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  1. 24 Nov '17 12:02
    First of all, I have explictly not done this as I wasn't sure if I was edging on breaking the rules.

    If you are in a situation where you are playing a game and you are going through lines at is in the game in progress that is still within various database games.

    You are looking along lines in GM games and you do an engine analysis on the database game so you can note possible lines that are several moves ahead of your actual game, but in the DB game. Is this breaking the rules? After all, you aren't calculating on your current game actively at the current move. I am presuming it would be against the rules because in the process of calculating the DB game, you would have incite into what moves to make in your current game.

    The grey area could be that you are playing various games in a certain opening, and away from RHP you could be calculating various database games with that opening, yet you could still remember the results from this when you come back to RHP.

    I certainly have done engine analysis on games I have completed, along with the DB games, but not during the game.
  2. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    24 Nov '17 13:05
    In any case, you can't use any present-tense analysis,
    but all forms of past-tense data (that which already exists) are fine.

    In short:
    Articles/Databases/Books - yay
    Engines/Coaching - nay

    Here's a question though...
    What if you was watching a video tutorial about, say an opening for example,
    and the person giving the tutorial uses engine assistance,
    would this be against site rules?
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    24 Nov '17 15:19 / 1 edit
    My understanding is that anything published and publicly accessible is allowed.

    So, if a GM presents some topic assisted by engine analysis on the Internet, then it is available to your opponent too, and therefore legitimate.

    However, if your girlfriend sitting next to you runs an engine analysis on your game and you happen to see it, that's cheating.
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Nov '17 16:17
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    My understanding is that anything published and publicly accessible is allowed.

    So, if a GM presents some topic assisted by engine analysis on the Internet, then it is available to your opponent too, and therefore legitimate.

    However, if your girlfriend sitting next to you runs an engine analysis on your game and you happen to see it, that's cheating.
    Well, what if it was your boyfriend instead?
  5. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    24 Nov '17 23:16
    Er, I meant that in a sense which would embrace either a girlfriend or a boyfriend or friend who might tick the 'other' gender-box on a form.
  6. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    24 Nov '17 23:19
    If anyone here claimed to have a girlfriend who was remotely interested in chess,
    then I would be very suspicious!

    I tried once to get our lass interested......... might as well have tried teaching my left shoe
  7. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    25 Nov '17 07:06
    My wifemate beats the tar out of me at backgammon.
  8. 27 Nov '17 15:24 / 2 edits
    That's funny right there, 64 Squares. Occasionally over dinner my wife will ask how my games are going. If I give her more than a ten-second answer her eyes will start to glaze over and I know it's time to change the subject. In short, no help there ...