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The "abort" request is used in two situations during a chess game.
- You wish to abort the game for some reason. "Abort" sends a request to
your opponent that you would like to abort the current game. Your opponent
can accept or decline your offer. If a proposal to abort is pending for you,
then typing "abort" (or "accept") will accept the offer.
- Your opponent has run out of time and you believe that a problem has
occured with the connection to the chess server. Rather than "flag" your
opponent and claim a win on time, you can "abort" the game. (This function is
the old "courtesyabort" command, just made easier to use.)
An aborted game is canceled; no changes in ratings occur, the game is not
stored, and it is not listed in history or counted as a completed game in your
See also: accept, decline, flag, match
Klaus Knopper <firstname.lastname@example.org>