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Conditional Moves


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    KarlPilkington

    Is it possible to set a condition that NO MATTER WHAT MOVE my opponent makes, I will always play a certain move in response?

     

    I have a mate in 1 in my game, and I will play it no matter where he moves...

     

    Can you do this with the conditional move option?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    Hugh_T_Patterson

    You can always set a conditional move no matter what your opponent does. However, this could lead to problems if the conditional move doesn't address the move being made. When you get down to specific endgame positions, it is easier to make conditional moves if you have a good understanding of endgame positions. If you don't, a conditional move can work against you. On the flip-side, there are endgame positions where, because your opponent can only make a few specific moves, a conditional move can be made without harm to your position.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    proletariate

    just add a new line for each move by clikcing the add new line button

    looking at your games though none of them are mate in 1 ?

    mind you my chess sucks lately, im always missing the obvious so what do i know...LOL

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    Shippen

    I find conditional moves unnerving sometimes, they give me a shock when I am in deep thinking mode - also it leaves me bemused to know I am that predictable lol

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    KarlPilkington

    Neither of you explained how to set a conditional move no matter what my opponent does.

     

    I'd have to enter about 30 legal moves for him or something.. do I have to do this manually?

     

    Yes, I do have a mate in 1, he just sacced his rook pointlessly to delay it..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    artfizz

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    proletariate

    KarlPilkington wrote:

    Neither of you explained how to set a conditional move no matter what my opponent does.

     

    I'd have to enter about 30 legal moves for him or something.. do I have to do this manually?

     

    Yes, I do have a mate in 1, he just sacced his rook pointlessly to delay it..

    removed moves as its ongoing, but game is not mate in 1

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    proletariate

    deleted comment as game is ongoing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    cookiemonster161140

    Chess.com's conditional moves do not have a wild card this is true, but old-style correspondence chess via postcard did. You could write "if any" or "if any legal move."

    But this was kinda stupid...like premoves in the opening. If you don't specify the move(s) and exact sequence, players with days and weeks to think could make the very best move to take advantage of your wildcard move.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    KarlPilkington

    I have a backrank mate no matter what he does...  are you looking at the right game?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    KarlPilkington

    Yes, there should be a ANY MOVE option, lets add it..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    proletariate

    KarlPilkington wrote:

    I have a backrank mate no matter what he does...  are you looking at the right game?

    this one http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=55593240

    so how will you back rank mate him if he Re1+ you then ? ;-)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    jbzdarkid

    Re1+ Kd5 Rd1+ Kc4 0-1

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    proletariate

    jbzdarkid wrote:

    Re1+ Kd5 Rd1+ Kc4 0-1

     

    either way you look at it, it is not MATE IN 1 LOL

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    KarlPilkington

    its practically mate in 1, unless white wants to be an a-hole..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    proletariate

    KarlPilkington wrote:

    its practically mate in 1, unless white wants to be an a-hole..

    removed as game is ongoing

    but its not mate in 1

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    ILBCNU

    artfizz wrote:

    I am more interested that there is a conditional post that forces a reply by artfizz

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    KarlPilkington

    He can do spite checks but that is about it...

     

    I didn't think he would do that, i figured he would make some other move and then mate in 1.

     

    Spite checks are really unnecessary..

     

    I still think there should be a "this is my move no matter what" conditional option.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    OldHastonian

    Don't forget this game is ongoing and moves shouldn't be discussed until it's finished.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    breakerofwind

    KarlPilkington wrote:

    its practically mate in 1...

    Is this a Monty Python skit?


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