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When should you allow a take back?

takeback should be allowed in case of mouseslip, takeback are not the part of OTB chess bcz theres no mousip in that case, but in online chess takeback should be allowed

I usually play on a tablett. 15 + 15, so I have enough time, still I get my thick finger on the wrong square freguently. That is why I do not play on my account.

@isolatedpawnn consider using mouse as part of you online skill just like choosing a move. If mouse slip bad enough I just resign. My bad should not bother opponent with it

@petri999 this is no official fide tournament people play chess here for fun and enjoyment (not all but mostly) so i always accept takeback incase of mouseslip its just happen by accident and i dont want to win by my opponent making a mouslip that feels very unfair to me.

You should never allow takebacks! What do you think this is, a motherf*****g game??!!

@petri999 Although it can disturb the oppositions train of thought, if they were really disturbed by takebacks, they would disable in settings. As far as takebacks go, you request for it. The opposition has all power to accept or decline your takeback, and have the choice to disable it in settings.

Do not grant, do not ask for, switch it off in the profile.

To avoid losing slow games to mouseslips, lichess has a nice feature called "move confirmation", where after you make your move you have a chance to look at it to make sure it is indeed the move that you intended to make.
If you choose not to use this feature, why should you be able to use your opponent's time to finish thinking about your move and ask to take it back?
What if golfers, after the ball makes a "plop!" in the pond, could say "Oops, can I just try again?"? The rules specify that this golfer must take a stroke penalty.
Or if a football (soccer) goalie jumps the wrong way on a penalty stroke, "Oops, it was obvious that I wanted to jump the other way, can we please re-do that one?"

In a game of chess, you are accountable for your moves, and checking whether the move is a blunder is something you are supposed to do on your time, not after you made a move.

A rated game is a game which determines your level and there are points at stake, so it should be played as if you were in a tournament, so no takebacks there.
In casual games, it really doesn't matter, so I see no problem with accepting takebacks if it is desired. For this reason, in the preferences there is an option labelled "takebacks in casual games only".

I usually allow - and even offer - a takeback when it's an obvious mouse slip from the opponent. Unless I play in a team tournament where the end justifies the means.

@Allonautilus, a fair argument. Such a feature is useful. But as far as I am concerned, we can block takebacks from settings. Therefore, if you really care about time, remove the takeback requests from settings then.

You analogies are super hyperbole false and unrealistic. Unlike golf, Lichess offers this takeback mechanic. Unlike Football, Lichess offers this takeback mechanic. As far as I am concerned, comparing an online game to any physical activity is seriously farfetched and outright ludicrous. Sure, I understand why some don't accept takebacks, but your reasons seem very... stuck up. I can't mouse-slip on a football pitch. My intention in the net would be to block the ball from coming in. The oppositions aim is to get the ball in the net. If you could redo that, you would have an infinite loop of redoing the same first goal over and over and over and over and over again. Golf is slightly different, but you said yourself, there is a rule which says otherwise. Chess doesn't have this fixed rule, and can be played in many different ways. Look at the variants for example. As far as I am concerned (last time I say that I swear), Lichess allows us to takeback our moves, and our opposition is more than able to disable them in settings. Don't bother arguing ignorance of such a feature, as one could argue ignorance of the move confirmation.

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