Originally posted by gambit05
I am tired. Too much work to do. I don't find the time to properly think of good chess moves. The matchup of my games in the past couple of months is 50-something (top-3). However, the matchup of some of my opponents is 80 to over 90%. Do I really play human opponents?
Proper Knob is one of the experts that can tell you if someone is using a computer chess engine. Ask him to check out the opponents you think are using chess engines against you. He had plenty of time to go check out my games and tell me I was using a computer engine. He even said mine was not as good as some of the others, but he never said which one I was using.
Playing OTB is the best way to be reasonably sure you are not playing against a chess engine. I would also recommend playing the new players that still have the p in front of their rating. When I started playing on here I played without consulting any help at all. Then I went to opening books. The progression increased as I learned what I could use to help me get better results. That is why I say play the newbies. However you may not learn to play good chess that way, unless you choose OTB chess.