Originally posted by Serendipity Whats the poiont of playing chess if most people here use databass and books??
Database and books are allowed,so I don't understand what you're trying to say.
Tell me how you learn complex openings without reading a book or consulting some database or opening database............do you figure out how to play the Sicilian Dragon or the Old Benoni by yourself?
If you didn't think enough, just don't make your move. If the time is not enough then make your moves, then play games that have timeouts over 21 days or more, and look for people that will play that way.
I think this is actually not a bad idea; however, instead of taking back a move in a game you lost, a better idea would be to allow easy import of a FEN into the "Set Piece" interface. Then, make the "analyze board" feature print out the FEN as you step through the game.
That way, if you or your partner makes a screwy move, or if you just want to replay from a certain position, you can open up the game, move backwards until you have the position you want, copy the FEN, and then import this FEN into a new game.
So, it's not really taking back a move, but just letting you replay a position and avoid a mistake. Since the new game is a set piece, it won't affect ratings.