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  1. 03 Aug '13 23:12
    1300 players are unbeatable. I just lost 6 in a row.
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    03 Aug '13 23:32
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    1300 players are unbeatable. I just lost 6 in a row.
    I didn't even know there was chess on Yahoo.

    The Instructor
  3. 04 Aug '13 04:32
    On Yahoo RJ is rated 1300.
  4. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    06 Aug '13 01:59
    I played chess on yahoo 10 hours a day or more from 2002-2004. Back then it was exciting and mostly on the level. I mentioned yahoo to someone a few years back, they said it was pretty inactive. I found that to be true when I checked it out, many rooms were empty etc.
  5. 06 Aug '13 09:04
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I played chess on yahoo 10 hours a day or more from 2002-2004. Back then it was exciting and mostly on the level. I mentioned yahoo to someone a few years back, they said it was pretty inactive. I found that to be true when I checked it out, many rooms were empty etc.
    The point I was making is there seems to be a LOT of cheating.
  6. 06 Aug '13 09:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    The point I was making is there seems to be a LOT of cheating.
    And on this point.... I'll go bouts getting creamed by 1100-1300 players, which brings my Yahoo chess rating into the 1200 range.

    And tonight I played a 1500 player (with my low rating), and demolished him with Evan's Gambit. I think we were about even, but with Evan's Gambit if black blunders the opening white ends up throwing the kitchen sink at you.

    So because of my low rating he accused ME of cheating lol.

    I think there's so much cheating on Yahoo that the whole rating system is screwed up. It's possible that some of the players I thought were cheating, are actually higher rating players than their score.
  7. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    06 Aug '13 14:44
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    The point I was making is there seems to be a LOT of cheating.
    I understand. Back in the earlier 2000s someone came out with an automatic play program called Gambitron. It played weak moves very fast or stronger with slower time control. The thing could make 40 moves in just a couple of seconds. I think such things sucked the fun out of the site so many went elsewhere.
  8. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    06 Aug '13 20:35
    I played in 2007, but I didn't like blitz...1 minute for a game!!...isn't not chess. And they don't have PGN option...
  9. 06 Aug '13 21:06
    Well, it would be remiss of me not to at least mention this:

    YouTube

    I shan't evangelise about the band in this forum, but very happy to talk (at length) about them in the arts forum if anyone's interested.