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  1. 14 Dec '07 08:57
    what should i do if i suspect my opponent of using an engine????(he was mediocre and now all of a sudden he plays like kasparov!!!!!)
  2. 14 Dec '07 09:00
    With respect, if he's rated below 1500 he's not using an engine - trust me.
  3. 14 Dec '07 12:43
    Originally posted by MissOleum
    With respect, if he's rated below 1500 he's not using an engine - trust me.
    If you'd catch someone like User 168990 at the beginning of the ascent, you'd get exactly what LLW51276 describes. However, there are several other possible reasons. For example, the player could have played carelessly at the beginning of the game and then started to think more about the moves and maybe use the analyse board. Or xe just got lucky with some moves. Or the moves were not actually very good, but looked very good to LLW51276 - I doubt a 1100 really can tell the difference between mediocre and Kasparov-like play all the time (actually I don't think I always can, and my rating is around 1700).

    Anyway, if you have good reason to suspect engine move, send feedback (link at the bottom of the page), giving as much information as possible (tell them which game / moves made you suspicious and why).
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    14 Dec '07 14:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MissOleum
    With respect, if he's rated below 1500 he's not using an engine - trust me.
    I'm not trusting you on that point. If a player starts at 1100 or so and suddenly starts climbing near 1500 they very well could be using an engine.

    If they are a steady 1500, they could also be using engine on limited situations, avoiding climbing to 2000 by dumping games.

    Trust me.

    P-
  5. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    14 Dec '07 19:04
    Originally posted by LLW51276
    what should i do if i suspect my opponent of using an engine????(he was mediocre and now all of a sudden he plays like kasparov!!!!!)
    let's see some of your games