I have written about how we can relate chess to life. It has been my attempt to relate the lessons I am learning as I learn about chess, to life in general. Many have responded to the blogs and I thank you for the comments.
I am involved in a game in which my opponent asked me to hold off making a move until the last moment (they said they were messaging me from an old account), this person said that their account has been closed and they needed time. Unfortunately I had already made a move in the game before I received the message. I felt bad. I was playing well in the game, but still felt the outcome was up in the air. So I apologised to the person and even thought of resigning , just to make it a fair game.
I am glad I didn't
Today I decided to look up the person's former account. I looked at the the game achieves and saw that they played and lost to the same account that I had been playing.Obviously to boost their rating.I sent a message to the two accounts (later found a third account that belong to this person),asking why.
There has been a lot of talk on this site about using chess engines to help people make moves. The purpose of the chess engine is to help analyse your moves AFTER you make them. Unfortunately people use them to make their moves for them, I am sure.
That is hard to prove , so I don't worry about it. I am trying to play this game with the intention to learn. I can tell you that all my games I have played have been pure (my opponents hopefully will tell you the same thing). I can live with my woeful ranting , because it is honestly achieved. You people out there who have achieved your ratings artificially, you know who you are, have to live with yourself.
If you are cheating at a game...what else are you cheating at?