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Re: Re: Conditionals

Hi Gary:

A strong player should be able to predict the replies and conditional moves of his opponent and be prepared.

Very well said. I might also add that conditionals have always been part of correspondence chess - it is nothing new.

Heaven forbid that ICCF players should have to face some pressure in their chess games. If that were the case, it might actually resemble a competition, instead of who can not think about the game (no doubt while being "busy") the longest...

Having said that, I personally do not care one way or the other about conditionals. I can understand someone not wanting to have to deal with a bunch of them, but see no problem with a limit of a couple, or, having an option where a player can "opt in" to them - with the default being no conditionals. That would satisfy everyone, wouldn't it?

John

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