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  1. 13 Apr '09 19:06
    what's to stop somebody from using chess software or a chess computer to cheat? Sadatnajafi, rated 2288, was thrown out of the tournament in Dubai for cheating. What a disgrace.
  2. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    13 Apr '09 20:02
    Originally posted by MrMartin
    what's to stop somebody from using chess software or a chess computer to cheat? Sadatnajafi, rated 2288, was thrown out of the tournament in Dubai for cheating. What a disgrace.
    you are right - a disgrace - i have never understood the need to cheat at chess - i suk - i know i suk - cheating would just make me feel worse lol

    i presume your main question was asking about this site in particular - you are right that there is nothing to stop someone from doing it

    BUT if any suspicion is raised, then the mods WILL check the games against the most common engines and anyone with "too high" a match on the engine moves will be banned from the site.

    has happened many times and will no doubt happen again soon.
  3. 13 Apr '09 21:11
    http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2008/04/another-chess-cheater-caught.html
    that rat bastage! He was 2301 (probably cheated to get there too)

    There's nothing stopping anyone from cheating on this site, except us. We must be vigilant! If you see somebody cheating then let the admins know.
  4. 13 Apr '09 21:33
    cheating is cool
  5. 15 Apr '09 22:42
    I find it hard to believe that many people cheat in quick games ... like 5/5 ... as this would be like some bizarre form of data entry ...

    However I guess on here ... have just started playing correspondance it could be a problem ...I think there should be room for computer aided cheess ... why not? But obviously it should be marked as such ....

    I used to play on site called chess21 which is now closed but it had boxes for all sort of options like that... ( computer.. bindfold etc)
  6. 16 Apr '09 02:00
    "I used to play on site called chess21 which is now closed...."

    I think that answers the questions put forward in this thread.
  7. 16 Apr '09 14:00
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "I used to play on site called chess21 [b]which is now closed...."

    I think that answers the questions put forward in this thread.[/b]
    Chess21 merged with ICC
  8. 16 Apr '09 21:30 / 1 edit
    chess 21 was very popular as discussed it merged with ICC and is not free anymore
  9. 04 May '09 07:57
    I got banned from a site where I was accused of playing like a computer a few years back. It was pretty funny since one of the games I blundered a queen and another one a piece. I never did quite understand just how they came to the conclusion given the time limit was something like 10-15 minutes per game. Apparently he was watching a game in progress and interrupted me in the middle of it. I was rather offended given the quality of the opponent and the speed I was playing. (Ever try quick time limits with a touchpad with a klunky Java app? Gah!)

    From what I can gather it's not around anymore and was just starting up at the time.
  10. 07 May '09 01:38
    "what's to stop somebody from using chess software or a chess computer to cheat?"

    who knows...

    ppl in redhotblitz use opening databases all the time.

    then brag during the games according to the win percentage of certain moves..or even activate an engine during the game and believe you me they start talking smack...as if they think they are actually fooling their opponents

    its cheap

    even a complete moron can win some games if they recieve a helping hand getting into sneaky waters

    me? i refuse to cheat. I can play for hours and lose royally only to play for another hour at a time...i enjoy the mental challenge

    i am able live with my lowly skills. I know that i will improve over time.

    but some guys have to live with the fact that they had to cheat to win-that they just werent good enough...

    legit regards
  11. 07 May '09 01:44
    let me just add to that

    memroizing the openings is one thing-learning the rule of thumb because you accidentally created an opening trap thats been around for eons is something entirely different and will ultimately advance one in their game ( over time )far greater than than one who relys on cheating to win
  12. 07 May '09 09:22 / 2 edits
    How can I find that my opponent is cheating?
    And if I found it,what should Ido?
  13. 07 May '09 18:30
    Originally posted by orumiaz
    How can I find that my opponent is cheating?
    And if I found it,what should Ido?
    A wee green light comes on.
  14. Standard member Traveling Again
    I'm 1/4 Ninja
    07 May '09 18:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b] A wee green light comes on.[/b]
  15. 07 May '09 19:03
    Originally posted by orumiaz
    How can I find that my opponent is cheating?
    And if I found it,what should Ido?
    All joking aside, try the FAQ fairplay ticket. Do not, under any circumstances, start a public slanging match. We are bored of those.