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  1. USA
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    23 Nov '12 08:162 edits
    Hello! I haven't played on RHP since 2009. Back then, blitz was in beta, Akizy/weyerstrauss were the top players, and clubs were completely new. How have things changed since then?
  2. Standard memberRevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
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    23 Nov '12 08:361 edit
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    Hello! I haven't played on RHP since 2009. Back then, blitz was in beta, Akizy/weyerstrauss were the top players, and clubs were completely new. How have things changed since then?
    Well, Akizy just upped and left, and Ronald was banned a couple of years ago..the clubs have taken off and the clans are in decline...and, hmmmm, Blitz is as it was...mostly quiet lol..
    Edit: Of note, the clubs make up 'maybe' a good 50% of all tourney's now ( private affairs by the zillion ! )..so YES, how things have changed !!
  3. Subscribercoquette
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    23 Nov '12 22:55
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    Well, Akizy just upped and left, and Ronald was banned a couple of years ago..the clubs have taken off and the clans are in decline...and, hmmmm, Blitz is as it was...mostly quiet lol..
    Edit: Of note, the clubs make up 'maybe' a good 50% of all tourney's now ( private affairs by the zillion ! )..so YES, how things have changed !!
    really? i hadn't notice any of these, except for our #1 player getting banned
  4. Dublin Ireland
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    23 Nov '12 22:57
    Originally posted by coquette
    really? i hadn't notice any of these, except for our #1 player getting banned
    Why was he banned?????
  5. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 Nov '12 23:03
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Why was he banned?????
    Engine use.
  6. Dublin Ireland
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    23 Nov '12 23:05
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Engine use.
    How would you know if someone was using one???
  7. SubscriberKewpie
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    23 Nov '12 23:07
    Telepathy. You can't read the mind of an engine.
  8. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    23 Nov '12 23:07
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    How would you know if someone was using one???
    You can smell the gas fumes.
  9. Dublin Ireland
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    23 Nov '12 23:09
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    You can smell the gas fumes.
    Well done CP.

    Was it a Mack or a Peterbuilt?

    Did I spell that correctly?
  10. USA
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    23 Nov '12 23:11
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    How would you know if someone was using one???
    I think there are game moderators that review the games of the player in question looking for matching engine moves (I could be wrong though)
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 Nov '12 23:18
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    How would you know if someone was using one???
    Matching the moves of a player under suspicion with moves generated by a computer.
  12. Dublin Ireland
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    23 Nov '12 23:22
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Matching the moves of a player under suspicion with moves generated by a computer.
    Supposing you were just an excellent player?
    Would it not be difficult to prove?
  13. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 Nov '12 23:27
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Supposing you were just an excellent player?
    Would it not be difficult to prove?
    It is difficult to prove. The match rate has to be quite high.. superhuman in a sense.
  14. SubscriberKewpie
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    23 Nov '12 23:30
    The game moderators are long gone. The task's now left to anyone who gets obsessive enough about a particular player to put in all the hard work of making a case. Then nobody will do anything anyway.
  15. Standard membersmw6869
    Granny
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    23 Nov '12 23:33
    Any player with a green light behind his name is most likely an engine user......FACT!



    GRANNY,
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