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  1. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    07 Nov '12 19:18
    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?
  2. 07 Nov '12 20:04
    most of them will be engine cheats at your rating level
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    07 Nov '12 20:09
    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?
    I feel for you Oliver, must be a pain playing fritz all the time.
  4. 07 Nov '12 20:12
    Any of you top rated guys gonna defend yourselves ?
  5. 07 Nov '12 20:17
    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?
    Look on the bright side.You are holding your own against creatures
    rated 2800 +.
  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    07 Nov '12 20:27 / 1 edit
    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.
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    08 Nov '12 02:10
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  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Nov '12 02:39
  11. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    08 Nov '12 02:54
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  13. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    08 Nov '12 03:08
  14. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    08 Nov '12 07:10
    Thank you all for your kind words.
  15. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    08 Nov '12 07:16
    Originally posted by gambit05
    Thank you all for your kind words.