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  1. 21 Sep '10 07:07
    The system is set up so your opponent does not know there is a conditional move. Why?

    I would prefer to know there is a conditional move so I may consider responding immediately rather than logging off again. I cannot see the advantage I would gain but the match might move slightly quicker?
  2. Standard member Igloo
    Fishing
    21 Sep '10 07:53
    Knowing that there is a con-move waiting is like having your opponent say "I know where you are going to move". This would encourage the player to examine the situation more deeply. The player may then look twice at the board and see a tactical situation that he would have missed otherwise.

    A lot of losses in the lower ranks (myself included) happen because of missing something.
  3. 21 Sep '10 08:10
    maybe but the system could be set to not reveal the move stacked but could immediately play it and flash once i move so i know there is a new move to consider.

    It may be like your opponenet saying "well i predicted that one didnt i" but so what? This is particularly true as most conditional moves are set up for simple exchanges rather than complex situations.
  4. Standard member Igloo
    Fishing
    21 Sep '10 08:55
    If you want the time lag between your move and the conditional move reduced, then you should post this thread in the "Site ideas" forum. Over there it may attract the attention of the developers.
  5. 21 Sep '10 10:24
    You may be right as to the correct forum but I am interested in the views of chess players and this is the most active forum. I am sure Russ will move it if inappropriate.
  6. 21 Sep '10 13:08
    Sure this idea has been mooted before.

    The Con Move was designed to speed up the games. Really you should
    treat EVERY postion as though there was something nasty lurking and
    not be given a hint.

    Heed Igloo's wise words of wisdom:

    "A lot of losses in the lower ranks (myself included) happen because of
    missing something."

    Everyone who has lost a game has missed something.

    But at the lower levels the misses are so obvious that doing a simple
    pre-send check would eredicate all those silly one move blunders.

    At the lower ranks if they played a sound game, not doing anything but
    simply concentrate on not leaving any pieces en prise to a one move bluinder,
    they will find their wins ratio will increase by an alarming rate.

    Then to be a good chess player all you need to master is the two trick.
    (and an opening trap or two).

    Look at every undefended piece for you and him and see if there are any tricks on.

    King's, Queens and Rooks on the same diagonal/file/rank?
    Look for Pins and Skerers.

    King, Queens and Rook can be hit by a Knight?
    Look for Knight forks.

    And CHECK ALL CHECKS.

    It's easy. Look at this 1500 player doing the two move trick. Good game.

    allhumanVM -johnj RHP 2003.

  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    24 Sep '10 22:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Sure this idea has been mooted before.

    The Con Move was designed to speed up the games. Really you should
    treat EVERY postion as though there was something nasty lurking and
    not be given a hint.

    Heed Igloo's wise words of wisdom:

    "A lot of losses in the lower ranks (myself included) happen because of
    missing something."

    Everyone who has l ...[text shortened]... e5+ again} 18. Nb1d2 Ke4d5 19. c4 {The End Qxc4 Qxc4 mate.}[/pgn]
    Pushed because GP's post is so intrinsic to getting better at chess.