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  1. 26 Mar '09 19:08
    I've just finished this game.

    Game 6064450

    On move 54 my opponent asked me.
    "Do you use a computer?????"

    Is this a common accusation, I mean I didn't particulally play well in the game.
  2. 26 Mar '09 19:12 / 1 edit
    this is an online chess site. using a computer is sort of a given

    accusations of engine use aren't that common, but unless you're actually using an engine, they aren't anything to worry about. Especially if you're graded below ~2000
  3. 26 Mar '09 20:14
    A computer would win quicker than 50+ moves. Sounds like a sore loser. Just ignore it, I've never had it happen to me, but maybe that says something about the quality of my games. If it happens again, ask your opponent what specificly made him say that?

    Move 54W was pawn x knight = Q+ which is in plain sight for human or computer to gain a piece for a pawn. The computer might choose pawn to e8 = Q, since material is often important to engines.
  4. 26 Mar '09 20:16
    Originally posted by Steven Anthony
    I've just finished this game.

    Game 6064450

    On move 54 my opponent asked me.
    "Do you use a computer?????"

    Is this a common accusation, I mean I didn't particulally play well in the game.
    It's a too common accusation in internet chess. Some people think that if they get beaten, their opponent must have been cheating.

    If your opponent really thought you might be using an engine, then it's probably a safe bet that he's not going to be leading the rating list here anytime soon. As loaf86 intimated, I'd assume he was wondering whether you use an IBM compatible or a MAC.
  5. 26 Mar '09 20:21
    Originally posted by Steven Anthony
    I've just finished this game.

    Game 6064450

    On move 54 my opponent asked me.
    "Do you use a computer?????"

    Is this a common accusation, I mean I didn't particulally play well in the game.
    Your reply should have been a simple

    "To beat you?"
  6. 26 Mar '09 20:24
    should take it as a compliment
  7. 26 Mar '09 20:33
    I use an Atari 800 myself.
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    26 Mar '09 20:36
    Originally posted by Steven Anthony
    On move 54 my opponent asked me.
    "Do you use a computer?????"

    Is this a common accusation, I mean I didn't particulally play well in the game.
    don't worry about it, it happens. and for some weird reason especially on the 1200-1400 level, where it can't possibly be an issue.
  9. 26 Mar '09 20:36
    Thanks for the responses.

    It seemed like an accusation but I was polite so I replied.
    "I use one at work, i'm a computer programmer."

    He never responded back, so I think he was upset at losing.

    Lol, if i'm getting accusations at the 1400 levels in a non tournament game, they must be flying around all over the place in tournaments.
  10. 27 Mar '09 04:05
    Also keep in mind public accusations of cheating and sandbagging are against the TOS here and can earn the person doing it a forum/site ban. As far as in-game messages/pm's, if it gets bad use "send feedback" at the bottom of any page.
  11. 27 Mar '09 09:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Steven Anthony
    I've just finished this game.

    Game 6064450

    On move 54 my opponent asked me.
    "Do you use a computer?????"

    Is this a common accusation, I mean I didn't particulally play well in the game.
    --nevermind--
  12. 28 Mar '09 22:34
    Originally posted by Steven Anthony
    I've just finished this game.

    Game 6064450

    On move 54 my opponent asked me.
    "Do you use a computer?????"

    Is this a common accusation, I mean I didn't particulally play well in the game.
    No, your opponent is just an idiot
  13. 29 Mar '09 00:40
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Your reply should have been a simple

    "To beat you?"
    LoL