How do I withdraw from a tournament?

You can withdraw from a tournament at any time using the Withdraw link located on the right hand side of any tournament homepage. 

However, withdrawing from a tournament while you have games in progress will automatically cause you to forfeit all of the tournament games on time, which will negatively affect your timeout % ratio and your rating, even if no moves have been made.

For this reason, please be sure you will be able to participate in a tournament before joining it! And if it turns out you can’t take part, do your best to withdraw before the tournament starts! 


Live tournament

If you are playing in a Live tournament, you can withdraw from the tournament by closing the tournament window in Live chess: 

Click the 'X' then click 'Yes' in the popup window that appears, and you will be withdrawn! 

Once you have withdrawn from a tournament you will not be able to rejoin, even if the tournament has not yet started! So be sure if you want to withdraw or not! 

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