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In a live game, is there a way to move a piece in order to just take a look at a position, without actually committing to a move? This would be the equivalent of moving a peice on a physical board, but keeping your finger on a peice while you take a look analyze the new position.
If this feature doesn't exist, I think it would be a great enhancement.
Does anybody else agree?
I would suggest the interface be, moves made with a right-click are temporary (not yet committed). Piece either blinks or is semi-transparent while move in this temporary state. If user likes the move, they can commit it (with maybe a left-click on the peice; or <space> or <enter> keys). If they don't like it, right-click anywhere could restore peice to its original square.
yes, you may "take a look" in your own mind before committing to any one move.
You could drag the piece to the desired position without letting it out (ie keep the mouse button pressed). This is as close as it gets to a physical board, but you still have the advantage of being able to put the piece back on its square and take another one (which you wouldn't be able to do OTB)
I'm not sensing a lot of enthusiasm for my idea :)
that's why I hLaOtVeE chess...when I make a bad move, I really have only myself to blame. I made that move. I would love to blame the game, or the interface,or something else...but secretly, I know I am my own enemy.
I could've slown down (slown? is that even a word?) but I was the Mr. TurboMan who was in a dang bang hurry and lost, and keeps losing. My imagination is shot.
I guess that's the thing about this game - it's a thinking man's game. And if you don't put in the time to think, then it won't be your game; it'll be your opponent's.
Beside's, what's useful to you is also to your enemy.
Making such a feature wouldn't help you, it would hurt you. Were they to make such a feature, then that same feature would be afforded to your opponent. And if he's kicking your biznutt now, then what of his new found access to such an open and useful weapon?
Set up a board next to you in real life is the only way I could think of, though it might be time consuming and slightly unethical.
Have you tried developing your mental board vision?
mental board development sounds like a cool name for a band.
Several of times, I've tried this (keeping mouse pressed while taking a look), and the peice has been released before I released the button. I'm not sure what causes this randomness, but THAT is frustrating when the interfaces decides to commit the move. So, maybe this is the best case from the enhancement.
The idea (while useful to you) loses value as you get stronger ... nearly all intermediate players possess this minimal amount of board vision.
Good point. It's important to develop board vision, for next move and beyond. Any unnatural "crutches" provided by the software just get in the way of developing this ability.
Thanks for the discussion everyone!
Actually I think it's a setting in the account settings - online chess ("I will click the SUBMIT button to confirm my move.").
The mobile application also has this feature. I use it to reduce the chance of playing an unwanted move on the small touchscreen.
I know this is a relatively old topic, but it would be more beneficial to you to simply develop your chess vision. No need to physically move the piece, just think about it. An interface where you can "move" the piece without committing, would render itself useless in no time at all.
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