chess.com should have takebacks

pumpkin_LN

Chess.Com should only have takebacks for those mouse-slip moments, really, but I'm not sure how that'd even work.

Maybe just have a limited amount of take-backs, like 1 per game and that's it.

ChessieSystem101

maybe chess.com shouldnt have take backs.

MangoMankey
There should be optional take backs where you can request your opponent to give you a takeback
Probably also give people an option to disable it permanently
ChessieSystem101
MangoMankey wrote:
There should be optional take backs where you can request your opponent to give you a takeback
Probably also give people an option to disable it permanently

Thats what they do on Coolmath games, but nobody ever accepts them.

Andmunko

this is a pretty good troll, but I'd like to make the point that there should be a take back feature in the analysis section.

Whenever I use the analysis tool and make a mouseslip, the analysis feature analyzes that mouseslip as my move, any 'takeback' is seen as a deviation, which means that if you export the PGN, it will keep your first move only. So if you want to produce a PGN of a game and you make a mistake, you have to reenter the moves from scratch.

On another note, having takebacks in unrated games so long as both parties agree is perhaps not a bad idea.  I sometimes play on here against my grandpa (who lives pretty far away and doesn't use the site for anything else) and I'd be happy to give him takebacks when he inevitably missclicks something.

But takebacks for rated games or without the approval of your opponent are out of the question.

Ziryab
Andmunko wrote:

Whenever I use the analysis tool and make a mouseslip, the analysis feature analyzes that mouseslip as my move, any 'takeback' is seen as a deviation, which means that if you export the PGN, it will keep your first move only. So if you want to produce a PGN of a game and you make a mistake, you have to reenter the moves from scratch.

 

In analysis you can promote and delete variations. Right-click on the move to bring up the menu.