Originally posted by hbrooks2011
Thanks for responding. My question was poorly phrased. To put it differently, my question is this: if Itake a vacation, does it prevent being timed out when I'm playing a tournament game?
Yes, when you are on vacation you cannot be timed out.
However, time continues to elapse in all your games, meaning that you may find that you only have hours or minutes or even no time at all to move in a game, after your vacation period ends, before your opponent can take a timeout win.
I have skulled a returning vacationer, who was actually moving in his games, but had not yet moved in our game - he wasn't happy!