How do I withdraw from a tournament?

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

However, withdrawing from a Daily tournament while you have games in progress will automatically cause you to resign all of the tournament games. This may negatively affect your rating if more than 4 moves have been made. Even games with no moves made will show as a loss in your game history. 

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Click the 'X' then click 'Yes' in the popup window that appears, and you will be withdrawn! 

If the round has already started, withdrawing will cause you to resign any active games!

Once you have withdrawn from a tournament you will not be able to rejoin, even if the tournament has not yet started!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

If the information in this article is out of date, incorrect, or unclear, or if you have questions about it, please let us know! 

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