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  1. SubscriberSuzianne
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    25 Aug '08 10:44
    I'm in Round 2 of a tournament where 2 of the 4 players in my group have not made a move on the site in 3 months. The round started 3 days ago, and yet no time has come off in their games where they are white and have the first move. How long do we have to wait for them to show up and move? Why is there no timeout on the first move? In OTB chess, if white is late to the game, black can at least start white's clock at the start of the game and white can timeout. Why are they allowed to lollygaggle their way to the game here? What is the rule on this?

    In future tournaments will I be allowed to play all my black games first then start my white games? Yes, I'm being facetious, but why can't we start their clock after a certain amount of time?
  2. The sky
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    25 Aug '08 10:48
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I'm in Round 2 of a tournament where 2 of the 4 players in my group have not made a move on the site in 3 months. The round started 3 days ago, and yet no time has come off in their games where they are white and have the first move.
    It's a bug. The time is running, it just doesn't show. You'll be able to time them out once the time has run out.
  3. SubscriberSuzianne
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    25 Aug '08 10:52
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    It's a bug. The time is running, it just doesn't show. You'll be able to time them out once the time has run out.
    I see. Thanks, Nordlys, for that fast response!
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    25 Aug '08 12:03
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    It's a bug. The time is running, it just doesn't show. You'll be able to time them out once the time has run out.
    ...and if you don't do it, the system will automatically do it in another 2 days. You win the games either way, but you don't get any rating points for it.
  5. THORNINYOURSIDE
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    25 Aug '08 12:25
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I'm in Round 2 of a tournament where 2 of the 4 players in my group have not made a move on the site in 3 months. The round started 3 days ago, and yet no time has come off in their games where they are white and have the first move. How long do we have to wait for them to show up and move? Why is there no timeout on the first move? In OTB chess, if whi ...[text shortened]... Yes, I'm being facetious, but why can't we start their clock after a certain amount of time?
    Congrats on getting to Round 3 😛
  6. SubscriberSuzianne
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    25 Aug '08 14:57
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Congrats on getting to Round 3 😛
    Hehe, it all comes down to the games between me and the last player in the group. If we split, I guess we both advance.
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