Saturday, February 15, 2014


A few times I won games on IGS without playing a single stone. My opponent probably accepted the challenge by accident and then didn't show up. Not only do I find this unfair, but it bothers me that my rank increases for reasons that have nothing to do with merit.
Why would anybody do this on purpose, and so deserves punishment?
Additionally, the game doesn't appear in my list of games, even though it added to my rank. Isn't this inconsistent?

Fortunately when this happens, one must only wait a minute until the server declares a win by timeout.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah I believe these games should not be counted towards rank. Online-go server does a good job of this by "annulling" the game. This effectively cancels the game so it doesn't impact either score.