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  • #1

    I am sure this must have been asked heaps of time but I cannot find the answer.

     

    I found out how to save the PGN file from playing against 'computer'

     

    But can I load the PGN to restart the game?

     

    If not is there a way to 'save' the current game against 'computer' so it can be restarted later?

  • #2

    The computer games are not set up to allow loading of saved games.

  • #3

    I am using the online client in a browser. Win 10 FF 53

  • #4

    ^^Oh OK thanks.

     

    Can I leave the browser window open for a long time then - Like a day and still come back?

     

  • #5
    Heinkel111 wrote:

    ^^Oh OK thanks.

     

    Can I leave the browser window open for a long time then - Like a day and still come back?

     

    Well you could have, until fairly recently. But I have had to sign in multiple times a day in recent weeks and that might force a refresh. The only thing to do is give it a try.

    Good luck.

  • #6
    notmtwain wrote:

    The computer games are not set up to allow loading of saved games.

     

    The game can be loaded into an analysis board and there is an option from there to play the postion against the computer. Icon looks like this playhand.png

  • #7
    Martin_Stahl wrote:

    The game can be loaded into an analysis board and there is an option from there to play the postion against the computer. Icon looks like this 

     

    I see the icon at

    >Chess.com>play

     

    Can you tell me what steps I need to follow to load an existing game from PGN?

    Is there a wiki explaining how to use the site?

     

  • #8
    notmtwain wrote:

    Can I leave the browser window open for a long time then - Like a day and still come back?

    Well you could have, until fairly recently. But I have had to sign in multiple times a day in recent weeks and that might force a refresh. The only thing to do is give it a try.

     

    Thanks. I did leave it open for 12 hours and I was able to carry on playing and the computer continued playing too. so that is workaround.

     

  • #9
    Heinkel111 wrote:
    Martin_Stahl wrote:

    The game can be loaded into an analysis board and there is an option from there to play the postion against the computer. Icon looks like this 

     

    I see the icon at

    >Chess.com>play

     

    Can you tell me what steps I need to follow to load an existing game from PGN?

    Is there a wiki explaining how to use the site?

     

     

    There are some help articles but not for everything possible. https://support.chess.com/

    Chess.com also has some videos on YouTube with site tutorials.

     

    Anyway, if you have the PGN of a game that you want to finish against the computer, go to Learn > Analysis. There, you will create your position by using Load PGN (or you can set up the board or paste in a FEN string with the other options). The engine turns on by default so you may want to quickly turn it off, so you don't get any ideas/hints for the game grin.png

     

    Once your position is loaded, you click on the icon I mentioned; it is the last of the ones under the buttons and the tool-tip is Finish Vs Computer. By default, I believe you play the person on the move in the game.

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  • #10

    ^Absolutely brilliant.

    Works a treat.

    Thanks very much!

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