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  1. 27 Jan '10 15:00
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    That's one reason I never enter a ZERO day timeout tournament. I did it once, but I didn't liked it.
  2. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    29 Jan '10 07:40
    Look at it this way. He's destroying his whole vacation entitlement for 2010 just for the sake of ONE tournament which he cannot possibly win. Stupid much?
  3. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    02 Feb '10 13:34
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Thanks for the insult. I didn't realise that disagreeing with you (and I do) equalled an inability to use my own brain. He can use his vacation time as he wishes - and he can only use it once, after all.

    Baa!
  4. Subscriber Chris
    Site Admin
    04 Feb '10 20:16 / 2 edits
    It's an interesting point. Where the timeout period is greater than zero, then players who are not on vacation can compete on a level playing field with those who are using their vacation either to be away from the board or to manage their games.

    However, when the timeout period is zero, and only a timebank is used, the vacation period does indeed become a substantial advantage because part of winning a hardcore tournament is the ability to make moves very frequently.

    The quicker you move in a hardcore tournament, the greater an edge you gain over your opponent. This edge doesn't exist in other other tournament formats where as long as you move within the timeout period, your opponent cannot gain an advantage over you by using vacation.

    Something we need to think about.

    A simple solution, as mentioned, may be to remove vacation immunity from hardcore tournaments. After all, if you enter a hardcore tournament you know how long you will need to make your moves so as long as you enter long before you intend to go on vacation it shouldn't be a problem. And if the tournament doesn't start in time, then you can always withdraw.
  5. 13 Feb '10 10:27
    Originally posted by Chris
    A simple solution, as mentioned, may be to remove vacation immunity from hardcore tournaments. After all, if you enter a hardcore tournament you know how long you will need to make your moves so as long as you enter long before you intend to go on vacation it shouldn't be a problem. And if the tournament doesn't start in time, then you can always withdraw.
    I can easily live with this. A very solomonian solution.

    Hardcore tournaments doesn't interest me much, as my horizon of planning my future doesn't extend more than a week or two.