We are a group who will adhere to rules of fair play, and, so called "old fashioned" principles. We do not believe once a game has started, any reference books (open books, databases. outside help etc, incl. Analysis Board and Conditional Moves) should be used. If you like to play as though you are face to face with your opponent you may enjoy being a member of CoT, we do ask you not to apply unless you feel you have the time to be an ACTIVE MEMBER, and do not join and then take no part in the daily Group notes and forums. On application a list of rules and expectations will be sent to you, and you will be challenged to a few games by our members, so please adjust your settings so you can receive these, otherwise we will deny access, if you are accepted, and can accept our rules, you will become a member of CoT. (Do Not Add (Please-CoT OTB to your name until you are accepted as a member) Applicants must have been a member of Chess.com for at least 3 months, (People who join an excessive number of Groups need not apply) also minimum of 20 daily chess games played and completed, timeouts in Daily Matches will also be checked.