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Why is taking notes that encourage oneself illegal in chess?

Another reason why all notes are prohibited is that it's easy to sneak forbidden content into text by encrypting it. Something like this stuff, where the word shark encodes the square f4. In a ...
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How isn't a time management extension cheating / unethical?

This is an edge case for fairness ethics, where chess.com has decided the small advantage given by a move timer is acceptable. Actually, online chess has many small advantages: clicking on a piece ...
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How isn't a time management extension cheating / unethical?

You ask: how doesn't this actually 'help you with moves' ? But you answer this yourself: they do indirectly 'help you with moves' in that you make ANY move instead of no moves
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Why is taking notes that encourage oneself illegal in chess?

According to comments I made here 3 years ago I 'recently watched a video by anand, and then i drew my own inference that the rule of writing notes is to avoid signaling.' I can't find the video ...
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would a board for calculating "non-blindfold" help GMs in slow games?

I don't think scratch boards actually help that much for calculating for superGMs. Or at least I disagree that that's the reason why they're banned in OTB games. I believe this is just to limit the ...
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How isn't a time management extension cheating / unethical?

I can't believe chess.com allows this. How isn't a time management extension, such as the above, cheating / unethical? Chess.com do not implement the FIDE Laws of Chess on their site. For instance 3-...
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