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Rated Game Policy
Game Rules FAQ
Java Web Start FAQ
When the tournament starts, a new game room lobby will be created just
for the tournament. When you login to play you will have a choice to
enter the tournament lobby, or the main lobby. You must play your
tournament games in the tournament lobby! By playing in the tournament
lobby, the game will be recorded as part of the tournament, and your
standings will be updated. The correct timers will also be enforced, so
you don't have to remember to do anything except login to the correct
lobby and play with your assigned opponent.
- What if my opponent is disconnected?
If a player is disconnected while playing, they will have
7 minutes to return. If the player does not return within
7 minutes, Pente.org will give you the option to
cancel the game or force a forfeit. If you wish to
continue waiting, they should NOT choose either option. If the player
returns, then the options will automatically go away and the game will
resume. It is completely at your discretion what action to take.
If it is an isolated occurrence, it is suggested
that you be sporting and continue to wait for a few more minutes. But
if it is an ongoing problem in the match or if the player does not return
within 10 minutes or more, forcing a forfeit is appropriate in order to
prevent abuse of this allowance.
- Are undo's allowed?
The use of the undo request is permitted, but an opponent is NOT obligated
to ACCEPT the request, regardless of how ridiculous the placement of the stone
is. In a tournament, accidentally dropping a stone is like taking a hand
off after a move while playing in person. The opponent can ALLOW the
player to take back the move, but is not obligated to do so.
- Can I watch other players tournament games?
Yes, anyone is allowed to watch games in progress, as long as the table is
public. However, comments should be avoided at the table where a tournament
game is being played, there are plenty of other places to chat! Table
owners are free to boot chatty players, and/or make the table private.
- What if there is a dispute during our tournament game?
All disputes must be brought to the attention of the tournament directors