Originally posted by Romanticus
So the,say,top 100 on here are not really strong (and thus cheats because their games here sure are of good quality,imo) or aliens?
Or is it your view only GM's,and maybe IM's,deserve the qualification of 'strong player'?
I'd say half of the first 2 pages of the player tables probably regularly use "help", yes.
I'm in a better position than you to know this.
We have at least 1 FM playing on this site, plus some bogus GM's. The FIDE Master has a similar rating on RHP to that of his OTB FIDE rating.
There are a distinct lack of truly strong players here for the reasons I gave above. This is why I reckon that the RHP rating of 2200+ = Fritz 50% of the time is about right.
Many GM's participate in non-playing chess related sites.
For instance, go to wwwchesspub.com & ask GM Kosten why he doesn't want to play at RHP.
I bet I know what his reply will be...