Complaints for time violations should be sent to the IECC Arbitrator by use of the form below.
||Players are free to consult chess publications or literature in printed or electronic form. Any other form of consultation, including the use of computer chess programmes that analyse a position and suggest moves or play chess games, is prohibited.
||All calculations of Reflection Time are based on your local date of receipt and transmission.
||Reflection Time is the number of days from the date that a legal move becomes available to you on your server until, and including, the date you respond to your opponent with a legal move.
For example: if your opponent's move is available to you on your server on July 4 and you respond on July 4 you accumulate zero days of Reflection Time; or, if you respond on July 5 you have accumulated one day of Reflection Time; or, if you respond on July 6 you have accumulated two days of Reflection Time.
||IECC time controls are 10 consecutive moves in 30 days of your own Reflection Time. 10 consecutive moves is represented by moves 1-10, 2-11, 3-12, etc.
||You may NOT take longer than 10 days of your own Reflection Time for any one move.
||Conditional ("if") moves are permitted in forcing situations to accelerate play.
||Any legal move dispatched, including acceptance of any conditional move(s), is binding. Mistaken or missing announcements of check or capture, or any other clerical or typographical errors, do not invalidate the move sent.
For example, if a player sends the move Bxc4+ and the bishop can legally move to c4, even if the move is not a capture, and does not give check, it is still a binding legal move, and the bishop must move to c4.
||If an illegal or ambiguous move is sent, either by itself or as part of a conditional move, then this move shall be referred back to the sender for immediate correction but without obligation to move the piece in question. If an illegal or ambiguous move is sent either by itself or as part of a conditional move, the moves immediately preceding the illegal or ambiguous move are binding.
The offending player shall be charged 1 additional Day of Reflection Time and the illegal or ambiguous move must be remedied without delay.
||If, in the course of a game, it is discovered that an illegal move has gone previously undetected, the position existing immediately before the illegal move was made shall be reinstated and the game shall be continued from that position.
If, in the course of a game, it is discovered that an ambiguous move has gone previously undetected, the position reverts to the ambiguous move, which must be clarified without delay, and the game shall be continued from that point.
No penalty is assessed to either player provided the correction or clarification is deemed to have been made by the offending player without delay.
||If a player exceeds 30 Days of Reflection Time for any 10 consecutive moves, OR 10 Days of Reflection Time for any one move, the match and the calculation of Reflection Time are suspended. The Senior Arbitrator and the TD must be notified immediately, by use of the arbitration form.
||Players MUST resend a move if they have not heard from their opponent after 5 days before notifying the Senior Arbiter and the TD of a 10 day Reflection Time Violation. Failure to complete this resend may result in postponement of the complaint being investigated until evidence of the resend is provided to Arbitration.
||Players should keep copies of their last ten moves messages, sent and received, to assist in settling disputes.