Originally posted by Alemanma"Internet Chess" with time controls measured in days or longer can be assumed to be correspondence chess, yes. Books and separate analysis boards are generally fair game.
I quite often use the "Analyze Board" during my games on this site under the assumption (perhaps mistaken), that playing "Internet Chess" is essentially the modern version of "Correspondence Chess" where it is common place to analyze candidates moves by actually moving pieces over a chess board.
Originally posted by finneganThis is one of the major reasons I use the analyse board. Combined with the notes feature, it is invaluable for remember what my (often incorrect) plan was.
One reason is to check previous moves and recollect what has been going on because, unlike OTB, there is a long delay between moves. OTB I can get completely absorbed throughout and even if I walk away from the board I still typically have the position in my mind. Here, it is too easy to forget the whole line of reasoning that got me into the position. Tak ...[text shortened]... part of a game is not at all like OTB. Playing over earlier moves brings me back into the game.
Originally posted by finneganIt's really no different than using a real chessboard and pieces on a real mail corr. game, it serves the same function and nobody could claim that is cheating so it is beyond me why some people would even claim it's cheating. They would be confusing OTB play with corr. chess.
I use it quite a lot, especially if my opponent is much stronger than me. I think this is correspondence chess and I assume my opponent uses the same facility.
One reason is to check previous moves and recollect what has been going on because, unlike OTB, there is a long delay between moves. OTB I can get completely absorbed throughout and even if I wa ...[text shortened]... ready know I have a great winning line, I just indulge in the sheer delight of it over and over!
Originally posted by kNIGHTHEADIt seems that the general concensus regarding the use of the "Analyze Board" feature to choose which move to make in internet chess games:
This question beckons..... how many players us it vs how many don't?
Originally posted by AlemanmaI don't get the gist of it.. since it's there, it's legal and "fair"... that's like saying that Flip Board or Notebook features are also 'unfair' advantage (vs. non-users), it's not that subs would get it but non-subs not, *everyone* CAN use it..
- provides an "unfair" advantage to its users (versus non-users)