Originally posted by adramforall
The protest is futile, by resigning games he gives that player an immediate 2 game advantage over every other player.
He would be better off beating the player.
If the ratings floors that many players are calling for came into play then the player would always be within the higher rating, regardless of their current rating.
The good thing is ...[text shortened]... hat although AlexSep- rating has fallen he is unable to "pollute" the lower rated tournaments.
I didn't enter that tournement only to win the tournement. I wanted to play some
good games and earn some ratingpoints.
AlexSep is a 1800+ player, so he can beat me. Now, while his rating is more than 800 points below mine, he gets the maximum in case of a win and I will lose the maximum. In case of a loss I wouldn't get anything, so would have played for nothing.
I have a big gameload and don't like to play for nothing.
So that's why I gave up those two games.