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  1. 21 May '05 23:14
    So we all know that you cannot use computer programs to find you the best move to play. What if we wrote the program ourselves? Same rule?

    Also. We all know that you aren't supposed to use advice from someone else during a game. Are two people allowed to make a joint account and make decisions in games together? What if it is clearly stated in the account profile?

    Thanks.
  2. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    21 May '05 23:32
    Originally posted by Coconut
    So we all know that you cannot use computer programs to find you the best move to play. What if we wrote the program ourselves? Same rule?
    The same rule must apply here. The computer has the ability to calculate the theoretical best move in the game much faster and probably much better than you are capable of, let alone the best respons to certain positions. Even if you write the program yourself and it is very buggy, it is still an aid.
  3. 22 May '05 00:28
    Originally posted by Aiko
    The same rule must apply here. The computer has the ability to calculate the theoretical best move in the game much faster and probably much better than you are capable of, let alone the best respons to certain positions. Even if you write the program yourself and it is very buggy, it is still an aid.
    so? if you spend that programming time memorizing strong openings, that too is an aid.
  4. 22 May '05 01:36
    Originally posted by Coconut
    so? if you spend that programming time memorizing strong openings, that too is an aid.
    But people do memorize strong openings. They're allowed to do that.
  5. Standard member RONOC
    On a wave
    22 May '05 10:30
    I think the point should be, genuine recollective memories of prior games and tuition through person v person is what the game of chess is , and that true progression of the game for the individual stops when a computer starts making the decisions for you, and only you can truely know whether you are thinking for yourself .......lets face it the only way to play is brain on brain .
    JUST KEEP IT REAL.
  6. 29 May '05 23:38
    Originally posted by Coconut
    so? if you spend that programming time memorizing strong openings, that too is an aid.
    But part of the game is capitalizing on your opponent's mistakes. A program will not make "human" mistakes. Also, if you memorize strong openings, you will not play them on autopilot. You will be making your own decisions on the fly on how to follow your opponent's responses. If your goal is to test a program you have written, and you are concerned about having a clear conscience, then consider telling your opponent beforehand that he, or she will be playing against a program. Of course, the game will most likely get deleted at that point, but you never know. All any of us can do here is state our opinions, the final say ultimately goes to the site admins.

    By the way, anytime you want to use a program to make your moves, you've just made yourself a medium of communication for your comp. You have the comp playing, and you make the moves for it. Why do you want to do this?