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  Is 'play through' technically cheating?




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Mon Oct 29 2018 6:45AM | edited: 6:52:41 | MsgID: 19788746


Originally posted by: "2pieR"
I've been in Chessworld for pretty much 14 years and on most games I use 'play through'.
Mainly to keep track of the moves I've made but also to try out a next move and the possible response moves of my opponent.
Now, going by my rating, I've clearly not gained any advantage from this facility, but is it cheating?
When you see the great chess players sitting opposite each other over a chess board they don't say: "Hang on a minute, I just want to play through the moves."
Or do they?
I do believe that on occasions they take a break and disappear into a back room to discuss possible scenarios with their advisers.
So I ask, have I been cheating or consulting with my advisers?




When I first started playing postal chess a million years ago, I read a book that suggested playing through your games before you make a move, just to get back in the "flow" of things. And even now, I do that if I feel kind of lost in the position currently on the board.







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Sun Oct 28 2018 11:20PM | MsgID: 19788744


No it's not cheating. This is the successor to postal chess, where you can play through various possibilities before committing to a move. The only real cheating here is using a computer to make your moves.







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Sun Oct 28 2018 12:17PM | MsgID: 19788729


I've been in Chessworld for pretty much 14 years and on most games I use 'play through'.
Mainly to keep track of the moves I've made but also to try out a next move and the possible response moves of my opponent.
Now, going by my rating, I've clearly not gained any advantage from this facility, but is it cheating?
When you see the great chess players sitting opposite each other over a chess board they don't say: "Hang on a minute, I just want to play through the moves."
Or do they?
I do believe that on occasions they take a break and disappear into a back room to discuss possible scenarios with their advisers.
So I ask, have I been cheating or consulting with my advisers?