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  1. 01 Nov '08 11:02
    While waiting for a player to move in my games, I stumbled upon this guy: User 68295. Was anyone more notorious?
  2. 01 Nov '08 11:11
    I think User 51824 did well to avoid being banned for so long. He was #3 on this site for years and won twenty tournaments.
  3. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    01 Nov '08 12:09
    This one always gives me a laugh..

    User 285560

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  4. 01 Nov '08 12:24 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Mathurine
    This one always gives me a laugh..

    User 285560

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    Great Discovery for me!!!!!
    How amazing his graph is...

    His played alot with "ke3" user who was also a great cheater and amazingly ke3 resigned awfully to him.



    They were both banned at the same date and time.
  5. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    01 Nov '08 16:29
    Originally posted by Swiss Toni
    Was anyone more notorious?
    IM31 wasn't very notorius, but quite the opposite as I've understood. crackhead however was a douche even before getting caught.

    User 86233
  6. 01 Nov '08 16:44
    How do you know somebody is cheating and not just really good at chess?
  7. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    01 Nov '08 16:54
    Originally posted by MilkyJoe
    How do you know somebody is cheating and not just really good at chess?
    If they were really good at chess they wouldn't bother playing here.

    Not a pleasant thought but very true I'm afraid. I'm an extremely average chess otb. Literally just an average club player. Here I'm in the top few hundred out of thousands.
  8. 01 Nov '08 17:51
    Originally posted by Mathurine
    This one always gives me a laugh..

    User 285560

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    How on earth can a rating even get over 3001 with two losses? I hadn't seen this one before so thanks for pointing it out. It gave me a chuckle too.
  9. 01 Nov '08 20:11
    Originally posted by Swiss Toni
    How on earth can a rating even get over 3001 with two losses? I hadn't seen this one before so thanks for pointing it out. It gave me a chuckle too.
    The losses were unrated games
  10. 01 Nov '08 20:23
    Originally posted by Swiss Toni
    How on earth can a rating even get over 3001 with two losses? I hadn't seen this one before so thanks for pointing it out. It gave me a chuckle too.
    I think user 285550 was actually "Golden King" as he start loosing games to himself and thus got 3000+ rating too early. You can see the games 285550 played and resinged. As i said earlier , both these players banned at the same time.
  11. Standard member Hindstein
    Finish Him!!!
    01 Nov '08 20:28
    Originally posted by ChessAddiction
    I think user 285550 was actually "Golden King" as he start loosing games to himself and thus got 3000+ rating too early. You can see the games 285550 played and resinged. As i said earlier , both these players banned at the same time.
    Actually, it was the same guy playing as about 20 different people - all got banned the same day.

    Look at the first game of each identity to find the previous one....
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 Nov '08 00:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MilkyJoe
    How do you know somebody is cheating and not just really good at chess?
    They have this method by which they match up a player's move against Fritz (or some other engine) and if the moves match more than X% of the time, the person is assumed to have used the engine. I'm not sure exactly what the standard is; but I think the general idea is that if your moves match Fritz more than Gary Kasparov and Vishy Anand and your name isn't Kramnik or Karpov, you're probably cheating.
  13. 02 Nov '08 01:54
    mgbal and cludi
  14. 03 Nov '08 15:57
    Originally posted by sh76
    They have this method by which they match up a player's move against Fritz (or some other engine) and if the moves match more than X% of the time, the person is assumed to have used the engine. I'm not sure exactly what the standard is; but I think the general idea is that if your moves match Fritz more than Gary Kasparov and Vishy Anand and your name isn't Kramnik or Karpov, you're probably cheating.
    What if they use a few engines in different games, or switch engines during a game?
  15. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    03 Nov '08 16:48
    Originally posted by MilkyJoe
    What if they use a few engines in different games, or switch engines during a game?
    Try it and you'll see what happens, or at least we will after you have gone!