Why Pro Chess Players Write Down Their Moves… 22.11.2023 Post navigation PreviousNext 30 Comments When I was active in the USCF, a ranked game had to be at least SD/30 time controls, and my understanding was that you had to write down all of the game moves unless you had less than five minutes on the clock. Mind you, that understanding may have been flawed. There also wasn't really per-move increment in tournaments, so yeah. Reply I have to say, on clocked games, it's shit, especially if it was blitz or bullet Reply They're just doing that to you so you can run down your timer faster Reply Or make a board with sensors and have a computer do all the work so you can just focus on the match Reply What if a player can't write? Reply Don't think it has to do with cheating with all those cameras there. Reply One camera and laptop can do that job over very little time cheaper than the stacks of paper. FIDA seems like a worthless incompetent PoS. Should just start using a trustworthy and competent source. Meanwhile chess is as rtrdd as checkers. Reply How about just hire someone to write down each player's moves. Hire two if it's too hard. Guess FIDE is on a strict budget. Reply they're literally being recorded now, it's makes no sense to write them down now Reply HIS?!?! Shouldn't it be THEY/THEM/THEY'RE Reply Chess is better when the move is allowed, as long as the piece doesn’t get caughtIf it’s caught then the piece is immediately disqualified (pawn upgrade also).. you would only cheat because the piece would eventually get stuck or die so if the cheat is noticed by the player it goes, otherwise the game goes on Reply Just make tournament digital Reply But like ure recording it… Reply Yes, I do. Reply "cheapest", that's the keyword. There are magnetic pieces which can obey to the timer. About 50 to 200 bucks and you can have one, but yea, lets go with the 5 dollars table and make them stop to take notes. Damn. Reply This is stupid. We have cameras and make a board that counts for you. No need to write down every your move 😂 walk with progress not bringing something stupid cause that’s tradition. Disqualify. 😂 why? False start at Olympics disqualification and so on. Stop nonsense stupid traditions. Play the game the way modern world works. You wanna check the best of the best great give everyone the chance to prove it. They ain’t there to write down anything. Their job is to play the game that’s it Reply I think just make some busy😂 not seriously to hard thinking Reply wrong. You will not get disqualified. You lose the game. Reply Imagine if we had like this thing that could watch the game and then u could look at it again later Oh wait Reply Me:*writhing down my move*My friend: we playing chess not a turn base rpg Reply Writing is waste bullet chess it cant Reply Players also discuss their moves after the match, they sit down and ask why did you do this and that, so the two players go through the game together to help improve. I played a lot of chess and had 1800 fide at 15, this improves gameplay a lot Reply So basically you can lose solely by writing too slow Reply bro really said ‘top players’ like every person who’s ever played in a tournament before knows this 😂😂 Reply So i guess i am a professional chess player then. Its mandatory in classical amateur chess aswell.Its also great, because you can analyze the game afterwards and slowly build up a database with all your otb games Reply I don't understand that number though with that small box Reply Cool edit , that cheat was disgusting af Reply I have never played chess . It looks like a really hard game Reply what a poor game Reply imagine having to write down move while it's 10 second left. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.