When I used to play regularly on this site I wouldn't read anything at all, not even a newspaper, if I had games on the go, just in case I accidentally stumbled upon a chess column or a picture of Bobby Fischer. This obviously had a detrimental effect on my job as a proof reader at Gambit Publications, so in the end I had to stop playing online chess.
Originally posted by sardodos a new opponent (Big Martin) openly admits to using chess databases (and opening books)................is this allowed on this site? Also is this fair?
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