Originally posted by hedonist
I try not to accuse anyone but it is hard sometimes when it is so blatant. I have played one player OTB who is on the top page of this site. He is rated 1300 OTB.
What do you think is happening there?
I know what I think.
What do you think?
They have quick ratings and regular ratings based on the amount of
time for the games. I believe the game has to have at least 45 minutes
per player to get a regular rating. I play better games the more time I
know I have to think on the moves. Some people have better memories
and can think faster than others but may not be as good at analyzing
over long periods of time. I think it depends on the person. If you
watched that video on Magnus Carlsen you should understand how the
visualization and memory helps with OTB play. A person not having
good visualization and memory can make up for that in correspondence
type chess because one can move the pieces around on an analyze board
and look up openings and endings he can't remember in books. Having
more time to analyze each move before making the move should mean
a higher rating for everyone on RHP if the resources available are used.
However, this fact does not mean that cheating doesn't occur and it may
be detected if the same moves are made that a computer engine would
make is continually made by the suspected cheater. Why one would wish
to cheat when no money is involved is hard to understand for me.