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neilo

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Mon Jul 11 2016 8:12PM | MsgID: 19138808


Originally posted by: "Duke of Wellington"
....... a polite handshake will always be sent.

And of course, one expects one in return...




More appropriate emoticons spring to mind but, for some reason, they don't seem to be readily available on the site. 😇







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Mon Jul 11 2016 4:12PM | edited: 4:13:45 | MsgID: 19138314


Originally posted by: "penarth"
I'm with the Duke on this one. The time limit is an essential part of the game to me and unless you are playing a friendly game where anything goes eg take moves back (not unknown in OTB games with my brother) then why would you not claim?

I must admit though that if I have run out of time in a game and if my opponent were to email me and give me a friendly reminder, I would make sure I did the same in return if the situation arose. But I wouldn't feel that comfortable about either game. They would somehow both be tainted. And on the odd occasion when I have been over the. time limit but been able to play a move - because my opponent hadn't noticed/claimed - I've felt a weird mixture of joy and guilt. I wonder whether in such situations the honest thing to do is to resign?





One remains free of guilt whether claiming a time win or 'getting away' with exceeding the time limit. In either case, one considers it an opponent blunder, no different than if they had left their queen En Prise. Even when claiming a win on time, a polite handshake will always be sent.

And of course, one expects one in return...









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Sat Jul 9 2016 4:08PM | edited: 4:29:36 | MsgID: 19134670


I quite like timeouts and, yes I do timeout the moment the opportunity arises.

However obscurely for a bit of fun have a tendency to pass the advantage to my opponent if the need is warranted.

"The fact that a player is very short of time is to my mind, as little to be considered as an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime. Alexander Alekhine"







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Sat Jul 9 2016 4:07PM | MsgID: 19134669


I'm with the Duke on this one. The time limit is an essential part of the game to me and unless you are playing a friendly game where anything goes eg take moves back (not unknown in OTB games with my brother) then why would you not claim?

I must admit though that if I have run out of time in a game and if my opponent were to email me and give me a friendly reminder, I would make sure I did the same in return if the situation arose. But I wouldn't feel that comfortable about either game. They would somehow both be tainted. And on the odd occasion when I have been over the time limit but been able to play a move - because my opponent hadn't noticed/claimed - I've felt a weird mixture of joy and guilt. I wonder whether in such situations the honest thing to do is to resign?







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Sat Jul 9 2016 4:06PM | MsgID: 19134666


When the flag falls, his turn ends. Then it's my turn. I will make the winning move.







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Sat Jul 9 2016 8:41AM | MsgID: 19133934


[Quote from: "mjgayle52"]
[Quote from: "Getrix"]I noticed that some would allow a double timeout in tournaments, and only claim time wins if someone else did. do we have a general consensus that we prefer first to allow the double time out?

I think there is a broad spectrum of beliefs and attitudes concerning claiming wins on time. The largest group probably claims wins on time when they observe that they have the option. Some may be counting down the minutes to pounce. Some may notice the person is logged on and give them an extra (??, 15 minutes, hour??). Others don't like to think about time at all and hope that the person will move. And a very small group get angry if you claim a win against them on time.



I have been known to count down the minutes.

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Sat Jul 9 2016 1:35AM | MsgID: 19133664


Originally posted by: "Getrix"
I noticed that some would allow a double timeout in tournaments, and only claim time wins if someone else did. do we have a general consensus that we prefer first to allow the double time out?


I think there is a broad spectrum of beliefs and attitudes concerning claiming wins on time. The largest group probably claims wins on time when they observe that they have the option. Some may be counting down the minutes to pounce. Some may notice the person is logged on and give them an extra (??, 15 minutes, hour??). Others don't like to think about time at all and hope that the person will move. And a very small group get angry if you claim a win against them on time.







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Sat Jul 9 2016 12:27AM | MsgID: 19133595


I noticed that some would allow a double timeout in tournaments, and only claim time wins if someone else did. do we have a general consensus that we prefer first to allow the double time out?







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