Originally posted by RDM
I've decided to open my own thread because I see little support or belief in a player that has been a member for a long time (and an honoured member).
1) If anyone has a suspicion that a user is an engine user then he or she has every right to report that user.
2) There is a process to follow and, hopefully, the outcome will be the correct one.
3) In the in ...[text shortened]... one day and decide to use an engine?
Why can't we just wait and let the mods do their job?
This doesn't seem to have registered with a lot of people yet, so I'll keep repeating it:
A cheating allegation against Cludi was submitted in the usual way, but half way through the process the game mods forum was closed. As far as I know, the person who accused Cludi and the moderator who was analysing his games were not informed about what was going to happen next, and indeed it seemed like nothing was going to be done.
In the meantime Cludi was allowed to continue playing and had started games in the 1/14 league.
It was not a case of waiting for the game mods to make a decision - there were no game mods because the whole system had been scrapped!
As for why someone who can play chess to a pretty high level would start using an engine - the simple fact is that in chess there's always someone better than you. If Cludi cheated, then I would guess it was because he found that there were some people on the site that he just couldn't beat. Maybe he started off blunder checking (decide on your move, enter it on the engine and make sure it isn't losing tactically) and then progressed to looking at the engine's analysis and using this to help him decide what to play.