Originally posted by AbleHeart TooI wish that the conditional move interface just had a 'record' and 'stop' button. Hit "record", then enter all the branches of moves you want [you should be able to go 'back' and 'forward' at will while recording] then hit "stop". The page should NOT reload at any point during move entry. Only after "stop" is pressed should the data sent to the server. Any illegal branches in the tree should be trimmed automatically.
This idea is simple. There should be a conditional move option that whatever move is played by the opponent the same identical response is made. This would save a lot of time in game positions where your next move is very clear despite what the opponent plays. The way it is now, is counterintuitive. I have to select every possible move by the opponent ...[text shortened]... he same.
This should be fairly easy to program and would facilitate the progress of many games.
Originally posted by greenpawn34yes, but your opponent should not have access to your conditional move!
Yes there should be a 'if any then play x option' and this
should be transmitted to your opponent just like players did in
the golden olden days of postage stamp chess.
This resulted in some magnificent howlers.
1.d4 g6 sending "any then 2....Bg7" So White sent 2.Bh6 Bg7 3.Bxg7
[fen]rnbqk1nr/ppppppBp/6p1/8/3P4/8/PPP1PPPP/RN1QKBNR b KQkq - 0 ...[text shortened]... tters (I mean that in a kind way) who play on here.
You just have to put this in. Rec'd.
Originally posted by greenpawn34I agree with orion25.
If you use the 'any' option then yes your opponent should be advised.
"Your opponent indicates no matter move you play he will reply 37.Kh2."
In the old days you had to tell your opponent what [b]all your conditional moves were.
It was all part of the fun and it speeded things up (saving postage etc).
Just the 'any' optio ...[text shortened]... onals should be kept private.
Put the option in, if you don't like then don't use it.[/b]
Originally posted by greenpawn34I've tried that.
OK I'm going to send 'Anything you do and I'll do this." PM's.
Ha Ha. You cannot stop me doing this so I get my own way after all. I win.
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