I have encountered a profound number of players that simply leave the game when they realize they are losing/in difficult situation, without pressing "I resign" button. This often leaves me waiting a long time for no reason and, consequently, wasting my time.

Is there a site that prohibits this?

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Use lichess.org. When your opponent leaves game you can press button 'Claim draw/loss' there

  • why should I claim draw/loss when am in winning board? Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 11:02
  • I've seen it say claim draw/win, as well. Usually I play blitz, so I just let it run - but on classical games, I give the opponent "enough time" to get back in... and if they don't, claim whichever makes more sense given the position.
    – Ghotir
    Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 13:52
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    The exact buttons are 'Claim victory' (to get the win) and 'Call draw' (to make the game a draw).
    – ProgramFOX
    Commented Apr 30, 2017 at 10:57

Chess.com has an algorithm which senses whether a user/player is active or not during the game.

I am not very sure but they have a time frame of 5 minutes, during which if they find the player is not active then the game gets abandoned and the opponent wins.


chess.com seems to be the better option. If the opponent leaves the game or gets inactive they have a time period to get back in the game based on what game you're playing(blitz, bullet or standard).

  • Same for chess24
    – Philip Roe
    Commented Jun 9, 2017 at 17:06

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