Quitting a tournament to save your rating...
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October 30th, 2012, 12:51 PM
January 3rd, 2010
Yes, dropping out of a round or event midway or mid round
for ratings purposes is weaksauce or worse. I think we've covered the downsides.
However, I do want to advocate that it is permissable and generally understood without heavy verbal condemnation that a player should have the right to stop play at any moment.
Likely nothing I'd ever want to exercise, nor do I think I'll need to, but gosh, ... health crisis (real or imagined), sense of dread, mental instability... there's no need for a mental stability crisis to play out over the next 8 holes... So I think that its good that there be a real "out" and escape from some of those darker events.
Therein lies the toughie, you need that "out" to be there without
a stated reason, but don't want to to happen for the
reasons. Then how do you account for and bring consequences to the poor reasons? (as you see it)
Just wanted to add it in to counter those that may say as long as you're breathing you should finish.
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