Hello I don’t understand why “time out” games, in the 180th move are not taken in account in the ranking. I had this issue twice, was winning a ranked game and my opponent stopped playing. Then the game reached the time limit for my opponent and was cancelled, and not taken in account in the ranking.
This seems to be new. In the past it was different.
Does someone know the explanation ?
Thanks for your answer. This system evolution, if confirmed, is not logical. This would mean that whenever someone is loosing a ranked game, he would simply stop playing. This would prevent him from having his rank lowered
The first time out game counts as normal. It’s the second and subsequent that are not counted for ranking.
This has always been the case but previously it was not indicated in the game history.
And as noted, this is only for correspondence games.
Ok I see ! It is not only with the same player. So to summarize : for correspondence games, when there is a time out after several moves, and it is not the first time for a player, the game is cancelled….
Now I understand.
Not very “go ethical “
It means that we have to carefully select our opponents ! What a pity !
The timeouts must be consecutive. However, there has recently been evidence that the system is no longer working properly, because live games, which used to break the chain, are no longer doing that. If true, it is frankly nonsensical and should be fixed, as it destroys the original purpose of the rule. Needless to say, many players cheat by abusing the rule.
There are many other threads on this topic, one recent and others going back years.
Thanks for the links. I will have to come back to this, as I need to go walking now. However, I wonder if the experiments took into account the abuse of the rule. Better messaging isn’t what’s needed, but better control of the abuse.
Greetings, I agree that time-out games** are annoying especially when one wants to join a correspondence game and one must complete a certain set of rank games but cannot meet the requirements because of these games…