Originally posted by Ph918
During a game what are allowed assistances? Can I use databases? Or I am supposed to play like a real time chess play. Engines are not allowed that has been cleared to me in terms and conditions of the site.
Here is a cut and paste from the "TERMS OF SERVICE".
3 (b) covers your question, I think.
3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to :
(a) You will not create more than one account.
(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.
(c) You may not threaten or harass other users of this Service.