Originally posted by MontyMoose
Rookus sent you these games? Without your knowledge? They arrived at your in-box as finished? There was never a trash can icon for them? Troublesome scam if all of that is true.
This is true.
You can easily set up a position that has a mate in one in it. Challenge anyone available with this position and the game is going. Then make the lethal move and you have won the game. Your opponent was defeated without even knowing that the game was going.
This is certainly true. It has been done before, and subsequently discussed in the fourum. However, the rating is not influenced, only the win/lost statistics. Indeed troublesome!