A radical idea


A radical idea?

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Don Groves    (2012-09-21)
A radical idea?

Since not all Chess players seem to agree on the best set of "advanced" games, why not allow the players in a game to decide on their own game parameters? If Scott and Alvin want to play a 15 minute game with 5 seconds added per move, let them do that.

Only the ratings of the two players involved are affected, so it seems this idea would not interfere with ratings and could be popular.

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-09-21 12:06:44)
A radical idea?

Good idea, quite possible but would need some deep changes.

Don Groves    (2012-09-21 13:42:54)
A radical idea?

If the parameters of games are stored in variables for each game (good idea anyway), it should only need a new dialog for the new parameters to be entered. Of course, I am not aware of your code ;-)

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-09-21 14:31:25)
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Yes, it is stored for each game, but the waiting list system does not work this way and the opponent must not miss the time control (in challenges or in the waiting list). But that's possible.

Garvin Gray    (2012-09-22 08:40:14)
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How this could be done is as follows:

Player A (person sending challenge)specifies what time control they want.

This would do away with the concept of bullet, lightning and blitz as player can choose whatever time control they want.

The three terms are not required as there is no weighting for rating purposes in advanced chess based on the the time control.

Then the challenged player can accept the challenge, or propose a new time control or parameter.

The clocks would only start after the challenge has been offered and agreed to.

This would eliminate time forfeits.

Garvin Gray    (2012-10-02 08:50:00)
A radical idea?

Clearly too radical for comment :o :P

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-10-02 11:38:49)
A radical idea?

Nope, the idea is not radical at all... Now I know that I can do it quite easily in the waiting list system (not challenges)!

I can't do it right now but do not hesitate to harass me :)

Garvin Gray    (2012-10-02 18:04:17)
A radical idea?

Thibault- I can't do it right now but do not hesitate to harass me :)

I can do that :)