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  1. 04 Dec '05 19:03
    Is one allowed to look up so called 'chess databases' or books during a game, or is that not allowed according to the rules here?
  2. 04 Dec '05 19:11
    Originally posted by sjeg
    Is one allowed to look up so called 'chess databases' or books during a game, or is that not allowed according to the rules here?
    Try to check the other topics in the forum before you ask a question. Actually this should be in the help forum in the first place...

    Books and databases are allowed to be used during a game. Help from engines is not. Make sure you know the difference between a database and an engine.
  3. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    04 Dec '05 19:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by lukemcmullan
    Try to check the other topics in the forum before you ask a question. Actually this should be in the help forum in the first place...
    Them's fightin' words.

    ; D
  4. 04 Dec '05 19:16
    Cheers-

    Hey Luke- how about we forget all those fightin' words, and we sort out a United Ireland football team?

    In Bestie's honour!
  5. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    04 Dec '05 19:17
    Originally posted by sjeg
    Is one allowed to look up so called 'chess databases' or books during a game, or is that not allowed according to the rules here?
    (b) You will not use chess engines, chess software, chess computers or consult any third party to assist you in any game. Chess books and databases can be consulted during play

    From the Terms of Service: http://www.redhotpawn.com/myhome/termsofservice.php
  6. 04 Dec '05 19:25
    I suppose playing through the game on your mobile phone is out too.

    Oh well...

    So databases are ok- but no engines (which I knew).

    Does anyone have a good database to recommend? Or a good tutorial site for a pretty bad player (rating circa 1300... ahem...)?

    What's the best way to improve and learn to play better?
  7. 04 Dec '05 19:33
    Does anyone have a good database to recommend?
    chesslive.de (via chessbase.com and another link to get it in English) has a bunch of games, but not only from the top players.
    And it doesn't work every so often. (right now for example)

    Anybody know a better database?
  8. 04 Dec '05 19:39
    Turn on Fritz, turn of "main engine pane" and it won't calculate any moves. Then go through the opening "book" (actually more of a database) and replay your RHP games. You can analyze by yourself which is way faster than the analyze board here. Since it doesn't calculate any moves for you, it seems to be allowed on RHP.
  9. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    04 Dec '05 20:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by propawnkiller
    Turn on Fritz, turn of "main engine pane" and it won't calculate any moves. Then go through the opening "book" (actually more of a database) and replay your RHP games. You can analyze by yourself which is way faster than the analyze board here. Since it doesn't calculate any moves for you, it seems to be allowed on RHP.
    Except if you do that then if you make a move on the board Fritz will reply. What you need to do is turn the engine off (Engine -> Switch off Engine or Ctrl+Shift+M). You'd also be better to use Chessbase Lite or some other database handling program. That way you have not only the opening book but the games themselves.
  10. 04 Dec '05 20:58 / 2 edits
    What is the best free database program around?
  11. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    04 Dec '05 20:59
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Except if you do that then if you make a move on the board Fritz will reply. What you need to do is turn the engine off (Engine -> Switch off Engine or Ctrl+Shift+M).
    Correct.

    You are much safer using Chess Base Light if you don't have the disposable income for the full version. Or use SCID, or Chess Assistant Light, etc.

    There are lots of software available that allows you to store and analyze games without having an engine running.
  12. 04 Dec '05 21:03
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Except if you do that then if you make a move on the board Fritz will reply. What you need to do is turn the engine off (Engine -> Switch off Engine or Ctrl+Shift+M).
    Thanks, I forgot to mention that you have to turn on the analysis modus (so it won't reply) before you turn of the main engine pane.
    (So it won't calculate even if the analysis mode is on!)
  13. 13 Dec '05 16:41
    Originally posted by sjeg

    Does anyone have a good database to recommend?
    What's the best way to improve and learn to play better?
    Look at www.gensunasumus.com

    Post what you think
  14. 14 Dec '05 03:17
    Originally posted by lukemcmullan
    Try to check the other topics in the forum before you ask a question. Actually this should be in the help forum in the first place...

    Books and databases are allowed to be used during a game. Help from engines is not. Make sure you know the difference between a database and an engine.
    when you say books you mean actuall books, like with pages and stuff right?
  15. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    14 Dec '05 04:26
    Originally posted by trallphaz
    when you say books you mean actuall books, like with pages and stuff right?
    Yep. I keep a stack of 'em--right next to my computer. Mostly Faulkner, and some good poetry. But also Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, a few issues of New in Chess, some Informants, and Lasker's Manual of Chess.