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  1. Joined
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    14 Feb '06 21:06
    When players come on-line, why can not they make moves intheir games ? It is annoying to have to wait and wait for a move.
  2. Joined
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    14 Feb '06 21:09
    Originally posted by Sci Fi West
    When players come on-line, why can not they make moves intheir games ? It is annoying to have to wait and wait for a move.
    this is correspondence chess - your opponent can take as much time as your timeback etc. allow. If you need to wait, play more games 🙂
  3. Joined
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    14 Feb '06 21:12
    but to see that they are making moves and not come to your game...
  4. Joined
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    14 Feb '06 21:14
    Originally posted by Sci Fi West
    but to see that they are making moves and not come to your game...
    perfectly reasonable - some positions are more complicated than others, and require more thought. For example, openings are completely automatic for those that know them.
  5. Joined
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    14 Feb '06 21:18
    Corrospondence chess by mail could be quicker is some cases. But O have to live with it. Want to play ? white and black ?
  6. Joined
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    14 Feb '06 21:26
    Originally posted by Sci Fi West
    Corrospondence chess by mail could be quicker is some cases. But O have to live with it. Want to play ? white and black ?
    send a game!
  7. Standard memberark13
    Enola Straight
    mouse mouse mouse
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    15 Feb '06 12:25
    Originally posted by Sci Fi West
    When players come on-line, why can not they make moves intheir games ? It is annoying to have to wait and wait for a move.
    They do it just to make you mad.
  8. THORNINYOURSIDE
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    15 Feb '06 13:23
    Originally posted by Sci Fi West
    When players come on-line, why can not they make moves intheir games ? It is annoying to have to wait and wait for a move.
    Start more games.
    Start games with a 1 day timeout zero timebank for faster games.


    and remember that many times when your opponents are online they are sitting cursing you for not being online at the same time as they are.

    🙂
  9. Earth Prime
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    15 Feb '06 15:25
    Originally posted by Sci Fi West
    When players come on-line, why can not they make moves intheir games ? It is annoying to have to wait and wait for a move.
    Because some of us don't like chess and we procrastinate making moves because the game is too much work.
  10. Standard memberGBubbles
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    22 Feb '06 20:13
    Well, I agree somewhat. I know that if a player has run out of time and is ready to be timed out by me, one of the things I look at is his other games. If the player is moving along in other games and ignoring mine, he'll get himself timed out quicker than someone who has clearly not been online in a while.
  11. 127.0.0.1
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    22 Feb '06 21:03
    Originally posted by GBubbles
    Well, I agree somewhat. I know that if a player has run out of time and is ready to be timed out by me, one of the things I look at is his other games. If the player is moving along in other games and ignoring mine, he'll get himself timed out quicker than someone who has clearly not been online in a while.
    The complexity of the game really is the crucial element (and the skill of the opponent). For instance I have been making 4-5 moves/day against most of the people who move that often in the group, but I know I must be doubly careful against higher rated players or in unfamiliar positions. Hence, I only move when my plan is obvious, or I am at home and have 5-10 minutes to consider. The same thing occurs when my opponent gambits material, mounts a formidible attack, or I am trying to keep my initiative alive, encounter a new variation, etc...

    If it is a clearly lost game, I just resign.
  12. Joined
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    23 Feb '06 00:18
    I find I can move quicker as I write down variations at least 5-6 moves deep (more if its a complicated position) . If my opponent follows them I just bang them out.

    That way 1/2 hour is well invested.
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