Originally posted by jimslyp69
I've always thought that perhaps anyone could get round being detected as an engine user by simply using it for a few moves here and there. If you did this, wouldn't you get a generally good idea of where to move and set out your game plan without having to adhere to all of an engine's moves? I think it would be very hard to differentiate between an engine user and good player if used like this.
Yeah, I thought this was pretty obvious. I also think engine use is probably a lot more common among the lower ranks than people think. I doubt all or even most people who cheat do so 24/7. Maybe once in a while, if they're particularly frustrated in a game to get them out of a jam.