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  1. 01 Oct '17 23:33
    After ten years playing on this site I'm close to leaving due to cheats. Why isn't anything done about it?
  2. 02 Oct '17 13:03
    What is the nature of the cheating you are referring to? Engine use? How do you know when someone is cheating?
  3. 02 Oct '17 14:48 / 1 edit
    Hi neilarini,

    It does happen but I'd say over 1900 and upwards.

    You will notice how few games above that number I use in the blog
    and that thrives on errors.

    I can assure you the majority under that level play clean chess
    (or the computers they are using must be the 1K ZX81 which
    basically played legal moves and nothing more.)

    If in doubt PM me the game, I'll give it the once over and if
    I smell silicon I'll pass it onto one of the head hunters for a match up.

    Very hard to prove on one game. I think the site now views cheats
    not with contempt but with pity. What is the point, there is no money involved.

    Also banning them proved a bit fruitless, they came back under a new tag
    only this time wiser (you catch me again) and with a grudge.
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    Dave
    02 Oct '17 17:57
    Originally posted by @neilarini
    After ten years playing on this site I'm close to leaving due to cheats. Why isn't anything done about it?
    Cheating is very difficult to prove which is why the admins can't do much about it.
    Also as Jeff says, there's nothing to stop them applying under a different name and starting over if they're banned
    There's two things you can do on a personal level.Either ignore it and treat the game as a learning excersise or just resign.
  5. 02 Oct '17 19:04 / 1 edit
    I'd say some below 1900 will use the computer to find moves if they really want to win. It is human nature, but if they did it much their rating should be much higher than say 1300. As you said, more like 2000.