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Real pieces or computer view?

  • #1

    Which do you prefer? Which provides better overall visibility?

    Real pieces are alwasy best, I believe, but sometimes they can get "lost", even when looking from over head....it would be great sometimes to have the best of both worlds - playing the board, but able to view the more uncluttered view of a computer screen....

  • #2
    I think it's what you are used to.  I t was a tough transition for me.  I would completly overlook mistakes I would see imediatly on a "real" board. At least that's what I would tell myself.
  • #3
    im too used to computer view,god knows what real view would be like although ive found a chess club i might visit... we shall see
  • #4
    I am very used to computer view now. I imagine now it will be hard to identify patterns quickly OTB.
  • #5
    I lose either way.
  • #6
    I believe that one of the treats, blessed or cursed, of beiing human is that we get used to anything over time.
  • #7
    anaxagoras wrote: I lose either way.

    In my opinion, he's just being modest. I think that either way is fine, it matters what you are personally used to

  • #8
    im used to the computer too
  • #9
    I prefer real pieces. Part of the game is not letting the board get cluttered where you "lose" the pieces.
  • #10
    I can go either way but what I really can't abide are computer pieces in a 3-d "realistic" view. I find it much harder to see the board with this kind of set up.
  • #11

    I like real pieces, the computer starts to give me eye strain after awhile.

  • #12

    This "computer view" has been known long before chess computers were invented (diagrams), so I would rather call it simply 2D view ;) personally I prefer 2D.

    I agree as for computer 3D views being useless ("fancy" sets even more so)


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