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  1. 03 Nov '08 18:19
    I knew they were engine users but I will miss Phatboy - he was quite friendly while pummeling me in the 2008 championships.

    Still, it leaves the tournament back open for a human to win it.
  2. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    03 Nov '08 18:31
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    I knew they were engine users but I will miss Phatboy - he was quite friendly while pummeling me in the 2008 championships.

    Still, it leaves the tournament back open for a human to win it.
    Are those the only 2?

    Still leaves 4 to go!
  3. 03 Nov '08 18:34
    4?! I thought there were only three definate others? You will have to tell me the one I am missing in the OTB forum.
  4. 03 Nov '08 18:55
    sfc1602 banned also, although he was not in the 2008 championship.

    phatboy666 was an incredibly obvious cheat. Pretty shameful that he remained unbanned for such a long time. Of course, there are several more (many more?) in the "currently unbanned" category.
  5. 03 Nov '08 18:55
    I wagered phatboy would be gone before the American election.
  6. 03 Nov '08 19:10
    sfc1602 was also the on OTB club Black list - so far a 100% record.
    Nearly everyone posted on that list in August has since been banned.
  7. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    03 Nov '08 19:11
    Originally posted by DawgHaus
    sfc1602 banned also, although he was not in the 2008 championship.

    phatboy666 was an incredibly obvious cheat. Pretty shameful that he remained unbanned for such a long time. Of course, there are several more (many more?) in the "currently unbanned" category.
    phatboy666, fisherov and sfc1602 were quite obvious cheats. Glad to see them gone.
  8. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    03 Nov '08 19:18
    Good to know that those cheats are gone, but they already messed up the championship 2008 as far as I can see it.
  9. 03 Nov '08 19:20
    Originally posted by gambit05
    Good to know that those cheats are gone, but they already messed up the championship 2008 as far as I can see it.
    Very true. And not just in the final, but also in eliminating players that otherwise would have qualified. The 2005-2006 champ Quirine was knocked out in the first round (in part) by the cheater tension84.
  10. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    03 Nov '08 19:33
    Every time a cheat gets banned, I'm somewhat surprised to see that I've never had to play a game against them. I am dodging bullets left and right. Hopefully if more people get banned, it won't ruin my streak.
  11. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    03 Nov '08 19:55
    Just resigned a game against phatboy in the 2008 where according to someone's analysis using Fritz11 there were 18 non-database moves and he matched the machine's first choice 17 moves and the other was Fritz's second choice. Not sure I've ever played any cheat who was so blatant.
  12. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    03 Nov '08 19:57
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    Every time a cheat gets banned, I'm somewhat surprised to see that I've never had to play a game against them. I am dodging bullets left and right. Hopefully if more people get banned, it won't ruin my streak.
    I played only fischerov from this bunch of losers and got hopelessly destroyed by him.

    I looked back over my games and I remembered Game 3691464 as following the Morra down a line that my books advised against but engines liked.
  13. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    03 Nov '08 20:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Just resigned a game against phatboy in the 2008 where according to someone's analysis using Fritz11 there were 18 non-database moves and he matched the machine's first choice 17 moves and the other was Fritz's second choice. Not sure I've ever played any cheat who was so blatant.
    Only hope that phatboy666 will be banned did not allow me to resign one of my games against him - I`ve tried to stall it as long as possible.
  14. 03 Nov '08 20:35
    Just as well I read this thread now, since I was just about to resign one of my games against Fischerov, in which I'd blundered my queen away in the opening (a Schliemann gone badly wrong). Must admit I had my suspicions; ruthlessly precise moves coming back at a rate of knots...
  15. 03 Nov '08 21:36
    Originally posted by Northern Lad
    Just as well I read this thread now, since I was just about to resign one of my games against Fischerov, in which I'd blundered my queen away in the opening (a Schliemann gone badly wrong). Must admit I had my suspicions; ruthlessly precise moves coming back at a rate of knots...
    Was it enough to make you rethink the schlieman, now a computer has found a strong line against it, or is it a line that could have been ok if played accurately?