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  1. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    17 Jul '18 13:53
    Just accepted a game from Open Invites. When I go to move in that game, the starting "position" is already about 35 moves in, and I'm down an exchange and 2 pawns! I deleted the game, contacted my "opponent", told him what I thought of his little trick, and that I was reporting him to Russ, whom I hope will kick this joker off the site.
  2. Subscriber Ponderable On Vacation
    chemist
    17 Jul '18 14:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @sundown316
    Just accepted a game from Open Invites. When I go to move in that game, the starting "position" is already about 35 moves in, and I'm down an exchange and 2 pawns! I deleted the game, contacted my "opponent", told him what I thought of his little trick, and that I was reporting him to Russ, whom I hope will kick this joker off the site.
    set games are unrated...so no damage would have been done to your Rating.

    You can see that there is a set game by the message at the offer. when you click the accept

    Set games can be a good way to study a specific ituation or to redo a game after timeout, just to see who wins.
  3. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    17 Jul '18 14:49
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    set games are unrated...so no damage would have been done to your Rating.

    You can see that there is a set game by the message at the offer. when you click the accept

    Set games can be a good way to study a specific ituation or to redo a game after timeout, just to see who wins.
    If he needs help winning a position where he is up the equivalent of 4 pawns up, then he does need help with his game!
  4. 17 Jul '18 15:22
    Originally posted by @sundown316
    Just accepted a game from Open Invites. When I go to move in that game, the starting "position" is already about 35 moves in, and I'm down an exchange and 2 pawns! I deleted the game, contacted my "opponent", told him what I thought of his little trick, and that I was reporting him to Russ, whom I hope will kick this joker off the site.
    When I go to move in that game, the starting "position" is already about 35 moves in, and I'm down an exchange and 2 pawns!


    How is this possible? I thought your opponent couldn't move until you do. There must be a software fix for this kind of cheating.
  5. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    17 Jul '18 17:26
    Originally posted by @mchill
    When I go to move in that game, the starting "position" is already about 35 moves in, and I'm down an exchange and 2 pawns!


    How is this possible? I thought your opponent couldn't move until you do. There must be a software fix for this kind of cheating.
    This isn't cheating. A set position is for studying a certain kind of situation.
  6. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    17 Jul '18 17:59
    I'm wondering why both players did not know the situation.
  7. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    17 Jul '18 18:50
    Russian collusion obviously
  8. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    17 Jul '18 18:57
    Originally posted by @apathist
    I'm wondering why both players did not know the situation.
    Apparently only one of them did not know what he was signing up for.
  9. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    17 Jul '18 21:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Apparently only one of them did not know what he was signing up for.
    Why is that, how do we keep it from happening too much. We are talking about chess at work or red hot pawn, a place that doesn't even even know it's own name.
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Jul '18 14:59
    Originally posted by @sundown316
    Just accepted a game from Open Invites. When I go to move in that game, the starting "position" is already about 35 moves in, and I'm down an exchange and 2 pawns! I deleted the game, contacted my "opponent", told him what I thought of his little trick, and that I was reporting him to Russ, whom I hope will kick this joker off the site.
    Is there any way you can show the position? All we know about it is the material discrepancy, which may or may not have anything to do with the evaluation of the position at that point in time.
  11. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    25 Jul '18 18:04
    Originally posted by @sundown316
    Just accepted a game from Open Invites. When I go to move in that game, the starting "position" is already about 35 moves in, and I'm down an exchange and 2 pawns! I deleted the game, contacted my "opponent", told him what I thought of his little trick, and that I was reporting him to Russ, whom I hope will kick this joker off the site.
    You don't check the details of the games you accept? Whose fault is that?