Originally posted by buddy2people don't like these 100 pages of legal stuff: they want to play chess. esay and fast. not too much conditions...
No, Exy, I don't have any complaints about my opponents. I just think that every correspondence site (like RHP) should have the warning right up front, not tucked away in a disclaimer agreement that nobody reads.
Originally posted by belgianfreakYeah, I actually think that databases are more of a grey area. I haven't used them in games myself but I looked at Chess Base once and isn't this almost as bad as using software?
isn't that obvious, a bit like saying 'it's illegal to use a motorbike in a this running race'? Does it really need to be broadcast so prominently?
Originally posted by buddy2You started the thread - how do you feel that Databases differ from using Software?
I think a warning shoult be posted on every home page: It is illegal to use computers to suggest moves. Databases and books, however are ok. I like to feel like im playing a human being. I realize this will not prevent those sick people ...[text shortened]... t themselves, but at least the warning is up front and noticeable.
Originally posted by ExyThey show you a list of moves that were played before in that position. They don't provide any reasons as to why those moves were made, or what the plans for the positions should be.
But don't online databases like Chessbase allow you to search specific positions and provide a list of next moves? This is not that disimilar to using software, surely?
Originally posted by OsseSo they provide you with a crutch until about move 20... then what? Why use them?
They show you a list of moves that were played before in that position. They don't provide any reasons as to why those moves were made, or what the plans for the positions should be.
It's unlikely that you'll have a position that has been played before after move 20 anyway, so CB is of little use there.
Originally posted by PhlabibitI've only developed it by hard work and losing a lot of games to tougher opponents.
to learn and get better... not everyone was born with the chess skill you've developed.