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Can I take back a bad move?
Can I take back a bad move?
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Do you wish you could take back a move while you play chess? You can... but only if you're playing a "Takeback" game in Daily Chess! There are no takebacks in Live Chess games.

Creating a Takeback Game

Takeback games are always unrated and provide a great tool for learners and those willing to act as guides.

Click "Play" in the left menu, then 'Custom Match' to see the options.

Be sure you have selected a Daily Game (1 day or more per move) or you will not see these options:

You must turn OFF the 'rated' toggle before you will be able to see the Allow Takebacks option

Once you have turned on Allow Takebacks, you can click 'Play' at the very bottom to find your match or send your challenge!

Using the Takeback Feature

In a Takeback game, the "Takeback" icon appears under the Move list.

Either player can click "Takeback" at any time:

  • When it is your move, clicking "takeback" undoes your opponent's previous move; it is their turn again. (Use the chat feature to tell your opponent why you think they should try something different.)

  • When it's not your move, clicking "takeback" will undo your previous move; it is now your turn again.

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