuming they would
all appreciate the same courtesy when their vacation rolled around.
BTW, I think Dave is right about the laptop thing:
Posted by Miss Take [13 September 2002 07:39]
My chess coach is the great Sintubin #1 player on this site;
Such is the beauty of the game and with the technological advances
he can teach me while i lay in bed.
Oh the wonders of a laptop
since the tourney started I've been in 7 different countries on holiday
or with work. it's not easy or always possible but so far I've always
found a way eg. at the moment I'm in the US, knew there'd be no net
cafes, so I bribed the IT girl for her laptop for 10 days so I could
move. What I bribed her with is secret ;o)
The only way to avoid it without going against what we stated at the
begiining of the tournament..is to politely ask your opponent to wait
to make their move say 6 days after the one you just made...and
then that gives you 13 days.