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  1. Northamptonshire, UK
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    04 Jul '13 15:05
    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 likely my opponent is using some sort of chess computer? If so, what can/should I do?

    FlyingWolf
  2. Subscribercoquette
    Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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    04 Jul '13 15:23
    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?

    FlyingWolf
    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.
  3. Northamptonshire, UK
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    04 Jul '13 16:34
    Ok, thanks for the advice.
  4. Donationmwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
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    04 Jul '13 16:40
    Do you seriously suspect your opponent is using a chess engine?
    If so then go here ---> FAQ , and follow the instructions.
  5. Standard memberChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    American West
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    04 Jul '13 17:23
    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?

    FlyingWolf
    Play less predictable moves, so the conditional moves he is using won't kick in.
    Get an phone app that tells you when you have new email, and then make sure email notifications are enabled here.

    derp
  6. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    05 Jul '13 14:06
    Don't forget there are some players on the site, myself included, that are in front of a screen for most of their waking hours. Not all of us have a life. There are others who are aiming for the Most Active Player title, who may have 1000 games on the go.
  7. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
    Linkenheim
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    05 Jul '13 14:20
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Don't forget there are some players on the site, myself included, that are in front of a screen for most of their waking hours. Not all of us have a life. There are others who are aiming for the Most Active Player title, who may have 1000 games on the go.
    Actually being online a few hours a day but moving quite fast keeps me on page 1.
  8. Subscriberdivegeester
    Racist, apparently
    Dumnonia
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    05 Jul '13 17:51
    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?

    FlyingWolf
    Take a note of their name, send them a shltty email and then resign in a fit of righteous freedom. Then go down the pub and meet some females who like a bit of mate in one.
  9. Standard memberFrank Burns
    Great Big Stees
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    06 Jul '13 15:28
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Play less predictable moves, so the conditional moves he is using won't kick in.
    Get an phone app that tells you when you have new email, and then make sure email notifications are enabled here.

    derp
    I do play less than predictable moves. They're all bad ones...
  10. Joined
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    06 Jul '13 16:13
    I keep getting killed whilst playing 'COD Black Ops 2' I strongly suspect that I am playing a computer.😳
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