12336 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Macer75 is in the forefront for the clandestine prize.
Man or money question is poorly designed. The immediacy of a human death is so emotional and immediate, while signs... Well, signs are made to be ignored. I would save the man, not because I am moral, but because I would immorally ignore the sign.
As for the money, I need some clarification. Are we talking about prison time more like a WWII Japanese POW camp, or more like a white collar prison with TV and massages from hookers?
Thinking more... I would not travel to a country so corrupt that they would lock me up for saving another man, so the question is moot.
If I was kidnapped and forced into the situation, I would run out, save the man, and then jump off the cliff because my life would be pretty much f'd at that point.
If I cheated at online chess, I'd have a much higher rating than ~1400 on here. Frankly I don't see what the point is. I play because I love the game and I want to get better at it, plus if I win then I know it was because of my own brain power, not my computer's processor power. I like to play chess because it makes me use my brain, as evidenced by the cobwebs flying out of my ears. If I really wanted to watch two computers play each other at chess, I could make that happen.
Now I admit that I do use the analysys board quite a bit, which is cheating myself a bit because I need to be better able to visualize the moves & exchanges on the board rather than being able to move the pieces around, which would help me in OTB play. However, the analysis board is perfectly legal for use during play, otherwise chess.com wouldn't have it.
Thanks Brah for your support.
If all players were British, there would be no cheating.
I use engine and database assistance for my correspondence games...but then, I only play ICCF, where this is completely legal.
I use a chessboard.(...but i suppose it is illegal these days...)
I use a brain
I've used everything that is legal - but not everything in each game
On occasion I use game explorer or a database if my opponent hits me with an opening unfamiliar to me. To get the idea behind the opening.... Usually, we're out of book in a few moves anyway. Most of the time I don't need to though. I never use an engine illegally. My goal is to improve my game. Cheating would hinder that goal. It's of no use to me. I use engines to play against, and to analyze finished games.
All I care about is getting better. That's why I spend money on books and bought a subscription here. I'm not looking for a thrill of artificially increasing some arbitrary number. That gains me nothing. It wouldn't increase my chess knowledge. Not to mention the ethical side.....
I know that some folks cheat on here. Everyday Chess.com boots a number of them. Though I don't believe I've played against a cheater yet on here. If I do run into one and lose, so be it. Perhaps I will learn something from that game anyway. That's how I look at all my L's. Learning experiences. There is no ego involved....Learning more about the game, improvement, those are the only goals worth pursuing.
Using game explorer in correspondence chess is not consider cheating, by the website.
I don't really like this practice, this is why when i learn about it I decide to resign all my current games, now I am playing 960 only, wich doesn't have game database at all, or so I think.
Latly I have being reviewing my position about this game explorer tool, and kinda coming out to the conclution that I can be OK with my oponent doing this, if i finally convince myself of this, then I will come back to playing regular chess.
How many of you have used chess engines, game explorer, discussed it with a chess mind or open master games whilst playing? ( BE HONEST)
Those who are honest will get a clandestine prize
me - different engines, big database, endgame databases, good computer - and won some big money prizes with that - sometimes i did so in a team. its called freestyle chess.
Does chess prevent alzheimer's disease?
by Darth_Algar 4 minutes ago
Kasparov on Stupidity
by NotAllowedTo 6 minutes ago
Easy K+R vs. K puzzle: - Mate in ???? Moves
by yeres30 6 minutes ago
Ashley's Million-dollar chess tourney - but bring your own clocks
by woton 8 minutes ago
andriod app update pushed out yesterday
by alien_roger 8 minutes ago
9/30/2014 - Mate in 3
by beckychess88 11 minutes ago
Where is the Indian Prince?
by marcosite 13 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Champions
by josiah777 14 minutes ago
How did Alekhine, then a 14-Yr-old Teenager catch Black's Q?
by Scottrf 16 minutes ago
Who's your fav in the Top Ten?
by josiah777 16 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!