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alice02 48 ( +1 | -1 )
conditional moves - chackmate If a series of forced moves result in checkmate and are set as conditional moves - will the checkmate sign show next to the move? I certainly shows the check sign.

I dont want to discuss a current game - but I carefully entered the conditional moves thinking i had checkmate - and it didnt show the checkmate sign against the move.

So now I am worried there is some clever move that I havent seen - so I really want to know if the checkmate sign shows.
alberlie 9 ( +1 | -1 )
No, the checkmate symbol (#) isn't shown. However, double- and triplechecking definitely doesn't hurt... :o))
alice02 4 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks thanks very much alberlie:)
sirtgl 30 ( +1 | -1 )
When you enter the conditional moves and assume the situation is a checkmate, try moving all the opponents pieces, one at a time. If the game really is a checkmate, the conditional moves won't allow you to move anything. This way you will also find if there really is some clever move to block the checkmate.

luckypawn 11 ( +1 | -1 )
if it turns out, there IS a clever move Then you can just erase the conditional move before it's too late (before your opponent plays)
pawntificator 25 ( +1 | -1 )
What if you have a forced series of moves that leads to checkmate? If you enter them conditionally, does it end the game automatically? Probably not, I would guess. You must give your opponent the chance to discover the impending doom for himself.
anaxagoras 16 ( +1 | -1 )
Right, the opponent must play out the sequence for the game to end. I sometimes do not use conditional moves for a tactical sequence because it can tip your opponent off that you're up to something.
sirtgl 12 ( +1 | -1 )
The conditional moves now shows if the situation is a checkmate. Another good example of how this site is continuously improved.

alice02 13 ( +1 | -1 )
sirtgl thanks Thanks for posting this. It is so rare for me to devise a conditional checkmate that I wouldn't have found out unless you posted:)
alice02 19 ( +1 | -1 )
sirtgl ps I have been carefully studying the game in the picture in your profile. I'm sure your dog would be far too honourable to cheat - but I really cannot understand how the position on the board developed:)

bob2 16 ( +1 | -1 )
Surely The site shouldn't show you if it is checkmate.
Especially if you have the option to change your move.

The site would be helping you to make your move.
misato 13 ( +1 | -1 )
alice02 It is not "his" dog, it's pixie_poodle - probably during a post-mortem-analysis.
wolstoncroft1 18 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes it does I set a series of conditional moves, only two that were forced to mate, and checkmate appears spelled out after the checkmate move is submitted underneath the last move.
sirtgl 86 ( +1 | -1 )
alice, I'd really like to know how he managed to get me in that situation, but unfortunately I don't speak dog. The thing is, I thought it would be funny to teach my dog how to play, and every time he beat me I gave him a cookie. Sadly, he has a neverending appetite. :)

bob, I agree that the new improvement is helping the players, as does the conditional moves in general, as it allows me to check what pieces the opponent can move to block an attack to his/her king and I definitely should have used that possibility in a few of my recent games. Usually I'm just too lazy to use that feature for checking out my moves, so I use it only in obvious situations. But then again, if this is what Mike has decided to add, then it is within the rules of site and I guess we are all free to use that option. As always, everybody makes their own choice in how they want to play, with or without help from anybody.
sirtgl 27 ( +1 | -1 )
I had to try what happens in a stalemate...

It seems that also a stalemate is shown, not as a stalemate but a checkmate! It seems that the system only checks if there are any legal moves. If there aren't, it thinks it's a checkmate even though it is really a stalemate.

So beware.
tugger 25 ( +1 | -1 )
i sometimes use conditional moves to trick my opponent into thinking i'm up to something, when really i'm just trying to gain a psychological advantage. and, of course, i use it for moves when i do have a plan. it's all about keeping your opponent guessing.