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  1. Joined
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    29 Oct '12 11:13
    Hi
    I was reading someones profile warning players not to use chess engines and databases during play.
    I agree and dont understand how people can value their victory if they do this

    What is the etiquette regarding gamesexplorer - can players reference this during a match?
    Thanks
  2. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
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    29 Oct '12 11:38
    In fact databases are allowed (if they contain games played by humans if you want to be realk sure, and no engame tables!).

    The gamesexplorer is allowed, too
  3. Joined
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    31 Oct '12 12:20
    thanks

    seems a bit odd though that a beginner can begin a game with the historical moves of a highly rated player. still, it will only get them so far....
  4. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    31 Oct '12 12:24
    Originally posted by shaptoni
    thanks

    seems a bit odd though that a beginner can begin a game with the historical moves of a highly rated player. still, it will only get them so far....
    Correspondence type chess games have always allowed the use of notes, books and other boards. They have always had rules against third party help. Databases are research tools and allowed. Other people, engines and table bases are therefore third party and not allowed.
  5. Joined
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    04 Nov '12 16:12
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Correspondence type chess games have always allowed the use of notes, books and other boards. They have always had rules against third party help. Databases are research tools and allowed. Other people, engines and table bases are therefore third party and not allowed.
    Alrighty then, thanks for your replies
  6. SubscriberSuzianne
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    07 Nov '12 17:09
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Correspondence type chess games have always allowed the use of notes, books and other boards. They have always had rules against third party help. Databases are research tools and allowed. Other people, engines and table bases are therefore third party and not allowed.
    Primarily, I use books like the MCO just to get through the opening without bleeding too much. After years of doing this, I've learned an awful lot about openings.
  7. Joined
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    09 Nov '12 20:45
    Thanks Suzianne, so much to learn!
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    09 Nov '12 23:05
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Primarily, I use books like the MCO just to get through the opening without bleeding too much. After years of doing this, I've learned an awful lot about openings.
    Then there are us who just stumble through with the, "oh let's try this" attitude.
  9. Subscribercoquette
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    10 Nov '12 01:53
    all of my stupid idiotic moves are my own
  10. SubscriberKewpie
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    03 Dec '12 05:401 edit
    Agreed. My rating is proof of my honesty. 🙁
  11. Standard memberapathist
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    03 Dec '12 07:08
    I had a copy of MCO, back when Fischer v Spassky was news. Pong was state-of-the-art.
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