The seek command allows you to post an advertisement for a chess game of the specified type. The various parameters of the seek command are as follows:
|time||minutes to start with for each player [default: your Time variable setting]|
|inc||seconds added to each clock per move [default: your Inc variable setting]|
|rated/unrated||type of match; may be abbreviated by r and u [default: your Rated variable setting]|
|white/black||designated color you will have; may be abbreviated by w and b [default: no color specified]|
|wild #||wild chess variant, if any, such as wild 1, wild 2, wild fr, etc.; a shortcut for wild # is w#, but wild fr has no shortcut [default: regular chess]|
|atomic||atomic chess variant [default: regular chess]|
|auto/manual||indicates whether a game will start automatically when the ad is responded to, or if the person who placed the ad has the option to decline responses; may be abbreviated by a and m [default: auto start]|
|formula||indicates whether your formula will used to screen responses to your ad; may be abbreviated by f [default: formula is not checked]|
Note: If settings for time, inc or rated/unrated are not given, your
variables settings will be used.
Example A: if your variables settings have Time = 5, Inc = 0, and rated = 0 then typing seek would be the same as typing seek 5 0 u.
Example B: if your variables settings have Time = 5, Inc = 12, then typing seek 2 would be the same as typing seek 2 12.
When you place an ad, it will be displayed to users in this general format:
Hawk(2700) seeking 5 0 rated blitz [white] m ("play 2" to respond)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
See also: formula, limits, match, play, sought, unseek, variables, wild