1. Gloucestershire
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    29 Jan '17 12:23
    How do conditional moves work, are they a way of speeding up games? If so why does it seem nobody's using them? Tony
  2. Subscribercoquette
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    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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    30 Jan '17 05:04
    They are being used. They do speed the game just a little.
  3. Northamptonshire, UK
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    30 Jan '17 08:30
    Originally posted by Tonythebrit
    How do conditional moves work, are they a way of speeding up games? If so why does it seem nobody's using them? Tony
    To answer your question, click the Conditional Moves link to the tight of your board display. This invites you to predict and 'make' your opponents next move, followed by your own move. These two moves are then stored until your opponent makes his move for real. Assuming your opponent moves as you predicted, the computer then makes your saved move and it's his turn again. If he makes a different move, your saved move obviously becomes obsolete. There are other reasons why the Conditional Move might become obsolete which are clearly stated when you set the moves up.

    To be honest I tend to find very few of my opponents use the facility and I've got around 12 games running at any one time. I use it all the time and think it's particularly useful for speeding up games when your opponents next move is fairly predictable.

    Hope this helps.

    FW
  4. Gloucestershire
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    30 Jan '17 12:19
    Thanks that seems very clear, i'll have a go. Tony
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