Originally posted by RolandYoung
Often when there is only one move, a resignation is not very far away. (I am particularly thinking of the situation where the only way out of a check is to give up a piece and then the next move is checkmate.)
Many players might prefer to be allowed the dignity of resigning rather than have the system make the forced move for them.
On the other hand, conditional moves would be nice, albeit very dangerous to a lot of players.
Yes that's true.
Also I suppose it is possible the site could then effectively force a mate that may not have been observed by the player - although if one move depth then no problem....
I suppose you would get around this by having a conditional move check box during game creation.
Much of the problem here is an efficient way to check for legal moves. This in itself may well put additional strain on the RHC servers, so the saving in bandwidth may be lost by increased power useage by processor and shortening the lifetime of of components.
Oh well - seemed like a good idea at the time