# Conditional moves

Lyset
General 11 Nov '19 12:47
1. 11 Nov '19 12:471 edit
Can my opponent see my conditional moves before he makes his own?
2. rookie54
free tazer tickles..
11 Nov '19 13:42
@lyset said
Can my opponent see my conditional moves before he makes his own?
no
3. Very Rusty
Treat Everyone Equal
11 Nov '19 13:482 edits
@lyset said
Can my opponent see my conditional moves before he makes his own?
Only if he has figured out what your next move will be, he will move, then you will get another conditional move thrown at you, which is what I suspect happened in your case!! No, he can not actually see it on the board.

-VR
4. 11 Nov '19 18:34
@lyset said
Can my opponent see my conditional moves before he makes his own?
It would be a rather large programming oversight if they could.
5. 11 Nov '19 20:161 edit
Thank you for your answers. I just remember the old-fashioned correspondence chess via physical letters, where one could write "if xx, then yy", and the opponent obviously could see it (in the letter) before he made his move. That was OK in exchange series and 'one legal move'-situations, but on RedHotPawn I use the conditional-option in less obvious situations as well.
6. Very Rusty
Treat Everyone Equal
11 Nov '19 20:21
@lyset said
Thank you for your answers. I just remember the old-fashioned correspondence chess via physical letters, where one could write "if xx, then yy", and the opponent obviously could see it (in the letter) before he made his move. That was OK in exchange series and 'one legal move'-situations, but on RedHotPawn I use the conditional-option in less obvious situations as well.
Welcome to the site and enjoy your games!

-VR
7. wolfgang59
Quiz Master
12 Nov '19 08:09
@lyset said
Thank you for your answers. I just remember the old-fashioned correspondence chess via physical letters, where one could write "if xx, then yy", and the opponent obviously could see it (in the letter) before he made his move.
There is this classic correspondance game allegedly involving top players.

wtf?
Black was so used to playing his Modern Defence that he sent the reply;
1... g6 2. if any then Bg7
8. 13 Nov '19 08:22
@wolfgang59 ðŸ˜€
9. Ponderable
chemist
13 Nov '19 15:19
@divegeester said
It would be a rather large programming oversight if they could.
I Play also at a site where you can see the codnitional move (there is only the Option for one). It makes only sense to put them in if there is no other move.

I like it better here.