Originally posted by Hopster
Is this sporting?
It's one of those long haul games. My opponent needs a win to progress as joint group winner. I am winning. In fact I have just about won the game. Said player last moved in the game on 2nd Sept, a long gap pattern that has been repeated since it was clear I was on top. The other game finished quickly.
Said player has 18 other games a ...[text shortened]... cking the game link
Some people do it just to annoy people.
I did this recently in a game where my opponent moaned about me taking a timeout win, saying I must have been waiting for it.
In our other match the game was a loss for me and I was going to resign but decided in view of his comments that I would not move again and let him get a timeout win.
When I made my last move on the 5 July (it was a 3/7 game) I told him this and put a message in my notes DONT MOVE IN THIS GAME LET HIM GET TIMEOUT WIN.
The really sad thing is that he "stopped playing" on the site User 454726
and has not made any moves for over 50 days and yet he finally claimed the timeout win on the 18 Sep, just 6 days ago. He has obviously been visiting site to see if I had maybe decided to move just so he could get his checkmate win.
You know you have the game won, you know your opponent is only delaying the inevitable, you cannot progress and neither will your opponent. If anything I would start doing the same, move once every 21 days.
You could even sent an in game message along lines of Guess what, you ain't going to progress as I have this game won, I will be moving only once every 21 days from now on.
Its only a game and you will get the points in due course. Hell when you checkmate him, you could even send a nice "GG shame you never progressed either!"