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  1. 01 Sep '07 00:31
    (b) While a game is in progress you may not refer to chess engines, chess computers or be assisted by a third party. Endgame tablebases may not be consulted during play but you may reference books, databases consisting of previously played games between human players, and other pre-existing research materials.
    "

    Is using google or the sites it finds for research materials allowed?
  2. 01 Sep '07 00:42
    Originally posted by Ron Drums
    (b) While a game is in progress you may not refer to chess engines, chess computers or be assisted by a third party. Endgame tablebases may not be consulted during play but you may reference books, databases consisting of previously played games between human players, and other pre-existing research materials.
    "

    Is using google or the sites it finds for research materials allowed?
    Yes, anything you find on the Internet is just another form of reference material.
  3. 01 Sep '07 01:01
    Thank you David
  4. 01 Sep '07 09:40
    Originally posted by David Tebb
    Yes, anything you find on the Internet is just another form of reference material.
    I saw an internet site a few years ago that, after you entered your position, it suggested the next move for you. Don't know how good it was but I thought that sort of thing wasn't allowed.....?
  5. 01 Sep '07 10:41 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    I saw an internet site a few years ago that, after you entered your position, it suggested the next move for you. Don't know how good it was but I thought that sort of thing wasn't allowed.....?
    Obviously that wouldn't be allowed. Ok, if sites like that exist, then I need to qualify my answer.

    "Almost anything you find on the Internet can be used as reference material".

    If you happen to stumble upon a site that encourages cheating - leave it immediately! (do not pass Go, do not collect $200).

    However almost any information obtained from the vast majority of sites is fine.

    Hope that clears things up (thanks Dr. Strangelove!)
  6. 01 Sep '07 12:09
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    I saw an internet site a few years ago that, after you entered your position, it suggested the next move for you. Don't know how good it was but I thought that sort of thing wasn't allowed.....?
    Wouldn't that still be considered using an chess engine? The TOS covers the use of chess engines.
  7. 01 Sep '07 12:17 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Ron Drums
    Wouldn't that still be considered using an chess engine? The TOS covers the use of chess engines.
    Yeah, I guess so.
  8. 04 Sep '07 22:26
    Anything you find on the Internet can be used, unless it cannot be used. This comes straight from the Tautology Division of the Department of Redundancy Department.