Originally posted by FlyingWolf
Moves in one of my 11 current games is typically characterised by me moving every few hours (rarely less than that), whilst my opponent moves literally within seconds of mine. On the basis he or she has got better things to do than sit in front of a computer screen waiting on my and others every move (and my 'player active' icon is deactivated), is it lik ...[text shortened]... y my opponent is using some sort of chess computer? If so, what can/should I do?
Maybe, maybe not. You can't count on the speed of your opponent's replies as the measure. I often respond instantly to moves from my opponent. That's mainly because I play really fast stupid moves.
Personally, I could care less. If I have a good fair chess game, then I don't care whether it's a human brain or a computer making the other moves. So what? It's not the Tour de France or the World Football Championship, right?
So, are you playing a computer?
Well, if your opponent is playing really fast, then is your opponent playing consistently at a certain level? You might be playing a computer if your opponent has played 1200 level chess for two years and suddenly starts making tactical moves like a grandmaster. Think like a detective.
Last, keep it to yourself, unless it's a tournament game, a clan match, a league or some other small meaningless reason to complain.
If you do choose to complain, just send feedback and alert the RHP admins. They will compare the player's moves to the popular engines and rate the likelihood of the game getting a computer assist. Frankly, though, I can't imagine anyone caring until we start looking at championships.
It's the same as the professional championships. They only test the winning horses of a horserace.