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  1. 07 Apr '06 03:32
    Place your bets!! How many moves before I will resign? (I'll resign when I dont feel I have any reasonable chance). My guess is im already lost but ill be super lost at around 12 moves, hopefully not though....
  2. 07 Apr '06 04:00
    I think you'll last ~25 moves.
  3. 07 Apr '06 04:11
    Originally posted by alexstclaire
    I'll resign when I dont feel I have any reasonable chance
    Move 1.
  4. Standard member protoss350
    AbOvE AvErAgE
    07 Apr '06 07:15
    He never posted in the forum though...
  5. 07 Apr '06 07:44
    Originally posted by protoss350
    He never posted in the forum though...
    Which means what, exactly?
  6. 07 Apr '06 10:35
    It means that he doesn't speak on here for fear of being found out.

    Either that or he spends all his time playing chess and improving rather than waste time reading and writing in these forums.

    I plump for number 2.
  7. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 Apr '06 10:48
    Originally posted by protoss350
    He never posted in the forum though...
    there are 10 000+ active players on rhp, of which maybe a couple of dozens post in the forums.
  8. 07 Apr '06 10:58 / 1 edit
    He has also played a couple of games (drawn one and won by timeout of the other) against Jean Hebert who is a high profile IM.

    I am sure that if Jean suspected him of engine use (which an IM or GM can spot quite easily), he would report to the relevant mods.

    I suspect Weyerstrass is also an IM.
  9. 07 Apr '06 11:11
    Innocent until proven guilty, and I suspect, due to his record, that the mods have taken a good look at his games already. The climate of distrust on here by some takes the shine off an amazing record that we should all be applauding.

    On a side note, he does take performance enhancing drugs, though that's not against the rules.
  10. 07 Apr '06 11:40
    Originally posted by protoss350
    He never posted in the forum though...
    Trains44 posted in the forums all the time, look how that turned out.
  11. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    07 Apr '06 11:58
    Weyerstrass is an IM Ronald Weyerstrass.Look him up
  12. 07 Apr '06 13:27
    I think one move sounds about right.....He is NOT an engine I've spoken to him quite often and plays for the ICCF where engine use is monitered extremely well....
  13. 07 Apr '06 14:03
    Originally posted by smiffy
    Weyerstrass is an IM Ronald Weyerstrass.Look him up
    He is an ICCF master, not an IM.
  14. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    07 Apr '06 14:07
    Ok thanks mate thought he was an IM....Thanks nordy
  15. 07 Apr '06 14:14
    Originally posted by alexstclaire
    ... the ICCF where engine use is monitered extremely well....
    "If you feel strongly against computer engine use in correspondence chess games, you should consider that both ICCF and IECG have no rules in place which prohibit engine use. This is the practical approach as there is no way to detect such use anyway." (from http://www.correspondencechess.com/syndication/articles/0025.htm )
    I also looked at the ICCF homepage and couldn't find anything about engine use at all.