It all depends on the position. If it's tricky-dicky I won't look
at it till I have time to give it a work over. (look for a trap.)
But usually I choose what looks OK whilst sitting staring at the screen.
I try not to play instant moves (I must practice what I preach)
but have in the past made instant moves and resigned a move later.
So do as I say and not as I do.
The losses I shrug off.
But one game I won was ruined with an instant move that destroyed
a beautiful perfect wrap up. That annoyed me more than any loss. What an klutz.
I write down the move in a book, this is so I can. if need be, skip through
it at a board (usually at work). I showed my RHP mate who I work beside
this book full of RHP games. They are covered in quotes, notes and ideas.
(it might be worth money someday!)
I am not disciplined enough to do this everytime I log on.
Often I play a few screen moves and catch up later but I try to
keep it up to date.
I recommend this idea. It does slow me down, gives me a record
so I can set up the exact position if I need to work on it.
I have wasted some time in past looking at the wrong position at work
or in my study when setting up a position from memory. (I'm sure we all have.)
Also when I feel the need to play over a game (get my fix) I've often
grabbed the book and relived an old memory. Played some good games.
(re-read that bit as set some lovely traps!)
I do use the conditional feature a lot , especially the 'deep mode' when
I'm setting a trap.
I dislike leaving the site if I have a move to make. Though sometimes I have to.
I assume others players are the same. So I go for 'deep mode'.
'They have 30+ games on the go so make a pile of moves in one sitting.
After they have replied to me it will come around again in a minute or so.
They will want out of this sitting ASAP so slip in an instant move. BANG!
OOPS. Maybe I have given away too much.
The win that broke my heart.
Me - Arayn RHP CH 2013.