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What Online Chess "tools" do you use?

What Online Chess "tools" do you use?

  • None, really. I just make my moves and maybe chat a bit
  • I use the Explorer to learn & improve my opening play
  • I use the Analysis Board to help me look ahead!
  • I use the Notes tab to avoid forgetting my genius plan!
  • I find Conditional Moves very convenient sometimes...
  • I use ALL the tools, depending on the circumstances!

Created on August 15, 2011 | 5625 Votes | 30 Comments

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    vaatami

    I use very rarely those tools I think you mean. I use chat quite often, and absolutely most Tactical Trainer, every time before I beginning playing sesssion.

  • 3 years ago

    WBFISHER

    Somewhat new to online chess and need more time to find how to navigate for help.  Ignorance of computers is my problem.

  • 3 years ago

    Castoriadis

    What can I say... I just love this web site. Its great to see how easy is to play with somebody so far away from where you are. I have learned a lot about this magic world of chess through this site. Thanks! Regards. Cool

  • 3 years ago

    billprovince

    @Vampyroteuthis  Agreed!  It would be extremely nice to save content into our Notes from the Analysis board.

     

    Even better would be to save a Chess Diagram (such as those used in comments and articles), because that contains multiple variations.  I sometimes find myself writing down the equivalent in my notes, and it just gets too tedious.

  • 3 years ago

    Vampyroteuthis

    I'd love to be able to save from the Analysis Board into my Notes tab. Anyone else think this would be useful to them?

  • 3 years ago

    TripleXDooM

    Gg, WellRounded
     Wink

  • 3 years ago

    mattattack99

    All except notes.

  • 3 years ago

    soni27051993

    I want to play in tournament.

    Becoz i know chess is my life. so sir plz i don't know 

    How can I participate in chess tournaments????????

    I Hope u hlp me.....

       Thank u sir/mam

  • 3 years ago

    gimmewuchagot

    I make my moves, get out of the Opening with the Explorer, I analyse occasionally.

    CONDITIIONAL MOVES ARE ANNOYING*

    *unless I use them

  • 3 years ago

    joeybantog

    i just chat somebody else who is better than me in chess and ask for the analysis of my failed game...

  • 3 years ago

    ozfamilyman

    conditional moves slightly more than analysis board

    - i like chesspad 2 as I can explore different lines and not lose what I was looking at like you do with the analysis board, however it is quick and convenient

     

    really though, who doesnt keep a pgn of their online long games to go over and analyse their tactics and play- how else do you become a better player?!

  • 3 years ago

    kader105

    Notes and Conditional moves

  • 3 years ago

    curiousmind

    I also play chess for fun but I'm also beginning to play chess more seriously. Now, if I need to know something more abou, say, the Reti, I have to use a database to find a "decent" (read: not too complex) game to study or just to understand something more about the strange, flank openings.

    So I found the explorer useful but the database is very limited, in my opinion.

  • 3 years ago

    qpalzm-blue

    iuse all except the explorer

  • 3 years ago

    vaatami

    I have always (now over 55 years) played ches for plain intellectual fun, not for sport or any other ambitious reasons. It works only if i am pure me, not some other person or  machine or library.

  • 3 years ago

    eableman

    I use all of them!

  • 3 years ago

    TripleXDooM

    i got chat not cheat :P

    whats the point of cheating?? You gain nothing from it, in chess... But POKER, thats a different story :L

  • 3 years ago

    jaydeeuk1

    None, really. I just make my moves and maybe cheat a bit

     

    I reckon 27% read the first option as that ;)

  • 3 years ago

    billprovince

    The survey, in my opinion, is poorly designed.  Someone may use the analysis board and notes for example, without using the explorer.

     

    As it happens, I have used all of the tools at one point or another, but I could imagine different combinations of usage than those offered.  (For the four tools listed, there are 16 combinations of usage possible, but only six combinations offered).

  • 3 years ago

    kwaloffer

    Conditional moves save time. Let's say the opening goes 1.e4 g6, then you can play 2.d4, and immediately add "and if black plays 2...Bg7, I play 3.Nc3". Then Black can move again right away and the game goes faster.

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