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  1. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 03:54
    Check out hatamin. He's played the same person every game. The first is interesting as he leaves his queen undefended and mates on the next move. Can't see anyone falling for that.

    Admitedly he could be playing a friend but they fell for the same trick 5 times in a row.
  2. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 03:57
    And this one (two?)

    Game 616277
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 04:01
    Stanescu23 is definately a cheat!
  4. 03 Aug '04 04:16
    Hehe, that green bunny is so awesome. Look at him go!!!!! 😵😵😵 Hehe!
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 04:20
    Me and a buddy are going to set up a clan called the funky movers. All members must have a dancing avatar 😉

  6. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 04:25
    Right, these three people are the same person, no doubt about it.

    Stanescu23
    aligak
    hatamin
  7. Standard member GMF
    Neochristian Patzer
    03 Aug '04 04:28 / 1 edit
    Heh. Yeah, it does seem odd that he keeps winning with the exact same moves ( 1.e3 f6 2.d4 g5 3.Qh5# ) over and over. (What is that tricky opening they keep playing, anyway, the Kavorkian Defense, Pufferfish Variation??)

    At the same time, I'm not sure who this kind of 'cheating' hurts, other than the poor soul who does it. I mean, are the ratings for the game, or the game for the ratings? If like most people the game is what's important to you, then at worst what this person is doing is making themself look like they could take you in a game, when most likely they haven't a prayer. So challenge them. Hey, free rating points, right?

    😉

    Heh.
  8. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 04:31
    I agree with you, this doesn't really affect anyone but cheating should be discouraged at all times.
  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 04:37
    Just so there is no doubt, here is their only actual game...Game 596839. As you can see, white is a billion and a half miles away from being 1700+ rated.

    Add Osbornex and Shildt to that list!
  10. Standard member GMF
    Neochristian Patzer
    03 Aug '04 04:40
    Originally posted by marinakatomb
    I agree with you, this doesn't really affect anyone but cheating should be discouraged at all times.
    Good point. We're not really helping the kid if we say dishonesty's okay so long as it's only self-destructive.
  11. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 04:50
    We can add these profiles to the list...

    sashha
    alfor
    Williams
    winep
    nibimi
    altos
    tbon

    Man this kid has been busy!!!!
  12. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    03 Aug '04 05:02
    The complete list 😉

    sashha
    alfor
    Williams
    winep
    nibimi
    altos
    tbon
    Osbornex
    Shildt
    Stanescu23
    aligak
    hatamin

    If someone could delete these profiles, thanx 😉¬~

    James (guess who's doing a night shift and has run out of moves to make )
  13. Standard member NicolaiS
    Cannabist
    03 Aug '04 11:03
    The list is even longer ... and Russ has been notified about it a couple of days before.
  14. 03 Aug '04 21:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by GMF

    At the same time, I'm not sure who this kind of 'cheating' hurts, other than the poor soul who does it. I mean, are the ratings for the game, or the game for the ratings? If like most people the game is what's important to you, then at wo ...[text shortened]... So challenge them. Hey, free rating points, right?

    😉

    Heh.
    Actually, it's the free rating points that IS the harm this sort of cheating does. If someone with artificially inflated rating looses to an honest player, that honest player's rating will then be artificially inflated - not by much, but still.

    In this way, this sort of cheating distorts the accuracy of the rating system in general, and is thus not completely harmless.

    In the past, I think Russ has dropped cheaters like this, when caught, back down to 1200... so I guess this fate will be waiting for this particular cheat as well. 😀

    -Jarno
  15. Standard member Exy
    Damn fine Clan!
    03 Aug '04 22:06
    The sooner they introduce and email or IP confirmation system for new members the better.