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  3. Running out your clock is perfectly legal in chess

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There are guys who don’t resign but just go home. They just disappear having the move and let the clock run down
(prominent predecessor: Steinitz vs von Bardeleben)

This will be severely punished.


@Toadofsky What's the deal with xkcd? Its seems like its meant to be a comic but instead of providing humor like a normal comic its become a way for people to be preachy without doing the work of writing the preachy reply themselves.

Seriously, seen like ten of them and I always read to the end expecting some sort of joke. But it never comes.

Xkcd comics feel kind of similar to someone running out their clock in chess. Left with time wasted and wondering what the point was.

Maybe I'm just missing the joke, but what was the joke in that comic strip? Is the joke the door is literal and not figurative? Like what?

Who made these and why did they make them? What is this even? Is the joke it trolls people into reading a comic strip without a joke in it? That's kind of a funny premise, but I'm not in on it if that's the joke.

Anyone could make this. You know what...

@testaccount42 That last part "Anyone could make this. You know what..." made me laugh out loud. Your tone and frustration with the whole thing just made it really funny.

@bz Thanks, not every day someone calls me #1 :D

Lichess should come up with an algorithm that detects whether the person lost due to poor internet connections or they lost due to flagging from e.g. a bullet game where clearly the victim was instantly making moves, but instead they ban you for loosing an internet connection in which they assume you left the game, i dont think thats fair.

Think this guy @YuujiKazami was salty because he received a notification for his last game(s)...

I agree with the 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡 of the argument presented by the 𝐎𝐏.

𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞.

However this is online chess, so 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐦 has to come in.

Opportunism says that in online chess you play for fun and you want to use your time for actual play.

A rage quit takes away fun, and makes you use time for waiting, which is not acceptable.

So we have two truths on our hand and we have to balance those somehow.

I suggest that 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 should be used to determine whether a quit is a rage quit or not.

This is 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞 by computer evaluation. Very important.

Rather than deciding the outcome of the game, we assess the 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐦 that we have to apply.

So in a completely won position, you will be allowed to use up your full time.

This is 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 and 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 because your opponent under no condition deserves to be able to claim a win in a 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.

#13 I'm not sure; usually there's a joke, although I think that particular comic is simply insightful. Here's another not-funny one (source: ):

swap lichess for public space - which it's not , nor does it speak for anybody but itself -
and this comic is more to the point. I'd never trust someone who called himself "benevolent dictator"