Conditional moves

super7sauber

Hi,

I saw it on another chess site. A feature that is interesting especially for openings or endgames.

It's a kind of an automatic conditional move, which could work as follows:

If opponent moves piece X to square Y (or takes my piece that is possibly on square Y) I could set up an automatic move, which fires immediatelly after the opponents move without the necessesarity of going online.

Example (opponent is white, I am black):

If the opponent moves e4, I will move e5 - this will then happen automatically after the oppnents move and it will be his turn again.

 

Another annoying issue is if opponent (due to a check e.g.) has only one single legal move like moving the king to only one single possible square or covering the check with only one single possible piece. This of course can only happen during very late endgames, so why not let the computer doing this only legal move?  Otherwise you need to wait for the opponents move even he is not online possibly.

 

What do you think about my (stolen ;-) ) ideas?

mapo 


chessman_calum
nice idea but I dont think it would work. Ask Erik!
super7sauber
chessman_calum wrote: nice idea but I dont think it would work. Ask Erik!

 I don't know Erik - that's why I'm posting here and I'm sure it will work, because as I mentioned I saw it on a different chess site. The only question is how much work it is to install such a new feature.

@ elcomandante66 of course the settled conditional moves (more than one should be possible) must not be seen by the opponent, because this would influnce his tactics. and otherwise reveal your ideas before he made a decission.
Lord-Svenstikov
I heard that the staff were already working om this.
erik
we can do this (and eventually will) but there are many other things to build first. conditional moves will be used by 3-5% of players, whereas tournaments will be used by a LOT more. it's hard, but we have to prioritize.
Patzer24
Makes sense  Smile
super7sauber
erik wrote: we can do this (and eventually will) but there are many other things to build first. conditional moves will be used by 3-5% of players, whereas tournaments will be used by a LOT more. it's hard, but we have to prioritize.

 i agree, tournaments are much more important ... it was just an idea


KnightNotHorse
erik wrote: we can do this (and eventually will) but there are many other things to build first. conditional moves will be used by 3-5% of players, whereas tournaments will be used by a LOT more. it's hard, but we have to prioritize.

 It doesn't necessarily matter when, its just nice to know that it CAN be done, and will eventually be incorporated.  Thanks!


rgp89
What is the topic about? 
Unbeliever
It does not matter when, it is just nice to know that Erik and his team have much more in store.
Masialeti
some how i feel it would make players not feel wholly exclusive to their games. Even though it was the only possible move to make, it makes sence to have to think about it before actually moving. Think about it, it may remove some elements of the injoy of chess.
mitto

I think this feature has advantage not to waste our time in waiting long for traditional and known or expected easy move .....especially in some situation

fraser22

the only flaw i guess would be, clock issues

BlueKnightShade
fraser22 wrote:

the only flaw i guess would be, clock issues,

fraser22. you are replying to a topic that was started 10 years ago. Since then the feature, making conditional moves, has been introduced. It happened years ago, don't know when.

I am not sure what you mean by "clock issues". Let me clarify what the option of conditional moves is:

You make your move. Then you decide that if the opponent makes a certain move as his answer then you allready know what you will do, so you make your next move as your conditional move. Your conditional move will happen immediatly in case the opponent's move fits your condition. There is an option where you can make conditional moves.

bad-boy-111

how can I find another chess player by their user name ? if anyone knows please send me msg

Enderman1323

bump

 

xiongyunuo

nice idea

manekapa
bad-boy-111 wrote:

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