Hey guys and gals, what do you think of this:
Assuming Chris and Russ can and do make some official Tournament
pages at RHP, how about the following time control;
Instead of (or in addition to) the standard 7 day t/o, one has a total
each side is limited to 30 days (720 hours) to make all their moves
(or maybe the first 40 moves or something). As soon as the other
player makes their move, YOUR clock starts ticking...
I think the timeout length would be long enough that people couldn't
effectively manipulate the clocks by moving at a time they know you
are asleep or offline.
Another advantage would be people could go on vacation and not get
automatically t/o'd. They would just have to get back and move like
We obviously can't do it during these "unofficial" tourneys; but I know
RHP records the time of each move anyways. Not much math
(computer overhead) to keep a running total on tourney games.
Also, I'd argue that if we get an official tourney page, timeouts should
be automatically administered by the system. Would keep "you timed
me out" recriminations to a minimum, and guarrantee everyone gets
treated the same.
Some thoughts, good bad or ugly.