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I Don't See the Point of the Touch-Move Rule


  • 13 months ago · Quote · #301

    December_TwentyNine

    mrhjornevik wrote:

    YHBRTTM

    you have been reported to the mods.

    Should have added ffl in the end. For faul language

    No joke. I just had a guy send me a PM asking if I shaved my genitals. (edited)

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #302

    Irontiger

    MonsterRespawn wrote:

    (...)

    2. It also doesn't stop you from placing a piece on a different square; you can just "accidentally" drop a piece and place it on a different square, if your opponent isn't paying close attention.

    3. It also doesn't stop you from taking back a losing move; you can pick up your queen, for example, and place it on every legal square without letting it go, and then let it go on the best one.

    (...)

    How do you define "placing" a piece on a square?

    "Touching" is easily defined and seen by the opponent (or even the guys playing their own games on the next table). If you have to involve a complex combination of time spent in the same position and distance to the center of the square it gets harder.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #303

    mrhjornevik

    December_TwentyNine wrote:
    mrhjornevik wrote:

    YHBRTTM

    you have been reported to the mods.

    Should have added ffl in the end. For faul language

     

     

     

    Why should I be offended? I just get a kick out of see people banned 

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #304

    December_TwentyNine

    Yeah. I ban myself sometimes!!!

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #305

    spots100

    Let's jest get to the point!

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #306

    December_TwentyNine

    Hi sweetie, you are under arrest for digging through old threads and bumping them. Put your hands on top of your head so I can tickle you freely.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #307

    Admiral_Kirk

    Ever heard the proverb, "don't beat a dead horse"?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #308

    kaynight

    It's flog. Just saying.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #309

    wanmokewan

    Americans say beat. I guess Brits say flog?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #310

    December_TwentyNine

    I believe Kaynight is Scottish. Correct me if I'm wrong.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #311

    kaynight

    British. Rule Britannia!

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #312

    December_TwentyNine

    Thanks for the clarification, my lord.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #313

    Admiral_Kirk

    Very well, don't flog a dead horse either. 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #314

    macer75

    Just noticed from looking at earlier posts in this thread that MrDamonsmith's account was closed. Anybody know why?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #315

    PaullHutchh

    If your oppenents hand keeps blocking your view it could disrupt calculation.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #316

    macer75

    DKenney wrote:
    MonsterRespawn wrote:
    kaynight wrote:

    Gawwd.... A new member... Wind up alert....Wind up alert.

    You don't even get the question, do you?

    BTW, I'm just a new member on this site. I've been playing chess for much longer than you think, and probably longer than you.

    But not long enough to understand why touch move is important...

    SMH

    In casual games it isn't. I could play chess casually for 20 years, and it might never occur to me that a rule like touch move could be useful.


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