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  1. 03 Mar '15 12:53
    It has happened that I accidentally have submitted a move , that i didn´t meant. Is there any possibility, within RHP, to (on both players agreement) undo such a move?
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    03 Mar '15 13:02
    Originally posted by Dag Almkvist
    It has happened that I accidentally have submitted a move , that i didn´t meant. Is there any possibility, within RHP, to (on both players agreement) undo such a move?
    No, sorry, once you click submit it is virtually carved in stone forever.
    I've done it myself, either I see a problem with the move right after I click, or I accidentally play the wrong move, like I see a 3 move combination and play the second or third move rather that the first move. I do the latter more often. It's tough.
  3. 03 Mar '15 22:54
    Originally posted by Dag Almkvist
    It has happened that I accidentally have submitted a move , that i didn´t meant. Is there any possibility, within RHP, to (on both players agreement) undo such a move?
    Har hänt mej också.

    Happened to me too - I just tried different solutions and all of a sudden I said ok to submit and it was not the best move.
  4. 03 Mar '15 23:09
    Been there, done that. Just have to live with it. Kinda like your piece dropping on the wrong square in blitz....
  5. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    03 Mar '15 23:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dag Almkvist
    It has happened that I accidentally have submitted a move , that i didn´t meant. Is there any possibility, within RHP, to (on both players agreement) undo such a move?
    If your opponent actually agrees to this and the move is reversible (i.e. not a pawn move, capture or castling) then he simply makes some move with a knight say, you move the piece you accidentally moved back to where it came from, he then puts his knight, or whatever it was, back and the only think different is a couple of extra moves on the game score. However, there is no reason for your opponent to go along with that and he is entirely within his rights to refuse to do this.

    Edit: I took a quick look, judging by the similarity of names that probably isn't such a great problem after all. It looks like you're past that point in the game anyway, but if it happens again then what I described will work in cases where the piece can legally be moved back to its original square.
  6. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    15 Mar '15 09:06
    Originally posted by Dag Almkvist
    It has happened that I accidentally have submitted a move , that i didn´t meant. Is there any possibility, within RHP, to (on both players agreement) undo such a move?
    Not sure 'takebacks' have any place in chess (with the exception of coaching games). Chess is a brutal game, beautiful and compelling because of that brutality. Mistakes happen. We just have to live with that. Once we start allowing (or expecting) compassion or mercy, we lose something fundamental to the game.
  7. 15 Mar '15 19:09
    Originally posted by Dag Almkvist
    It has happened that I accidentally have submitted a move , that i didn´t meant. Is there any possibility, within RHP, to (on both players agreement) undo such a move?
    If it wasn't a pawn move, then your opponent could simply make a useless move, then you each bring the pieces back to the original squares and continue on.
  8. 15 Mar '15 19:35
    It happened to me once on RHP so far. I agreed with the opponent that I would resign the game and restart from the previous position with a new unrated game (using set position). He agreed, I resigned the rated mistaken game, and won the unrated corrected game.
  9. Standard member Steve45
    Garry Kasparov
    15 Mar '15 20:03
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Not sure 'takebacks' have any place in chess (with the exception of coaching games). Chess is a brutal game, beautiful and compelling because of that brutality. Mistakes happen. We just have to live with that. Once we start allowing (or expecting) compassion or mercy, we lose something fundamental to the game.
    Totally agree. How do we know the submit button was hit by mistake. An opponent may make a blunder and only notice it later, and then say he didnt mean that move. You cant take a move back OTB, so why should it happen here.
  10. 15 Mar '15 21:28
    Real takebacks (like with a programmed takeback feature) in rated games are indeed something RHP should not consider implementing. An exceptional argument could be glitches caused by the website's interface itself. But this is rare I guess, and filing a bug is probably more appropriate.

    A takeback feature in unrated games could be thought about, but I don't need it.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    15 Mar '15 22:53
    Originally posted by Dag Almkvist
    It has happened that I accidentally have submitted a move , that i didn´t meant. Is there any possibility, within RHP, to (on both players agreement) undo such a move?
    Practically all my moves are accidently submitted.
  12. Subscriber flyingcod
    Berg Katze
    15 Mar '15 23:03 / 1 edit
    I wouldn't mind taking the last 100 moves back.

    Can't buy a win these days. :'(

    fc
  13. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    21 Mar '15 17:16
    Two possible solutions.

    1. As already suggested, both players make reverse moves back to the point of the blunder if that is possible, then proceed with the game.

    2. Agree to a draw on the blundered game. Start a new game and play the exact same moves again up to the point that the blunder was made.
  14. Standard member Steve45
    Garry Kasparov
    21 Mar '15 18:35
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    Two possible solutions.

    1. As already suggested, both players make reverse moves back to the point of the blunder if that is possible, then proceed with the game.

    2. Agree to a draw on the blundered game. Start a new game and play the exact same moves again up to the point that the blunder was made.
    But where would you draw the line. Every game where a blunder happens, would be getting restarted. At the end of the day, the point is that we want our opponents to make mistakes, because thats how we force a win.
  15. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    21 Mar '15 20:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by steve45
    But where would you draw the line.
    I don't see any line that needs to be drawn.

    The two options I suggested already exist and are between only the two players involved in a particular game. They would both have to be in agreement to do either action. If either one opposes, the game proceeds as usual.

    Nothing is being changed or added here. During any regular game, either action is already an option on this site and does not require modification or approval from anyone.