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  1. 05 Apr '07 20:19
    Instating them in the middle of a tournament stinks.

    Now I have to wait for all these dudes who are out of time to turn their vacation flags off. Which they don't have to do until after they move.

    Oh well.
  2. Standard member Arrakis
    D_U_N_E
    06 Apr '07 06:53
    Originally posted by GambitAccepted
    Instating them in the middle of a tournament stinks.

    Now I have to wait for all these dudes who are out of time to turn their vacation flags off. Which they don't have to do until after they move.

    Oh well.
    Yeah, I know what you mean... if someone could imagine what Hell is to a chessplayer I can't think of anything more torturing than having a winning position and having to wait a month for the person to make 1 move.

    But have faith my friend, 'this too shall pass'.
  3. 06 Apr '07 13:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Arrakis
    Yeah, I know what you mean... if someone could imagine what Hell is to a chessplayer I can't think of anything more torturing than having a winning position and having to wait a month for the person to make 1 move.

    Yeah. Or, even in terms of tournament strategy, you can play for time, especially in 1/x games. I moved fast in some smelling blood on the clock and now it turns out that the guy's being out of timebank doesn't matter - and I dropped the exchange moving too fast - grump. Think I can still draw it, but adjusting to the changing format in the middle of a tourney stinks.
  4. 06 Apr '07 20:57
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Amen to that !!!!
  5. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    07 Apr '07 02:49
    If you know you're going to win...it's just a matter of time.

    Still, though, I'm not an overwhelming fan.
  6. 10 Apr '07 20:42
    Originally posted by GambitAccepted
    Instating them in the middle of a tournament stinks.

    Now I have to wait for all these dudes who are out of time to turn their vacation flags off. Which they don't have to do until after they move.

    Oh well.
    Like this...
    Tournament 1131

    Mr. Hansen is out of timebank in both games... but due to his being on vacation I was unable to time him out.
  7. 10 Apr '07 22:08
    Originally posted by zebano
    Like this...
    Tournament 1131

    Mr. Hansen is out of timebank in both games... but due to his being on vacation I was unable to time him out.
    And now he has to play every day
  8. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    11 Apr '07 22:12
    Originally posted by GambitAccepted
    Instating them in the middle of a tournament stinks.

    Now I have to wait for all these dudes who are out of time to turn their vacation flags off. Which they don't have to do until after they move.

    Oh well.
    Aren't short-timeout tournaments constant and overlapping? how could they wait to instate? I may be wrong..
  9. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    14 Apr '07 14:01
    Originally posted by GambitAccepted
    Instating them in the middle of a tournament stinks.

    Now I have to wait for all these dudes who are out of time to turn their vacation flags off. Which they don't have to do until after they move.

    Oh well.
    At least they only have 30 days of vacation a year.