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I'm currently playing 17 online games, not 1 conditional move - why not?
I know they can be deadly, if rushed, or ill considered, but they can really ADD AN OTHER DIMENSION TO THE GAME.
One word: LAZINESS. I could make major use of conditional moves, but I just couldn't be bothered.
I enjoy using them when I want to move the game along and know the next move is pretty obvious.
I used to use them a lot, but the problem is that you can spend 5 minutes or more laying out responses and then your opponent doesn't play the move anyway, so you can end up wasting time with it!
I should do conditionals more often though :-)
true, Brad...and they ARE a double-edged sword : I have lost a few games where I rushed some responses, and "Goodnight Nurse !"
But I love it when someone makes conditional moves against me, and I keep moving so as to trigger more conditional moves - especially when I think I am winning...lol (I am often wrong...)
The most I have made correctly is about 5 , and that is a lot I reckon.
Thrice I have led opponents to checkmate - and that is really satisfying...(mind you , it's only been when I have set up a 'forced' ending)
The most someone else has led me through is four...they ended up winning too...
Because of this topic I will try more to use conditionals... but I will only do it when the opponent move seems pretty much forced and I have the time.
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