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What happens if my opponent doesn't make a move for a long time?

After 30 days of your opponent not moving, their game will move into "waiting" and will no longer appear in the "active" list of your games. This is done so that your active list does not clog up with unfinished games.

If however you have not made a move in 30 days the game will still appear in the "active" list - acting as a reminder to make a move!

Currently nothing else happens to these games. On some sites the game will "default" and the last user to move will win the game (or be awarded some points). This does not happen on chrss, as it's a site for casual/friendly chess. Don't forget though you can always leave a comment to remind your opponent to move - they may simply have forgotten about the game!

updated: Nov. 16, 2008, 8:41 a.m.


rarmai: Oct. 7, 2009, 8:52 p.m.

I suggest changing that to a lower number of days, maybe 14, or even 7. With regular people who take a break its not so much of a problem, but with the people who show up sign up for a game or two and then never return I find it annoying seeing them on my active game list for a month. Perhaps it could be set so that if there were less than four total moves in the game then it goes off the active game list in 7 days. thanks for chrss, its a great site.


Dwarfenhelm: Sept. 20, 2012, 9:53 p.m.

I agree with this, and would like to add that games where a move has not been made in a 30 day time period simply be voided with no penalty to anyone. Since these are friendly games, it certainly shoudn't matter to the players, and it would clear clutter. In addition it has been a real pleasure playing against mnorberg, thanks for that recommendation, as he has been able to win games we have played, and plays regularly. I have also enjoyed playing against you, as your playing has improved, and it is nice to see the progress.


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