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  1. Standard member Mangy Mooose
    a.k.a. Polar
    21 Dec '04 12:44
    This setting would allow you to specify if-then moves when playing correspondence games. If-then moves are conditional moves that will automatically be played on your behalf if the opponent makes a specified move. These can be useful for speeding up play when the opponent's move can be easily anticipated.
  2. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    21 Dec '04 13:22
    Originally posted by Mangy Mooose
    This setting would allow you to specify if-then moves when playing correspondence games. If-then moves are conditional moves that will automatically be played on your behalf if the opponent makes a specified move. These can be useful for speeding up play when the opponent's move can be easily anticipated.
    It'd be good.

    Especially for people who are heading on holidays.

    D
  3. Standard member pendejo
    GTX
    21 Dec '04 13:36
    certainly gets my vote of recommendation.
  4. 21 Dec '04 13:38
    Yes, sounds good to me

    Andrew
  5. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    21 Dec '04 14:41
    i like the idea of that. gets a rec. please consider and tell us your opinion russ? would this be possible?

    fred
  6. 21 Dec '04 15:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mangy Mooose
    This setting would allow you to specify if-then moves when playing correspondence games. If-then moves are conditional moves that will automatically be played on your behalf if the opponent makes a specified move. These can be useful f ...[text shortened]... eding up play when the opponent's move can be easily anticipated.
    I'm in 100% agreement with the Mooose here. An if-then feature would be perfect.
  7. 21 Dec '04 16:28
    Nice idea, one of the more innovative I've seen here in a while
  8. Standard member Mangy Mooose
    a.k.a. Polar
    21 Dec '04 16:43
    I wish I could take credit for it but ... it was a feature at the last site I played corres chess at and I liked using it
  9. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    21 Dec '04 16:55
    I oppose. Take the time to come on the site and make the move yourself, lazy bum

    What's next? Allowing a simple program wich responds to every move our opponent can make? I'd be like setting a computer up to play for you. A chess-computer completely programmed to play exactly as you would.
  10. Standard member Saint Nick
    Pimp of the elves
    21 Dec '04 17:10
    Russ has already responded to this issue in the Help forum.
  11. Standard member ohfreak
    El Freak0
    21 Dec '04 21:24
    I've seen it in use on other corr. sites also, but never used it myself... the concern I've always had is that this could possibly actually help your opponent. The conditional move may very well be the best move, but it may also be one that never occurred to him/her. Ack!
  12. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    21 Dec '04 21:58
    Originally posted by ohfreak
    I've seen it in use on other corr. sites also, but never used it myself... the concern I've always had is that this could possibly actually help your opponent. The conditional move may very well be the best move, but it may also be one that never occurred to him/her. Ack!
    Yeah, but surely the move is only shown to the opponent AFTER he's made the move. IE: He wouldn't even know that an if/then was after making the move. It would just look like the if/then opponent has made a normal move.

    I've read about if/thens in the original correspondence, and that definitely doesn't make sense.

    D
  13. Standard member ohfreak
    El Freak0
    21 Dec '04 22:24
    Ahhhhh... Super Secret Conditional Movez.

    Muy cleveroso.
  14. Standard member Ragnorak
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    22 Dec '04 01:01 / 1 edit
    This is the other thread where this is discussed...
    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=17723

    D
  15. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    22 Dec '04 04:31
    Thanks Ragnorak, I went and read the other one as well.

    I think it's a very clever idea, and I don't see how anyone could object. It's really no different to me using the Notes field to write down what I expect my next move to be, based on what I think my opponent will do.

    If my opponent does what I expect, then I won't have to change my mind. If he/she does something different, then nothing will happen and I will have to re-evaluate.