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  • 3 years ago · #1

    DrFrank124c

    Is it considered cheating to consult books while playing online chess? For example if one is weak on openings can one consult with MCO while playing?

  • 3 years ago · #2

    AndTheLittleOneSaid

    No it's not cheating. Any 'static' resources like books, videos, databases etc are allowed in Online Chess. No outside assistance is allowed in Live Chess though.

  • 3 years ago · #3

    DrFrank124c

    Thank you little one. If no one has a contrary opinion on this subject I will be checking my books and notes whilst playing online chess.  

  • 3 years ago · #4

    nyLsel

    Good luck to your games frank :) 

  • 3 years ago · #5

    TadDude

    frank124c wrote:

    Is it considered cheating to consult books while playing online chess? For example if one is weak on openings can one consult with MCO while playing?

    See this help entry  http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/13/3/what-are-the-rules-for-playing

    "Openings books and game databases may be consulted for Online (correspondence-style) Chess only"

  • 2 years ago · #6

    DrFrank124c

    ok ty

  • 2 years ago · #7

    tabor

    Hi Frank. . .

    I take Online games under a different philosophy. Online games can be used, not only as serious chess games, but also, and most important, as a studying medium. . .so. . . what is wrong with consulting books?

    Note.

    In Tournament games I think it sould be cheating. . . but if you are allowed a couple of days to move. . . who assures that your opponents are no mean while "consulting" ?

    "To be or not to be" said a great "somebody".


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