Originally posted by Marinkatomb
Taking a cursory glance at his/her early games shows a seriousl lack of understanding...Game 6170176, one of many examples..
Normally I try not to get involved in the whole engine/cheating thing, but it occurred to me that I had played him, and I squeaked a draw in a position that I...should not have been able to do.
What's funny is that I remember PMing my friend from childhood and old college roommate Bralen on the site, telling him that I think I was drawing a master, and that I could not believe he was going to let me get away with it.
I was outplayed and busted, but I saw a "Greenpawn34"-style swindle attempt, so I went for it, and he fell right into it. I could not believe that someone playing at 2200+ strength let me get away with it. A blunder would have been more believable to me, as I do that myself sometimes with a bunch of games going at one time.
It did not even occur to me that he was less than authentic, but in retrospect, things start to make more sense.
Here's the game- I am outclassed, but the swindle for a draw was sweet!
Edit- It was a thematic tournament, so no rating points were involved.
2nd edit- It may not look like a draw superficially, but if you don't see it, try to win it and you'll see it pretty quickly.