Opponent dragging out lost game


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Robert Mueller    (2007-05-20)
Opponent dragging out lost game

Hi, Is it possible to get a game adjudicated, if the opponent just does not resign. It is game #5664, where my opponent ist in a hopeless situation. We are already in the six men tablesbases and he is lost with check mate in 34 moves. From his original 100 days time he already used 57. He seems to be determined to drag this out as long as possible. Do I have to wait another 43 days for the win :(

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-05-20 14:25:05)
Opponent dragging out lost game

Hello Robert.

According to the rules, in a lost position your opponent has at most 1 month to finish the game after you called referee a first time (done). Feel free to ask for an adjudication in about one month, or at least before the next rating calculation.

Best wishes, Thibault.

Robert Mueller    (2007-05-20 20:37:14)
Thank you :)

Thank you, that was very helpful. At least the game will be over before the next rating list update.

Don Groves    (2007-05-22 06:40:38)
Dragging out lost game

Just playing devil's advocate here: If a forced mate can be demonstrated, should this be sufficient for a win? On the other hand, should the losing player have the right to play on in hopes of an error by his opponent? It seems one of these questions should be answered with a "yes." That said, what is the rationale for the one month rule? It seems logical that either (a) the game ends immediately upon demonstration of a forced mate, or (b) the game ends normally, most likely when the loser's clock drops or he finally resigns.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-05-22 15:16:16)
Dragging out lost game

"If a forced mate can be demonstrated, should this be sufficient for a win?" .. the answer is yes, BUT the opponent should have the right to continue the game in a limited time, so that he can eventually see the mate and he can't last the game too much.

Robert Mueller    (2007-05-29 17:46:55)
This is becoming ridiculous...

Hello Thibault, I understand the one month rule. But this is becoming ridiculous. My opponent in game #5664 is playing on with King against King-Rook (no pawns). He has 98 days left. Still no adjudication?

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-05-29 21:22:37)

Ok :) .. the game will be adjudicated within minutes.

Best wishes, Thibault

Robert Mueller    (2007-05-30 06:09:53)

Thank you.