Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Only Chess Forum

Only Chess Forum

  1. 25 Nov '10 19:00 / 1 edit
    I'm not trying to promote another website, I am just asking if they have long time controls there? I looked but I couldn't find anything.
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    25 Nov '10 19:08
    'help correspondence'
  3. 25 Nov '10 19:14
    I went to the help section and didn't see anything about CC.
    I haven't downloaded any software yet and I don't have an account there. Maybe that is the problem.
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    25 Nov '10 20:04
    Originally posted by gorookyourself
    I went to the help section and didn't see anything about CC.
    I haven't downloaded any software yet and I don't have an account there. Maybe that is the problem.
    ah, I thought you were logged in.

    here's the related help page:

    http://www.chessclub.com/help/correspondence



    I have no idea how many active cc players there are on icc though. never tried it myself.
  5. 25 Nov '10 20:05
    Thanks a lot.
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    25 Nov '10 20:07
    Originally posted by wormwood
    I have no idea how many active cc players there are on icc though. never tried it myself.
    cmd> rank correspondence
    Rank Rat. Correspondence
    12 1646 AntonioMendonca
    13 1606 Folgers
    14 1580 cornfused
    15 1577 az2112
    16 1394 SilverBlade
    17 1387 LeonieHelm
    18 1385 gerpm
    19 1325 Helaman
    20 1294 dave2
    21 1090 icebird
    -- 0 wormwood<--------
    21 total


    okay, so it's not exactly a popular variant on icc.
  7. 25 Nov '10 20:14
    Originally posted by wormwood
    cmd> rank correspondence
    Rank Rat. Correspondence
    12 1646 AntonioMendonca
    13 1606 Folgers
    14 1580 cornfused
    15 1577 az2112
    16 1394 SilverBlade
    17 1387 LeonieHelm
    18 1385 gerpm
    19 1325 Helaman
    20 1294 dave2
    21 1090 icebird
    -- 0 wormwood<--------
    21 total


    okay, so it's not exactly a popular variant on icc.
    wormwood are the same systems which prevent people cheating on ICC at regular/blitz/bullets etc, in place with correspondence chess? When i used to play blitz as a guest i would sometimes see persons being called out for cheating and having their rating reset, or was that FICS, I cant remember.
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    25 Nov '10 20:27
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    wormwood are the same systems which prevent people cheating on ICC at regular/blitz/bullets etc, in place with correspondence chess? When i used to play blitz as a guest i would sometimes see persons being called out for cheating and having their rating reset, or was that FICS, I cant remember.
    I assume they use the same methods against cc cheating as with faster time controls. I mean, why wouldn't they, as engine use is prohibited in icc cc rules. excluding specific tournaments where engines are allowed.

    "You can play both unrated quads and choose from a variety of rated correspondence events. Use of computers is not allowed in any official ICC correspondence tournaments except unrated quads started by the "CorrComputer" TD account. Read help cc-quads for more information."
  9. 25 Nov '10 20:43
    Originally posted by wormwood
    I assume they use the same methods against cc cheating as with faster time controls. I mean, why wouldn't they, as engine use is prohibited in icc cc rules. excluding specific tournaments where engines are allowed.

    "You can play both unrated quads and choose from a variety of rated correspondence events. Use of computers is not allowed in any official IC ...[text shortened]... d quads started by the "CorrComputer" TD account. Read help cc-quads for more information."
    mmm, its quite reassuring though that there is a specific real time mechanism. I wonder what it is?
  10. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    25 Nov '10 21:05
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    mmm, its quite reassuring though that there is a specific real time mechanism. I wonder what it is?
    I can't see how it could be done in real-time. but I assume certain behaviour gets flagged as 'suspicious' and then there's similar slower statistical analysis as here. then if sufficient evidence is found, the account gets tagged with a 'C'.


    http://www.chessclub.com/help/Speedtrap
  11. 25 Nov '10 22:21
    Originally posted by wormwood
    I can't see how it could be done in real-time. but I assume certain behaviour gets flagged as 'suspicious' and then there's similar slower statistical analysis as here. then if sufficient evidence is found, the account gets tagged with a 'C'.


    http://www.chessclub.com/help/Speedtrap
    ok, thanks, really quite interesting. Thought it was in all in real time, but apparently there are not a few mechanisms in place.
  12. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    26 Nov '10 04:54
    ICC correspondence is pretty terrible. I have two online chess accounts--one there for blitz and one here for correspondence. I tried playing ICC for a little while but there is just nobody around.