Originally posted by kmac27
Where can I find rules on using game databases? I cannot find the rules for what constitutes cheating on this site.
From the TOS section 3
3(b) While a game is in progress you may
not refer to chess engines, chess computers
or be assisted by a third party. Endgame
tablebases may not be consulted during play
but you may reference books, databases
consisting of previously played games between
human players, and other pre-existing research
Table base is generated from a position of a game in progress, this is cheating.
Database is games that have been played, chances are if you are in an endgame you are out of database.
Database is really only good for the first few moves, several if both players follow the same data. Many users get concerned about database being used, just remember a person not playing with database is often out of opening play database unless they are VERY studied in opening play.