1. Joined
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    26 May '08 22:39
    Hello all,

    How about implementing touch-move, whereby a player must play the piece he first clicks on, unless all moves by that piece are illegal, in which case he can touch another piece. I think this would make games more interesting and more like in-person chess.
  2. Standard memberSwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
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    26 May '08 23:06
    Originally posted by trumbull2400
    Hello all,

    How about implementing touch-move, whereby a player must play the piece he first clicks on, unless all moves by that piece are illegal, in which case he can touch another piece. I think this would make games more interesting and more like in-person chess.
    The only reason that rule is enforced in OTB chess is to stop people from fiddling with the pieces throughout their turn, and thus distracting the opponent.

    In an online game, there is no such problem, and thus no need for a touch-move rule. Even blitz chess sites like ICC don't use touch-move.
  3. Subscribercoquette
    Already mated
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    27 May '08 04:25
    i know i'll get in trouble for admitting this but sometimes i cheated and touched the pieces on my RHP screen before i moved.
  4. Joined
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    27 May '08 06:171 edit
    I disagree with touch move.

    Un'recced

    Coquette - I also admit that I am a chess piece toucher.
  5. Joined
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    27 May '08 07:07
    We duffers need to be able to make experimental moves, how else are we going to learn? You want touch-move, go and play blitz! 😛
  6. Standard memberivan2908
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    27 May '08 23:03
    Originally posted by trumbull2400
    Hello all,

    How about implementing touch-move, whereby a player must play the piece he first clicks on, unless all moves by that piece are illegal, in which case he can touch another piece. I think this would make games more interesting and more like in-person chess.
    This is not in-person chess. This is correspodence chess, quite different, almost not the same game as over-the-board or blitz chess. The key of succes is in analyzing, taking time, checking your variations multiple times, recheking your checking, finding information in references like databases or books. A lot of people like to play here like it is a blitz site (me included, sometimes), but there are specialized sites for that.

    I think chess.com has the option of switching on touch-move in correspodence games, but I do not like the idea, at least if touch-move would become predefined and not an option to choose.
  7. Joined
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    28 May '08 15:58
    Originally posted by trumbull2400
    Hello all,

    How about implementing touch-move, whereby a player must play the piece he first clicks on, unless all moves by that piece are illegal, in which case he can touch another piece. I think this would make games more interesting and more like in-person chess.
    Ugh! I can't stand that rule when I play OTB!
  8. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    28 May '08 16:53
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Ugh! I can't stand that rule when I play OTB!
    Perhaps you should try a game more your speed, like Tic Tac Toe for instance.

    P-
  9. Joined
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    28 May '08 17:34
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Perhaps you should try a game more your speed, like Tic Tac Toe for instance.

    P-
    Hey friend. Why don't you go have a few drinks and then drive home? Thanks.
  10. Standard memberzakkwylder
    Mouth for war
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    28 May '08 20:021 edit
    I saw one of my bishops touching a few of the pawns. Its all good though, they settled out of court.
  11. The sky
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    28 May '08 22:09
    Originally posted by zakkwylder
    I saw one of my bishops touching a few of the pawns. Its all good though, they settled out of court.
    Take it to the Spirituality forum, spanky!
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