A losing position is not playing

A losing position is not playing

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BONEDOC69

USA

Joined
23 Sep 21
Moves
3930
01 Apr 23

I’m in a winning position with a superior player, and he refuses to move. His vacation time is uncertain, but he’s made one move a couple of weeks ago after a month or two of not playing. What can be done?

Australian cat

Australia

Joined
20 Jan 09
Moves
386935
02 Apr 23

@orif said
I’m in a winning position with a superior player, and he refuses to move. His vacation time is uncertain, but he’s made one move a couple of weeks ago after a month or two of not playing. What can be done?
The time controls on Game 15063961 are set at the longest times available on the site. In about 4 days he'll run out of time, then he has another 28 days timebank available to him. So in 32 days, if he hasn't moved by then, you'll get the opportunity to claim the win on time. He can't get vacation time as a non-subscriber.

The onus is on you to check the time controls applying to every game you create or accept. I've checked his other games and long time controls are a feature of most of them. It's possible that he only makes moves when his time is close to expiring, and he's not giving your game special treatment.

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Dave

S.Yorks.England

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18 Apr 10
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84114
02 Apr 23

@orif said
I’m in a winning position with a superior player, and he refuses to move. His vacation time is uncertain, but he’s made one move a couple of weeks ago after a month or two of not playing. What can be done?
I've played against opponents who don't move until the last possible moment,though not this person.
You just have to be patient.
I suspect he'll move just in time and accrue another 56 days of time.
You could pm him,but I doubt it will do much good.

chemist

Linkenheim

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657497
03 Apr 23

@orif said
I’m in a winning position with a superior player, and he refuses to move. His vacation time is uncertain, but he’s made one move a couple of weeks ago after a month or two of not playing. What can be done?
you can just ignore the game, treat it as if it was finished anyway. as a subscriver you can start as many games as you want to.

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03 Apr 23

@ponderable said
you can just ignore the game, treat it as if it was finished anyway. as a subscriver you can start as many games as you want to.
This is sound advice.

But in this case, it could also be that the stronger player cannot handle losing to a lower-rated player.

Or, even more of a longshot: The stronger player suspects the weaker player of using an engine and this is just petty revenge.

Of course, we all know that everyone here at RHP respects the game and would never consider cheating. Am I right? 😊