On Fox Go Server (and I think KGS?) I know that either side quitting before move 10 doesn’t count against your rank. I know here you can cancel a game before you make a first move, but I’m currently in a game where my opponent made one move and then stopped responding. Maybe for a lot of different time controls this doesn’t matter much, but for Normal time controls it means I have to wait 20 minutes just in case they suddenly show up again and make a move, hoping I’m distracted / gone. Does a resignation annul the game before move ten here?
Apologies if this has come up before, I checked the FAQ and didn’t see it.
Two-move games do not get automatically annulled. Once a person makes a move, they cannot cancel, and when both players have made a move, the game counts. Playing one move and then resigning, is a standard technique used by rank-manipulating sandbaggers, and you should report the incident any time it happens, so a moderator can annul the game.
That is, of course, a sticky problem. The answer is not to play long main time. Play 5 minutes main time, with 5 x 1 min, or with 5 x 30 sec. Or play 5 min Fischer time with 5-minute increments to a 5 minute limit. Also, be sure to block anyone who plays like that.
I like not being stressed by time but it often happens that if i don’t hurry up in my first moves some players just leave. It’s to a point that i do hesitate to write usual politeness at first.
I know there is nothing that can be made besides reoffering and hope the next player will respect my time settings.
This topic could be merged with this maybe?