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Reply #7 - 03/06/11 at 12:41:05
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TalJechin wrote on 03/06/11 at 12:36:46:
Do the rules mention anything about whether consulting books and databases, or discussing positions with friends etc are allowed?

Or for that matter, do the rules mention if it's allowed to sit down while you ponder your move? There could be people who are still standing up while analysing and that might affect their performance negatively...

I asked my national delegate at ICCF about this - anything is allowed. Even posting your games here or sending them to the moon  Wink
  
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Do the rules mention anything about whether consulting books and databases, or discussing positions with friends etc are allowed?

Or for that matter, do the rules mention if it's allowed to sit down while you ponder your move? There could be people who are still standing up while analysing and that might affect their performance negatively...
  
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Reply #5 - 03/06/11 at 12:35:53
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ReneDescartes wrote on 03/06/11 at 12:23:52:
Doesn't that leave a situation where some players don't use computers while others do, yet there is no accounting or accommodation made for this gross disadvantage? Or is anyone who doesn't use one just relegated to being rated much lower in the face of masses who do, so that players self-segregate, in effect? Or is it that everyone does but no one says so publicly? Or does no one know? All of those alternatives seem rather unpleasant to me.

Indeed (and this really astonishes me) some players don't use computers on ICCF - I played some corr. games where I simply won after some 15 moves cause my opponent blundered a piece.

As a matter of fact you have to use a computer on ICCF to compete - and if only for blunder check. I don't want to start a new discussion here about using comps and if only comps play the games, if people with stronger engines win and so on - certainly corr. chess is more a mastery of analysis than playing the game. And if you invest more time in this analysis you have better chances to win - I once read in a New in Chess Yearbook that a corr. player spent 200 hours on 1 move!

I am a working person, who plays otb and corr. chess - I know that my success is limited by various factors, but my fun not!
  
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Doesn't that leave a situation where some players don't use computers while others do, yet there is no accounting or accommodation made for this gross disadvantage? Or is anyone who doesn't use one just relegated to being rated much lower in the face of masses who do, so that players self-segregate, in effect? Or is it that everyone does but no one says so publicly? Or does no one know? All of those alternatives seem rather unpleasant to me.
  
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Reply #3 - 03/06/11 at 11:37:21
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kevinfat wrote on 03/06/11 at 04:48:56:
You sure that iccf allows computers? I heard that they don't allow computers but don't make any effort to offically enforce no computers.


ICCF rules make no mention of computers at all.

Presumably because:
a) to ban them would be pointless since it would be completely unenforceable.
b) to say that players can use computers would seem to be encouraging them.
  

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Re: Correspondence Chess Websites?
Reply #2 - 03/06/11 at 04:48:56
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MNb wrote on 03/06/11 at 03:06:46:
That's weird, because the thread on the chesspub team is not that far away. And we play at the biggest corr chess server around:

http://www.iccf-webchess.com/

You sure that iccf allows computers? I heard that they don't allow computers but don't make any effort to offically enforce no computers.
  
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Re: Correspondence Chess Websites?
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That's weird, because the thread on the chesspub team is not that far away. And we play at the biggest corr chess server around:

http://www.iccf-webchess.com/
  

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03/05/11 at 22:44:45
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What is a comprehensive list of correspondence websites which allow computers?

I know of only www.ficgs.com
  
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