18 Jan '05 00:37

A part of me doesn't want to post this, because it will give cheaters ideas, but chances are very good cheaters know these facts anyways.

How do you detect cheaters? Indeed, it seems hard for not very knowledgable players to understand this. I suppose you think, a computer finds the best moves, so Gary Kasparov must find the best moves too. Chess is not so black and white, many times, there are MANY good moves, usually dependant on the syle of the player, always there is a choice of many bad moves, but then again, some bad moves in the present turn out to be good moves, say 20 moves later, in the future. Chess is complex, there is no such thing as the "ultimate good move" turn after turn, that all good players and machines should find, if that was the case, chess would be nothing but draws and everyone would be playing the same way, obviously chess isn't like that.

For those who can still not comprehend this, let's look at a little simple example: Your friend holds a six phase dice in his hands. He says to you, "I can get a six everytime!" You yell, "Bullshiat!" Your friend then rolls the dice, he gets a six once, twice, three times, you yell, "oh you lucky a*se, you can't get it forever, that's impossible!" So your friend keeps on rolling, it turns out, after 100 tries, he gets a six everytime and claims he has a "strategy" to get a six everytime. Then you yell, "BS, you're cheating!" So then your friend rolls one final time, he lands a five, and he says, "nope, I'm not, see, I cannot be cheating, because I didn't get the six this time!" You then give your friend a glare and hand him a mean stare.

Now, the mathematical probabilities of geting a six 100 times out of 101 are worse then say, winning the lottery or being hit by lighting. You know your friend riged that dice, mind you, you have no real "proof" of this, per say, that is 100% certain, you only have proof that he cheats, that is, 99.99999999999999% certain through mathematical probability.

Chess works the same way, but it's even more massive and the propability even more remote. In chess, you have a 100 phase dice, and certain numbers match up to an engine, let's say 1 and 2 are Fritz, 3 and 4 are Junior, etc, well, if ppl land consistantly on these numbers, then they are likely using that engine. I'm not saying that if you roll the 100 phase dice you will never get a 1,2,3,4, etc as you play, and I'm not saying those who land on those numbers do cheat, in fact, it would go against mathematical probability that you never land on such numbers, however those who land on these numbers 80% of the time (and that's being VERY LENIANT, I WOULD SAY 60% IS MORE THEN ENOUGH TO WARRANT SUSPISION) or more, have likely rigged the chess dice.

How do you detect cheaters? Indeed, it seems hard for not very knowledgable players to understand this. I suppose you think, a computer finds the best moves, so Gary Kasparov must find the best moves too. Chess is not so black and white, many times, there are MANY good moves, usually dependant on the syle of the player, always there is a choice of many bad moves, but then again, some bad moves in the present turn out to be good moves, say 20 moves later, in the future. Chess is complex, there is no such thing as the "ultimate good move" turn after turn, that all good players and machines should find, if that was the case, chess would be nothing but draws and everyone would be playing the same way, obviously chess isn't like that.

For those who can still not comprehend this, let's look at a little simple example: Your friend holds a six phase dice in his hands. He says to you, "I can get a six everytime!" You yell, "Bullshiat!" Your friend then rolls the dice, he gets a six once, twice, three times, you yell, "oh you lucky a*se, you can't get it forever, that's impossible!" So your friend keeps on rolling, it turns out, after 100 tries, he gets a six everytime and claims he has a "strategy" to get a six everytime. Then you yell, "BS, you're cheating!" So then your friend rolls one final time, he lands a five, and he says, "nope, I'm not, see, I cannot be cheating, because I didn't get the six this time!" You then give your friend a glare and hand him a mean stare.

Now, the mathematical probabilities of geting a six 100 times out of 101 are worse then say, winning the lottery or being hit by lighting. You know your friend riged that dice, mind you, you have no real "proof" of this, per say, that is 100% certain, you only have proof that he cheats, that is, 99.99999999999999% certain through mathematical probability.

Chess works the same way, but it's even more massive and the propability even more remote. In chess, you have a 100 phase dice, and certain numbers match up to an engine, let's say 1 and 2 are Fritz, 3 and 4 are Junior, etc, well, if ppl land consistantly on these numbers, then they are likely using that engine. I'm not saying that if you roll the 100 phase dice you will never get a 1,2,3,4, etc as you play, and I'm not saying those who land on those numbers do cheat, in fact, it would go against mathematical probability that you never land on such numbers, however those who land on these numbers 80% of the time (and that's being VERY LENIANT, I WOULD SAY 60% IS MORE THEN ENOUGH TO WARRANT SUSPISION) or more, have likely rigged the chess dice.