Originally posted by Fat mans revenge
Alright, Moldy Crow, with the information I have, I can understand you entering the tournament. And I have no hard feelings towards you entering. So good luck with your future rounds, and here's hoping that no one in the tournament is 2000+.
Fat man (and anyone else ) -
I'm new to the site , so here's what happened , where I was comming from , and an honest question as to what I should do about it now to be sporting .
When I first joined the site , I was extremely frustrated in trying to get games . The site I came from had a different rating system , but with some seat of the pants math I figured I should be at about a 1500-1550 rating . I prefer playing people at around 100 +/- my rating . I could get no such games . No one on this site wants to play provissionals . I solicited on the forums for games . I could not join a team . I could only get other provissionals . For a few weeks , I had under 10 games going . I'm used to 35 . I saw a rookie tournament open to provissionals . I entered . By 'rookie' , I assumed it meant newcommer . They used to have newcommer welcoming tournies on the other site , and it was understood there would be a mix of the full spectrum of experience levels . That's what I thought I joined . If the expectation in this tournament is that it is for beginning level chess players , I will withdraw from it . I'm not , nor have I ever been - looking to boost my rating by beating the crap out of beginners . I like evenly matched games . As to my rating and record ?- It's inflated right now . It's inflated partly because the only games I could get early on were with players under my skill level . I can just about gauranty you will never again see me go on a 12-0 tear . Now that I'm in some clans , have enough games to show any kind of rating at all , I'm getting games with players at my level . I lost one yesterday , and have about 3 more that I'm down in . I've got some I'm winning and some 'left-over' games from when I first joined where I'm most likely going to walk away with them , (if the opponent even decides to finish ). So my rating will probably go up , then come down and level out .
Now , that in mind , what should I do ? Simply resign my games in this tournament ? How do I withdraw without messing up the tourney ? How do I get out without being peanalized rating points . (While I don't look to pad my rating by playing beginners , at the same time I'm proud of it , and don't want to lose points due to a mistake ). Can I be substitued ? Some guidance from some old-timers on the site would be appreciated in this . If there's overwhelming advise favoring one course of action that would be deemed fair by the general membership I will abide by it , even if it does cost me points . I do value fairness , and getting along more than points .
Advise please .
PS - Sorry to any and all who feel I put them on the short end of the stick .