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Wolfgang Utesch (2008-01-25)
Hi Thibault, will games rated also if one player withdraws without any move (or only a few moves < 10)? I can understand that the withdrawing player should be penalized by negative rating, but not if the "winner" will get positive rating! Otherwise the FIGCS ratings will be a farce or better a gamble! i.e. Ingersol - Popov 8:0 without any move by Popov (TER 2463) in WC quarter final 4-000003
Thibault de Vassal (2008-01-25 16:20:55)
10 moves rule
Hi Wolfgang, of course the 10 moves rule applies to the winner (the withdrawing player will lose points in all cases) !
"Games are not rated for the winner if less than 10 moves have been played by his opponent (most probably forfeit, silent withdrawal or obvious cheating) or in global forfeit cases against the same opponent, ie. 8-games matches, but games where an advantage is obvious."
Wolfgang Utesch (2008-01-25 16:32:55)
Thibault, you have really an advantage by your knowledge of your own rules! :) Best, Wolfgang
Hao Nhien Nguyen (2008-01-30 10:04:16)
What about under-10-move checkmate? Will the winner get the point?
Nicola Lupinacci (2008-01-30 12:18:55)
I think checkmate under 10 moves will be counted in rating variations, becouse if you checkmate a player you do not win automatically the game: he has to resign.
I don't now perfectly how rating works but in my opinion rating variation is not cuonted only in games that endend before the 10th move with one player losing on time
Is it correct?
Thibault de Vassal (2008-01-30 19:31:12)
To resign or not to resign, is that the question ? :) .. Such case is quite unlikely to happen : If a player resigns in less than 10 moves, it is most probably a forfeit, if the game is lost anyway his rating is 'most' probably 350 points below his oppoent's rating, at least it should, so this game won't be rated for the winner, too easy :)
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