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  1. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 09:55
    Does the "timeout" mean that the tournament is over within that timeout period?
  2. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    11 Feb '11 09:58
    Originally posted by Jyrki S
    Does the "timeout" mean that the tournament is over within that timeout period?
    That is the number of days you have to make one move.
  3. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 10:10
    Oh my god!!
    My tournament timeout is 21 days. So if the game (just one) goes so long as - say 50 moves - that could take over 3 years to complete the tournament.
    I don't want to play one tournament so long. Can I withdraw from that?
  4. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    11 Feb '11 10:25
    Originally posted by Jyrki S
    Oh my god!!
    My tournament timeout is 21 days. So if the game (just one) goes so long as - say 50 moves - that could take over 3 years to complete the tournament.
    I don't want to play one tournament so long. Can I withdraw from that?
    You can withdraw, by resigning all the games. If the move number is less than three (not absolutely sure), then it will not affect your rating. Otherwise your rating would go down.
  5. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 10:30
    So far the max moves are 2, but i don't see the trash bin at all. Even in those games without moves at all.
  6. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    11 Feb '11 10:35
    Originally posted by Jyrki S
    So far the max moves are 2, but i don't see the trash bin at all. Even in those games without moves at all.
    There is no trash bin in tournament games. But as I mentioned before, you can resign the games. Games with one or two moves will not affect your rating (as far as I know). Best is to resign one game with two moves; if it doesn't change your rating, resign all the others as well.

    By the way, you are playing here since April 07; have you never noticed how the time controls work?
  7. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 11:15
    Yes, but i just wanted to be sure. I have been playing as a subscriber only a few days and entered my first tournament two days ago so i am yellow to my new position here 🙂
    In those non-subscriber years life was easy 🙂
  8. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 11:17
    I just couldn't believe that timeout could be 21 days.
  9. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 11:22
    Now i have resigned one game and it did not affect my rating. Do i continue resigning?
  10. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    11 Feb '11 11:24
    Originally posted by Jyrki S
    Now i have resigned one game and it did not affect my rating. Do i continue resigning?
    Of course. Now you have to resign all of them. Would be otherwise unfair.
  11. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 11:27
    Jeez.. What do they think about me? First i enter the tournament, then resign all my games :?
  12. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 11:30
    Oh well..
    I don't want to play games that could take years to complete.
  13. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    11 Feb '11 11:30
    If you like faster tournaments, go for this one: Tournament 11224. Here you have a timebank of 21 days; i.e. you have a total of 21 days for all of your moves. As your opponents also have 21 days, the games will be over in 42 days at max. (if there wouldn't be the option to use the vacation flag). But be careful!
  14. Standard member Jyrki S
    Jyrki Suhonen
    11 Feb '11 11:57
    Thanks. Tournaments that would be completely finished by couple of months are suitable for me 🙂
    Or should I arrange a private one, my own?
  15. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    11 Feb '11 15:12
    Originally posted by Jyrki S
    Thanks. Tournaments that would be completely finished by couple of months are suitable for me 🙂
    Or should I arrange a private one, my own?
    Yes if you lead a clan or a club. Otherwise you can look if you can find a clan or club with fast games going on.