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EmailChessPoint: Procedure after breakoff of a game

The following regulations apply to all EmailChessPoint tournaments whose games are broken off due to reaching the end of the playing time of the round or the season.

Games are not broken off if their result cannot influence the pairings of the following round or season and both players want to continue playing.

Broken off games are draw, unless they are dismissed as won in favour of a player. The procedure described in the following also applies to league games and to team league games that are abandoned due to a player's permanent absence through no fault of his own.

A dicession will only be made at the request of a player claiming the win. The tournament director will inform him of this in the event of the abandonment. The player has until the 7th day after this notification the possibility to make the request, to justify it and to send it to the tournament director. The application must contain the complete PGN notation, the winning application and its justification.

In team competitions, the right of application is also granted to the team captain and, in case of being prevented, to another player of the team.

The tournament director informs the opponent that a win application has been received. The opponent can then send a statement to the tournament director by the 3rd day, if he has not submitted a winning application himself.

The tournament director will immediately check incoming requests and comments for completeness. In the case of applications and comments that do not comply with the above, he shall work towards a rectification if the rectification is to be expected within the current deadlines. In the case of applications which do not comply with the above at the end of the deadlines, the tournament manager will reject the winning application.

Adequate requests lead to a win of the lot if 2 assessors in the procedure described below come to the conclusion that the applicant would probably have won the game if it had not been broken off. Opposing winning claims of both players in the same game will be dealt with together.

If the tournament director has received 2 formal requests for a win or 1 formal request for a win for a match and the opponent's statement or if the opponent does not submit a statement, the tournament leader will remove the PGN headers and other references to the player's person from the documents and forward them to the responsible 1st assessor.

On the basis of the documents, the first assessor shall assess whether or not the application is successful after his examination and shall give reasons for his examination. He shall then forward the documents, his copy and the reasons for his copy to the second assessor.

The 2nd assessor checks the decission of the 1st assessor on the basis of the statement of reasons and the documents. He may concur with the decission of the first assessor without further explanation or with a different explanation and return the documents to the tournament director. He may discard a decission of the first assessor and return the documents to the tournament director stating the reasons for the failure of the application for a win. If, contrary to the decission of the first assessor, he comes to the conclusion that the winning claim should be granted, he shall submit the documents to the first assessor, explaining his reasons for the decission. The first assessor thereby moves into the position of a second assessor. (He may concur with the copy of the second copy without further explanation or with a different explanation and forward the documents to the tournament director. He may discard a reduction in the winnings of the 2nd winner and return the documents to the tournament director stating the reasons for the failure of the application for a win.)

The tournament director will determine the result of the deciding procedure and will inform the players.

Time-limits run in the procedure after a batch has been terminated, even during a time-out, a holiday or an absence period. In such cases, the tournament director may extend the time limit, as long as the purpose of the abatement is not in danger.

§ 18 of the Game and Tournament Rules (challenge at revision) does not apply in the procedure after a game is abandoned.

Assessors from the beginning of the league season 2020 on are the chess friends Klaus R. Giesen, Bernd Kluge, Michael Hoeppenstein, and Hans Krebs.

They are used as follows: In the 1st game to be decided, Klaus as 1st, Bernd as 2nd assessor; in the 2nd game to be decided, Michael as 1st, Hans as 2nd assessor; in the 3rd game to be decided, Bernd as 1st, Michael as 2nd assessor; in the 4th game to be decided, Hans as 1st, Klaus as 2nd assessor, in the 5th as in the 1st game to be decided; etc.

If, according to this scheme, a assessor would have to decide a game of his own or a game from a tournament led by him, the assessor pair to which he belongs is skipped.