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  1. 30 Dec '13 12:56
    How Can I know the engine match-up rate of my games ?
    any program for that ? or what ?
  2. 30 Dec '13 13:04
    With 2 moves in 8 months, I wouldn't worry about it. Your moves are ALL still theory
  3. 30 Dec '13 13:14
    I play on another site
  4. 30 Dec '13 13:37
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    With 2 moves in 8 months, I wouldn't worry about it. Your moves are ALL still theory
    hmm, I'm playing in another site
  5. 30 Dec '13 14:01
    How to detect engine cheats - a guide

    Thread 114715

    Tells you how to do it, one of the best posts on RHP.
  6. 31 Dec '13 14:13
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]How to detect engine cheats - a guide

    Thread 114715

    Tells you how to do it, one of the best posts on RHP.[/b]
    I have read it, but this method takes long time !
    Is there an auto one ?
  7. 31 Dec '13 14:54 / 1 edit
    Everyone wants a quick fix, nobody is prepared to do any work of their own.

    That is ithe accurate method, any other will involve cutting corners giving you false readings.

    On that other site start using a computer to get grade up to 2400.
    When they catch and ban you, you ask how did they know and what method
    did they use. They will show you how it's done.
  8. 01 Jan '14 10:32 / 2 edits
    Engine use has been tacitly allowed on this site since around 2010. I'd quite frankly be amazed if there was a single player in the top 50 who hasn't at least dabbled from time to time. It won't take long for the *ahem* cream to rise to the top.
  9. 01 Jan '14 14:43
    It is not the cream of the crop that I worry about here. More the mid to upper middle group. I've had too many games where my opponent suddenly starts making the best moves after mucking up thier opening. The casual engine user who gets into trouble and falls back to their little helper. In the 1400 - 1800 range dont need a great engine to make a difference.
  10. 01 Jan '14 16:29
    Originally posted by dcpk
    It is not the cream of the crop that I worry about here. More the mid to upper middle group. I've had too many games where my opponent suddenly starts making the best moves after mucking up thier opening. The casual engine user who gets into trouble and falls back to their little helper. In the 1400 - 1800 range dont need a great engine to make a difference.
    This thought has been expressed before on this site. That lower rated players also cheat (use computers). Makes no sense to me. It implies, for the cheater to remain lower rated, that he only cheats when playing you.
  11. 01 Jan '14 18:11
    There have been more than a handful of times I've come across a game
    from the 1400-1800 DB that suddenly sparkle with good moves.
    Usually a mating combination.

    However although all the lead up play was odd or not best I cannot think
    that a player would use a box just looking for mates.
    Also such combinations are often easy to spot and play but I do sometimes
    wonder 'where did that come from?'

    having said that, as the blog proves I find loads of games where combo's are missed.
    I also get sent games from the 1400-1800 lads who think a player has
    been cheating (you sometimes get them posted on the forum.)
    I've never seen anything but (sorry lads) bad play and the final 'combo'
    was stumbled upon after missing quicker and neater mates.

    It's the endings where one can suspect that some TB's or engines are being used.
    I've seen some lads playing a perfect faultless ending and yet months later
    they mess up the exact same ending.
    If it was the other way around then no problem, but how do you forget
    how good your endgame technique is?
    I checked one with a box, it said mate in 16 and mate in 16 was played.
    In the game played monyhs later the computer kept coming up with these mates in xx moves
    yet the same player (or was it the same player?) drew it.
    It was if he was deliberatly playing the moves not to win. Strange.