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by Matthew Turner
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

I think I understand a bit more now. I searched all the games that were less than 10 moves and you can explain quite a lot of the losses. There are instant resignations against anyone with a question mark (i.e. without an established rating). The others generally involve a terrible mistake which loo...
by Matthew Turner
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

Over the last two days alone there's been at least ten deliberately lost games. That's not counting all losses. Just the very obvious ones when they either (a) resign after a few moves (b) resign in a winning position (c) deliberately give all their pieces away. Thinking about this I am not sure th...
by Matthew Turner
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

Justin, Yes, Lichess could (and possibly should) invoke that catch all phrase. The sentence continues "Users who don’t behave with good conduct may have their account banned or closed without warning, and their content removed from the site. In all circumstances we reserve the right to ban or close ...
by Matthew Turner
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

Over the last two days alone there's been at least ten deliberately lost games. That's not counting all losses. Just the very obvious ones when they either (a) resign after a few moves (b) resign in a winning position (c) deliberately give all their pieces away. Thinking about this I am not sure th...
by Matthew Turner
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

Jonathan, It could also be that the statement from Lichess is rather clever, because it is true but people read into it more than it actually says. If there are 40 or 50 people working on cheat detection, then surely it is true that they will have thought of the vast majority of ways people cheat? C...
by Matthew Turner
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

[quote="Matthew Turner" post_id=263695 time=<a href="tel:1618075567">1618075567</a> user_id=572] I don't really understand this, the player has zero tournament points, so why do we think he is choosing to lose so many games in a row? My suspicion is that this user has been deliberately losing games...
by Matthew Turner
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

I don't really understand this, the player has zero tournament points, so why do we think he is choosing to lose so many games in a row?
by Matthew Turner
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Look at the space!
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Look at the space!

Often White's advantage is based on Black's inability to develop their c8 Bishop. So Black playing something like 10....e5 would pose more of a challenge. If you think about how you would attempt to develop that Bishop as Black, it will help you play the most accurate way as White ( not that there i...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

Let me take this analogy a bit further. The Maths behind the Regan tests and vaccine trials is essentially the same. So there is roughly a 50% chance that a normal chess player (playing without assistance) will play the computer move. Come again? You can see Ken Regan talking about it here https://...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

The player was breaking the rules, the system caught him and he was flagged. It was an innocent mistake and the player was unaware that they were breaking the rules. What rule do you think the player was breaking? As far as I know there is no rule prohibiting someone from playing against a relative...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger,
So, what are you proposing? Children under a certain age are not allowed to set up an account? Or that children submit their birth certificate with their registration and then they are allowed to cheat as much as they want?
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew, I respect your right to disagree but I strongly feel you're wrong. I don't want to bang on about this ad infinitum but perhaps I could give you one real life example of the harm that can be caused. A 7-year-old was playing, quite innocently, online. His mother, a complete beginner at chess...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

" Chess.com's fair-play system is thorough, complex and rigorously verified by more than eight years of data from millions of games played by our own members online " Perhaps I can put this to Matthew by way of analogy. Let's suppose he was offered a Covid-19 vaccine which the manufacturers claimed...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

" Chess.com's fair-play system is thorough, complex and rigorously verified by more than eight years of data from millions of games played by our own members online " Perhaps I can put this to Matthew by way of analogy. Let's suppose he was offered a Covid-19 vaccine which the manufacturers claimed...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211962

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew, does the following passage from your example give the remotest hint of fallibility? " Chess.com's fair-play system is thorough, complex and rigorously verified by more than eight years of data from millions of games played by our own members online " "Verified", as I am sure you know, mean...