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  1. Donation briancron
    nunquam perdo
    15 Nov '06 13:23
    I think it would be a bear to code (but what do I know)

    I would love the option to make 1 premove. Let's say you have an obvious reply to a certain move. You would be able to say "if Qxg5 then fxg5" for instance and the move would happen while you were offline.
  2. 15 Nov '06 13:30
    This has been discussed many times before.

    Eg. Thread 50721

    Russ said in August that this feature "is coming". But he didn't say when!
  3. 15 Nov '06 14:35
    Originally posted by briancron
    I think it would be a bear to code (but what do I know)

    I would love the option to make 1 premove. Let's say you have an obvious reply to a certain move. You would be able to say "if Qxg5 then fxg5" for instance and the move would happen while you were offline.
    Why only *one* pre-move?
    Why not many more in a row?
  4. 15 Nov '06 16:34
    Originally posted by briancron
    I think it would be a bear to code (but what do I know)

    I would love the option to make 1 premove. Let's say you have an obvious reply to a certain move. You would be able to say "if Qxg5 then fxg5" for instance and the move would happen while you were offline.
    Pre-move works better in a live chess setting! Not a site like this but hey if ya'll want it fine by me!
  5. 15 Nov '06 16:46
    They use this in postal chess so why not here? It can speed up the progress of games whenever one player's next move is either forced or near certain.
  6. 15 Nov '06 19:30
    Originally posted by JohnLennonForever
    Pre-move works better in a live chess setting! Not a site like this but hey if ya'll want it fine by me!
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    What do you mean "live chess setting"? Isn't it particularly in this environment (correspondence chess) that the feature would be useful?

    I think it's a great idea and looking forward to it.
  7. 16 Nov '06 06:31
    Originally posted by briancron
    I think it would be a bear to code (but what do I know)

    I would love the option to make 1 premove. Let's say you have an obvious reply to a certain move. You would be able to say "if Qxg5 then fxg5" for instance and the move would happen while you were offline.
    Premove (conditional moves) is an excellent feature. Most large email chess sites already have it. It speeds up games and is a good weapon against poor losers who have a hopeless position and are dragging a game on with the sole intention of timing you out. A multi-line conditional move feature is optimal in this respect.
  8. Standard member RONOC
    On a wave
    16 Nov '06 22:06
    please explain again...premove option etc?
  9. 16 Nov '06 22:20
    Originally posted by RONOC
    please explain again...premove option etc?
    As well as submitting your current move you have a 'if my opponent plays ... then play ...' condition added. If your opponent does play the move you anticipated then your next move will be played automatically.