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  1. Standard member Redmike
    Godless Commie
    12 Feb '04 10:33
    Apologies if this has been discussed before...
    In paper-based correspondence chess, it is common practise to use conditional moves to save time and postage.
    So, for example, you'll send 1.e4 and say 'if 1...e5 then 2.Nf3' or for obvious re-captures.
    Any thoughts on whether this would be worth looking at? (I'd think it would be less than trivial to code).
  2. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    12 Feb '04 10:36
    Originally posted by Redmike
    Apologies if this has been discussed before...
    In paper-based correspondence chess, it is common practise to use conditional moves to save time and postage.
    So, for example, you'll send 1.e4 and say 'if 1...e5 then 2.Nf3' or for obvious re-captures.
    Any thoughts on whether this would be worth looking at? (I'd think it would be less than trivial to code).
    I second this suggestion.
  3. 12 Feb '04 10:47
    This would certainly save time and bandwidth.
    It was discussed previously: http://www.redhotchess.com/board/showthread.php?id=7307

    Cheers
    Laz
  4. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    12 Feb '04 11:56
    Gets my vote