The game is declared as a defeat for the person who goes offline and the victory is given to his opponent. However, there are special scenarios:
- If the players reconnect within 20 seconds, they can return to the game and continue playing it.
- If the player who goes offline has a material advantage of at least 3 pawns (or a piece) the game shall be counted as a defeat for him, but no Elo points are removed from him. However, his opponent will normally earn the Elo points.