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  1. 21 May '10 02:38
    The Chess Cube site is really cracking down on cheats now! I got this message when I logged in:

    "Fair-play monitoring now live!

    We're combatting players who get assistance during games and ruin your rating points. To prevent this we monitor:

    1) Users who leave chess cube frequently during a game
    2) Game moves and how they compare to engine moves
    3) A user's rating progress

    what will happen if you leave chess cube frequently during a game:

    We will warn you twice in the game
    After 2 warnings you are forced to resign
    Players who appear to be getting assistance will be blocked"
  2. 21 May '10 21:41 / 1 edit
    Well, I did think to myself when I saw they were giving out financial prizes that it was going to be a major magnet for the cheats of this world and there would need to be some way to try and combat them.

    whether it works or not remains to be seen, but chesscube has been quite a good site so far so I have some faith in their abilities.
  3. 22 May '10 08:49 / 1 edit
    I haven't heard of chess cube. Is it like Yahoo or like ICC? Do you use a special playing client or a javascript interface?
  4. 22 May '10 13:35
    Originally posted by homedepotov
    The Chess Cube site is really cracking down on cheats now! I got this message when I logged in:

    "Fair-play monitoring now live!

    We're combatting players who get assistance during games and ruin your rating points. To prevent this we monitor:

    1) Users who leave chess cube frequently during a game
    2) Game moves and how they compare to engine move ...[text shortened]... nings you are forced to resign
    Players who appear to be getting assistance will be blocked"
    They really put together a nice site at chesscube. They really do make improvements all the time, but getting a game with the time controls I want can be frustrating so I compromise to often. The chat area there is filled with a bunch of tards, but the admin respond quickly to inquiries and issues.
  5. Standard member theonecolin
    Theonecolin
    22 May '10 14:54
    Originally posted by enrico20
    [b]I haven't heard of chess cube.
    I had never heard either so thought i'd play a game over there ( i won which wa nice ) but they do warn if you move off site twice you have to resign - did not put this to the test - but not sure how they can monitor it - i regularly have facebook open etc when on the the computor and frequently jump sites !
  6. 22 May '10 16:00 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by homedepotov
    To prevent this we monitor:

    1) Users who leave chess cube frequently during a game
    ..
    what will happen if you leave chess cube frequently during a game:

    We will warn you twice in the game
    After 2 warnings you are forced to resign
    Players who appear to be getting assistance will be blocked"
    I'm lost... what does 'leave'....'during a game' mean ?? making a move and then 'leave' and come back in 10min and make another move? I take in OTB it would mean having too many loo breaks.. but in CC?
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    22 May '10 17:54
    Originally posted by theonecolin
    I had never heard either so thought i'd play a game over there ( i won which wa nice ) but they do warn if you move off site twice you have to resign - did not put this to the test - but not sure how they can monitor it - i regularly have facebook open etc when on the the computor and frequently jump sites !
    They can easily monitor your task switching in Windows and see if you're minimizing the ChessCube window.

    However, this approach obviously doesn't work against people with two computers. 😵 The only sure means of killing cheats is running move matchups.
  8. 22 May '10 18:15
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    They can easily monitor your task switching in Windows and see if you're minimizing the ChessCube window.

    However, this approach obviously doesn't work against people with two computers. 😵 The only sure means of killing cheats is running move matchups.
    On a slightly related note, has anyone does a match-up with the WC games?
  9. 23 May '10 04:41
    I agree with Renars.

    Leave to often during a game sounds like twilight zone invention.

    Well oops time to change a diaper ...leave for 3 minutes.

    Someone rings the doorbell...leave for 2 minutes.

    I guess if the phone rings now I won`t be able to go answer it since that would be like a 3rd leaving.


    Hmm sounds very mysterious.
  10. 23 May '10 04:47
    I'm sure they mean closing the window. Don't be retarded.

    And you are a Master?
  11. 23 May '10 04:48
    I just read your profile, that explains everything.

    National Master in Canada = 1800 USCF.
  12. 23 May '10 11:55
    Originally posted by Anderssen Attack
    I'm sure they mean closing the window. Don't be retarded
    but even though - how does that imply the use of an engine or anything fishy in particular? I just don't get the gist of it.. surely, running an engine sw (or any other sw app), doesn't require exiting Chess Cube application (i.e. 'leaving the game' bit) or does it?
  13. 23 May '10 14:08
    SG's idea of running two computers side by side
    (stop giving them ideas SG), has I bet been done
    in an effort to avoid detection.

    You don't know wether to admire them for their dedication
    or pity them. Either way the satisfaction and joy of actually
    playing is lost to them.

    Match ups and if you can, actually knowing the player is
    the best way to catch them.

    Chess Cubes next strategy may be to access their electricity bill
    and see if there has been a sudden increase in voltage since joining
    thus proving they run two computers.
  14. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    23 May '10 16:51
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    SG's idea of running two computers side by side
    (stop giving them ideas SG), has I bet been done
    in an effort to avoid detection.

    You don't know wether to admire them for their dedication
    or pity them. Either way the satisfaction and joy of actually
    playing is lost to them.

    Match ups and if you can, actually knowing the player is
    the best w ...[text shortened]... ere has been a sudden increase in voltage since joining
    thus proving they run two computers.
    LMAO!!

    Still I laud ChessCube for the attempt and actually created an account there in support. Maybe I'll even play some games there.
  15. 23 May '10 17:15
    I went to Chess Cube to see what all the fuss is about and saw a message flashing some guy had checkmated the other in 15 minutes



    Good grief!