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Cornwall Online League (Season 2)

We plan to start season 2 in the new year when the Cornwall Online Congress is completed.

Take Back Requests

In common with other online platforms lichess allows players to make a take back request, which the opponent is at liberty to grant or refuse as he or she sees fit. The principal use of this is where a mouse slip cause a player to move a piece to an unintended square.

I understand how frustrating it is to do this, having done it myself more than once. I also understand that momentary loss of control might affect, for example, an arthritis sufferer. Having said that, I believe that competitive online play should, wherever possible, be conducted according to the same principles as over the board play. Furthermore the use of take back requests has the potential for creating a form of "moral blackmail" where the opponent considers that he or she will, unfairly, be thought guilty of poor sportsmanship if he or she refuses.

Accordingly, while I'm not going to a make a rule prohibiting take back requests, I do not think that they should be used in our online competitions. I therefore request all players to refrain from making them. If you do make one and your opponent refuses, please remember that he or she has every right to do so and that for some people this is a matter of principle.

The above remarks apply only to our formal competitions and not to the Arena/Swiss/Team Battle events that we organise once or twice a week.

Ian George


Last updated 17/8/2020

Cornwall Online League (Season 2)
League Table - Final Standings
Bude 0 0
Calstock & Lerryn Killers 0 0
Camborne Pendarves 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Carrick Saracens 0 0
Carrick Crusaders 0 0
Camborne Trevithick 0 0
Carrick Academicals 0 0
Calstock & Lerryn Clowns 0 0
 
Win = 2, draw = 1, loss or default = 0 points
Full table
Fixture List