Conditional moves


Conditional moves

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Pablo Schmid    (2010-02-24)
Conditional moves

Hello Thibault, I don't know if that proposition has been made in the past, but there are somes servers that use conditionnal moves, it's an useful tool to win time for both players on forced moves. Do you think it would be possible to put that fonction in ficgs?

Je profite au passage pour te demander ce que tu penses finalement du règlement sur 3 fois la même position.

Hannes Rada    (2010-02-24 19:41:25)
Conditionnal moves

That's what I would like to have since FICGS started ....

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-02-24 21:50:20)
Conditional moves

Conditional moves have been discussed several times and mainly in the following discussion where I tried to explain the main reasons why I'm not favorable to this :

About the threefold repetition rule (situational vs. positional), there is something to fix indeed but I can't do it right now, I'm just doing all that I can to have a large broadband at home, which is my priority for 10 years now... but that's just hell!

Hannes Rada    (2010-02-24 22:09:15)
Conditionnal moves

In many forced sequences, only one side may take advantage of conditional moves to save time, that's not fair and that's the point according to me

Thibault, that was your argument against conditionals almost 2 years ago.
However I did not understand and still do not understand this explanation.
I my opinion both players benefit from time saving conditionals.
However maybe you could add an option under player's preferences - "conditionals yes or no" and if both players agree than conditionals could be switchend on for that games.

FICGS is really a great server offering so many different features, other server don't, but missing conditionals is in my opinion a major deficit of this server.
(Some minor things could also be improved)

Pablo Schmid    (2010-03-03 14:43:42)
Conditionnal moves

Hello Thibault, I think this feature might be useful for everybody: a chess board for the analysis where we can just play moves and why not put comments with the positions. I say that to be able to find ideas when I just have an internet page outside. What do you think?

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-03-03 14:54:38)
Analysis board

Hi Pablo, an analysis board is available when you use the "fast" interface... See the options below the board (± A S W Ø), try to click A ...

You may store private comments for your games in the "Personal notes" field.

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-03-03 15:01:34)
Conditionnal moves

Hi Hannes (sorry for the delay).

Well players may save time thanks to conditional moves, but not at the same time and nothing guarantees that it will not be at the advantage of one player only during a particular game. Anyway, a conditional field exists in the database so there is some hope to see it one day, but it will be a big & complex work to make it coherent for the different games. Not for these months as there are other priorities, I'm afraid :/

But feel free to mention the other minor improvements, if I can do it within minutes, it will be done.

Garvin Gray    (2010-03-03 15:32:09)
Conditional moves

I have an improvement for this thread. Fix up the spelling of the title :P

Hannes Rada    (2010-03-03 18:54:05)
Conditionnal moves

Okay Thibault, I don't want to put pressure on you regarding the conditionals, or to take up to much of your time.
But here is one minor improvement (in my opinion).
Can the tournament pages show first the chess notation and then the chess diagram ? It is in my opinion more logic do present it in this way.
What do you think ?

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-03-13 21:30:50)
Conditional moves

Hi Hannes, you mean in such a page?

Hannes Rada    (2010-03-13 21:45:46)
Conditional moves

Yes Thibault.
In these pages chess notation first and then the diagram seems to be more logical (for me)