i use my pea sized brain
I thought all games here were played as OTB.
I was briefly looking into an opening that somebody played against me and I wasn't familiar with and I felt guilty. Now, I find out people are using complete games in databases. That's ridiculous, in my opinion.
Using databases in chess is like drugs in sport! Say NO!
I would never even consider using tools for improved play! Of course do from time to time study the various parts of chess but I just feel that it would not be me playing if I used books etc.
never touch the stuff... just wouldn't feel right to me.
Why cant people just play the game in front of them. In my opinion using aids such as those tells me you are really insecure of your game. If winning is really important to you, maybe you should turn professional. Its a game, there is a winner and a loser, mostly, deal with it.
lets keep this thread under 450, ok?
Fifty pages and 900+ posts later, my blood pressure still goes through the roof when I read these comments....
I must admit it gets me mad too. As my mother used to say there's none so blind as he who won't see. What's irritating in the extreme is that 90% plus of them don't understand what a dbase actually does, or rather doesn't do.
I have played a few of the COT group and they were all fine about me using whatever, it was just a personal choice that they wanted to stick to more OTB type principles, cool with me. I am playing 2 games against one very strong COT guy under COT rules, he won one but I hope to win the other.But I must say their group profile is a tad pompous :-)
I found the biggest problem I had was not being able to use a board or the analysis board when things got tricky.
I couldn't agree more... I often feel like they don't understand that a particular move might have a high percentage for white, but it's only high because the most popular response is really bad. I've found moves (particularly for black in Najdorf) that have a high percentage for black, but if white plays the correct move black is hopeless. It takes far more understanding and experience to use than they realize.
Time for an education campaign? e.g. It's Not Fair! - or was this a MISinformation campaign?
Nice job, Gonnosuke, in endeavouring to keep the record straight ... http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/using-books--databases-for-playing-turn-based?page=6 (not fogetting JG27Pyth, Sharukin, Billium248, and others).
oh dear oh dear
your premium . Lookk at game explorer
aabbccdd, I think you missed his point... He is saying that these are examples of the Non-users' reasons not to use databases.
Easy mistake to make.
o man! thats sad
The historic and epic thread A TALLY OF DATABASE-USERS & NON-USERS is no more. Let's have 30 seconds silence.
perhaps we should disband the group?
The Tally Team Non-Users group rebadged as Praxis. Perhaps we need a makeover - now that our nemesis are no longer explicit about their stance?