Ambar Chatterjee
Engine Forbidden Tournaments


Engine-forbidden tournaments were started on AICCF Server from June 2018. Since then, a lot of our members are playing in these games.

Considering the 6-month period from August 2019 to January 2020, there were 23 tournaments started on AICCF webserver as follows:

Engine Allowed tournaments: 8 (Normal: 4, Rapid: 2, Blitz: 2)
Engine Forbidden tournaments: 15 (Championship: 1, Normal: 7, Rapid: 3, Blitz: 4)

Considering the 1-year period from 1st February 2019 to 1st February 2020, the number of completed games on AICCF Server have been as follows:

Engine Allowed Games Completed: 425
Engine Forbidden Games Completed: 530

These statistics show the increasing popularity trend of Engine forbidden games.


Conditional moves proposed by a player are presently visible to the opponent. Following requests from many users and after discussion in the WhatsApp group, we are planning to make conditional moves hidden. Software changes for this purpose are in an advanced stage of completion and testing.

Users may note that players using the Mobile Phone App, Your Move cannot make conditional moves. As we have mentioned from time to time, using the mobile phone app severely limits the facilities available on AICCF server. Using web browser from a PC/laptop gives the best experience. If web browser from your phone is not giving any problem, then for mobile phone users, this is the best option. However, it is known that AICCF Server operated from web browser on a mobile phone does not work on all types of phones. We are considering ways to improve the functionality.

There is a demand from users to introduce Live Chess on AICCF Webserver. Actually this does not go in line with AICCF aims of promoting correspondence chess. Still keeping in mind users’ wishes, we are considering this.