Opponent won't play first move in correspondence

I’m currently playing against someone who won’t play their first move in a ranked correspondence match. Do I really have to wait a week for his clock to run out or can I call a mod to resolve the game? I don’t want to call a mod because I know how busy they are, but it is just poor etiquette to accept a match and then not play it.

Since I’ve started the match and noticed the problem, I’ve reduced the time per move in my other games as to avoid future problems like this, so it’s not super urgent. I’d just like to get the game out of my active games list and move on.

Anyway, I hope y’all are having an awesome Friday! Thank you! :slight_smile:

You can cancel the game and it won’t affect your rating.


I didn’t even know that was a thing. Thanks! :smiley:

You have until both players have made their first move to cancel a game without penalty. After this, the game becomes official and the cancel button is replaced with the resign button.