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Player: United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member Subject: Let\'s talk about Sportsmanship in tournaments


2012-10-05 00:45:19
I\'m playing in a tournament where everyone has finished except one person. I don\'t want to mention his name because I don\'t want to embarrass him, BUT... here\'s the facts:

He\'s a whole rook down and in what I would call a lost position. So what does he do? He put himself on vacation for all the vacation days he had left for the year.

He just logged in yesterday even though he still has 51 days left for his vacation.

I sent him a PM telling him that I tell all my team members that if they have a lost game, just RESIGN IT and move on!

How many other players do we see that pull this stunt? It is poor sportsmanship to hold everyone up because you are losing a game.

These people often move in their other games WHILE ON VACATION! But refuse to move in their lost games.

THERE NEEDS TO BE A NEW RULE:
PLAYERS ON VACATION ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MOVE IN ANY OF THEIR GAMES!

Anyone back me on this?

Captain of the DUNE team,
Don
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1Brazil  CaldasNovas2012-10-05 10:34:43
I totally agree that players should resign if a rook or more down! (A piece can be pulled back against poor opposition) However I dont agree that players shouldnt be allowed to move on vacation! Sometimes i\'ll be on vacatiopn bacause I am bust but may still move in a few games still in the openings etc...

I understand you annoyance caused by this player though!
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2United  cc14928133342012-10-05 11:59:29
Sounds like the vacation system needs tweaking. Perhaps you should inquire in the site improvement thread.-

3United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member2012-10-05 12:29:18
I wanted to get other members opinions before I talk to the webmaster.

CaldasNovas -
You know that when you are on vacation your clock is running and your opponent\'s clock is not. But what happens when you make a move it stops your clock from running and starts your opponents clock!

Most players are not aware that they can lose the game on time because you are on vacation!

I\'ve had 3 of my teammates complain to me about that and for a temporary fix I told everyone on the team to ALWAYS MAKE SURE IT IS NOT YOUR TURN TO MOVE WHEN YOUR OPPONENT IS ON VACATION.

Don
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