Originally posted by Mephisto2
Careful here, that is not the RHP bible. For instance where it says: "That certain forms of assistance, including books, chess databases and sometimes chess programs, are often allowed. "
I'm merely trying to point out that this is a correspondence site not regular chess. Besides not the end of that sentence "are often allowed." It is traditional in CC to allow book usage. In fact just quoting the whole paragraph works well.
Time limits in correspondence play are usually between 30 and 60 days for every 10 moves (plus transmission time in postal chess). This time allows for far deeper calculation, meaning that blunders can be less frequent. Certain forms of assistance, including books, chess databases and sometimes chess programs, are often allowed. Books and databases are almost universally acceptable,
but organizations vary as to whether chess engine use is permitted. Hobby players new to the distinctive appeal of correspondence chess sometimes shun all assistance.