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Well, I don't know how to hack myself, but for the past two years I went to a school with some of the geekiest computer geeks in the country and I know many people who can hack, so I feel like I at least know what is realistic and what isn't. Is time hacking possible? Probably. However, it would take too much time and effort to be worth anything, and anyone who could manage that might as well go after more sensitive data. It's not like there's just a cheat code you can enter to make your opponents time run faster, it takes real computer knowledge and real skill.
It's the lag on this site that drives me crazy. I keep seeing my opponent's clock run down to 0 then **I** lose!
I try rectifying that by premoving every single move, and still lose on time. Sometimes, I lose on the board too. Really frustrating.
Please note I am NOT saying that they hack my clock / my computer; but they do "something" to the server and make either slow down their clock or give false "data" to make me lose on time. I gave a game as an example. Please go through that post & the game I mentioned here.I had many Loss on time when the opponent's clock reached 0, with few sec on my clock when their clock reached 0 but I lost on time.
If you have a slow internet connection the lag can cause this effect. For example, today I dropped over 100 points from my bullet rating, then when I actually bothered to check I realised that I was losing like 2secs fo premove because my internet connection was running slower than usual.
it's just your connection to the server, no one is hacking the clocks or the server or anything. sometimes your computer doesn't register that you've disconnected when you have which is why you see your opponents clock run down and then it refreshes or whatever and yours has been running down
Hi Shepi13 & Waffllemaster,
I love how people who don't know what lag is can say that I don't have the required knoledge and call wafflemaster an idiot or paranoid.
I know what is Lag and all these happened when I have a very good connection - (1) I have a very fast Internet connection - Fiberoptic one, (2) When the Game shows excellent connection with Green Flag. I do check the state of the connection; if it is slow / High Lag I don't play game. I've read about it even from the Chess.com. Sorry for the harsh words I used.
Guys, there is something wrong with your way of thinking.
In terms of likeliness, "the chess.com servers were hacked" comes way after "my connection failed temporarily, and I wasn't aware of that because the green bar is updated by the servers - thus staying green even when I was disconnected". To my mind, no more serious that "the FBI / freemasons / elder of Zion has hidden evidence of extraterrests" vs. "a Texan farmer made circles in his crop to get attention".
So whatever experience you might have, you need some serious proof before making fantastic claims.
In the same vein, all the "he used a computer against me" (isn't it possible he jut beat you) ?
Well OK!!! finally some one admits to having a ..hack to time on chess.com good news unless it is a scam and some of you have fallen for it , please be aware that even if you get up to 1250 or better no time hack will help .. only thousands of games were you become alert of a few fatal openings by your challenger , so in all likely hood you will only enjoy beating 1200 and under , tips yes use pre-move as well as the setting for a quick queen , have no other programs running , clear cache often , start with a solid pre move opening and learn good tactics for defense or a good pin or check , and pay attention to the 10 sec you have to close and pre-move again to avoid a mate if possible , consider 1 min a gift and learn to play in 40 sec instead , watch bishop and queen attacks , prepare for challengers castling , attack that side , if check mates by brilliant moves is your thing play 10 min games , it is all to frustrating to continue to lose , by hacks , lag , and playing some one else's computer program , but my best advice ..is to block any one beating you by 25 sec , the more we all block the cheaters the more the real games can get on their way ! and you will not have to face defeat by a cheater , if uncertain , look for clues , the name of your challenger ...gm1993773553537 or some thing of that nature , click on their site , i often do and see others posting on their site of miss using the clock , so to some it up pre-move is art for a good opening , as long as you are aware that your queen may become available and you have pre-moved to far in advance to protect her , check and check again , listen , not look for the ten second count down , run away from any mate even with pre-move , have a friend observe your games with one eye on your challengers clock if possible, but still do this for fun..ill add if you are not prepared play 3 or 4 10 or 15 min games before playing a one min game to allow the mind a chance to gather instinct on your game .
you people ar ridiculous, no one is time cheating
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