Originally posted by Ravello
Yes,in my opinion this is very poor sportmanship,however I wonder why he didn't want to play out the games,I mean he passed to 2nd round and should be happy to play a lower player and have good probabilities to pass to 3rd round.
I don't really know what to think.
I disagree. Players circumstances do change from round to round in tourneys. If it becomes difficult to continue play then resigning is the most sporting way to resolve it. By offering draws looks like collusion no matter how good the intention may be and its possible you may still progress. Besides its my understanding and obvservation, that if you do resign without moving there is no loss of rating points.
of his games in the Gamma Grp'd A AND
and in the Gamma Grp'd B without making a single move and
without the loss of a single rating point and no-one said boo!