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  1. 09 May '07 20:21
    Do you reckon you can tell when your opponent is using a computer package to aid his game? I am not sure. But I am left wondering why people who do that bother to log on to a site like this. God knows, I am getting fed up with getting stuffed but I couldn`t derive any satisafaction from beating someone by using a computer. What`s the point?
  2. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    09 May '07 20:40
    Originally posted by Millwall Bill
    Do you reckon you can tell when your opponent is using a computer package to aid his game? I am not sure. But I am left wondering why people who do that bother to log on to a site like this. God knows, I am getting fed up with getting stuffed but I couldn`t derive any satisafaction from beating someone by using a computer. What`s the point?
    Not much point in trying to get into the heads of the crazy psychos who feel that their self esteem can be built through cheating. We'll never understand it.
  3. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    09 May '07 20:46
    I agree totally with ih8sens (who battled bravely and honestly against me a little over a week ago!)

    I can't always tell during a game (though I entertain grave suspicions from time to time!) Sometimes, though, I get a friend of mine to replay my moves against a computer. More than once she has come up with a >80% match with my opponent's moves. Two of these creatures have been banned in the last 6 months, presumably because somebody else grassed them up to the game mods. I'll never 'tell' on anyone, though, as I think that being a cheat is its own reward, and very, very sad. I'd much prefer to play a good game, lose it, and learn something, rather than get my name on the first pages of the leader-board here.
  4. 09 May '07 23:00
    Originally posted by Millwall Bill
    Do you reckon you can tell when your opponent is using a computer package to aid his game? I am not sure. But I am left wondering why people who do that bother to log on to a site like this. God knows, I am getting fed up with getting stuffed but I couldn`t derive any satisafaction from beating someone by using a computer. What`s the point?
    You've only played 7 games, have a provisional rating in the 1000's, so you must have been "stuffed" on every game by a prog if you're any good.
  5. Standard member Fleabitten
    Love thy bobblehead
    10 May '07 00:32
    Originally posted by Mathurine
    I'll never 'tell' on anyone, though, as I think that being a cheat is its own reward, and very, very sad. I'd much prefer to play a good game, lose it, and [b]learn something, rather than get my name on the first pages of the leader-board here.[/b]
    Please don't take this as a criticism, but don't you think it's only fair to the other members of RHP (those playing legitimately), to report something so suspicious (the >80% matches, I mean) to the mods?
  6. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    10 May '07 07:02
    Originally posted by Fleabitten
    Please don't take this as a criticism, but don't you think it's only fair to the other members of RHP (those playing legitimately), to report something so suspicious (the >80% matches, I mean) to the mods?
    Point taken. I will do that in future. These people get found out sooner or later, anyway.
  7. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    10 May '07 12:52
    Originally posted by Mathurine
    Point taken. I will do that in future. These people get found out sooner or later, anyway.
    But better sooner rather than later.
  8. 10 May '07 15:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Millwall Bill
    Do you reckon you can tell when your opponent is using a computer package to aid his game? I am not sure. But I am left wondering why people who do that bother to log on to a site like this. God knows, I am getting fed up with getting stuffed but I couldn`t derive any satisafaction from beating someone by using a computer. What`s the point?
    your results could reflect your true chess abilities. you should note that there are many here who have played and studied chess for decades and know much more chess than you realize.
  9. 10 May '07 19:35
    I have no evidence that I have ever played against anyone using outside help. In fact I don`t think I have. But it is an issue that has surfaced on other threads and puzzles me as to how people get suspicious in the first place. I am perfectly happy to accept that results reflect ability in my case.
  10. 10 May '07 20:34
    Originally posted by Millwall Bill
    I have no evidence that I have ever played against anyone using outside help. In fact I don`t think I have. But it is an issue that has surfaced on other threads and puzzles me as to how people get suspicious in the first place. I am perfectly happy to accept that results reflect ability in my case.
    Well, as another crap chess player (no offense intended btw, it's taken me about nine months to even level out at my current rating) I can say that if anyone using an engine needs to play someone anywhere near our level to win, their engine is useless. I can download free engines all day long that will whoop me and everyone I play against. It's probably the only benefit of being crap at chess on a chess site - you don't have to worry about cheats.
  11. 10 May '07 20:42
    Originally posted by st00p1dfac3
    Well, as another crap chess player (no offense intended btw, it's taken me about nine months to even level out at my current rating) I can say that if anyone using an engine needs to play someone anywhere near our level to win, their engine is useless. I can download free engines all day long that will whoop me and everyone I play against. It's probabl ...[text shortened]... e only benefit of being crap at chess on a chess site - you don't have to worry about cheats.
    I`ll drink to that.