Taunters and Trolls

CuzinVinny
CuzinVinny
Dec 13, 2010, 8:10 AM |
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Why do some players find it necessary to verbally attack other players while playing a simple game of chess? Not only does it show immaturity and lack of sportsmanship, but its also a great way to get banned. I messaged Chess.com about their policies on banning accounts and what sort of verbal use a player would have to use in order to be banned. The reply was simple enough: "Any association with cursing or other vulgar notions will result in a warning. If this behavior continues and other players also report the player about using obscure language, that player will be banned without warning."

Seems fair. Sometimes I will have an obnoxious player tell me to resign when I lose a minor piece early in the game, but half the time I end up winning anyway. And usually, players that had an easy win but still lost are the ones to watch out for. They can be such sore losers, even sore winners. Blunders happen all the time. Players will gloat about being way ahead in material, only to be checkmated the next turn. Then, thats when they start having a typing seizure.

Having played over 1500 online games of chess myself, I have only seen 2 players attack with so much verbal distraction that I blocked them. I never reported anyone, though. I don't have time for that nonsense :)

Below: REAL conversation I have had with a REAL chess player. Enjoy the LOL's


NEW GAME (76904395) - CuzinVinny vs. dantime13 (5 0 rated)

dantime13: Wow, luck

CuzinVinny: what?

dantime13: the last game was just luck, buddy

CuzinVinny: ummm no?

dantime13: i dont consider it a win cuz i lost on time

CuzinVinny: that makes no sense. what if i lose on time?

dantime13: then I just won u dumb retart. and u should just give up rite here. i have ur rook

dantime13: ?? 

CuzinVinny: but u just said time doesnt count.

dantime13: shut up im rite . r u going to resign cry baby?

(3 minutes later)

GAME OVER - CuzinVinny vs. dantime13 - CuzinVinny won by checkmate

dantime13: hahahaa haa ur just dumb cuz i won

CuzinVinny: what??

dantime13: IM REPORTING YOU!!!1!! HAHAAHAHAHA rematch retart

CuzinVinny: okie dokes

dantime13: now ur account will b banned@@@!!!^*&^%(

NEW GAME (76904435) - CuzinVinny vs. dantime13 (5 0 rated)

CuzinVinny: weird opening :P

dantime13: shut up

CuzinVinny: ...ur weird

dantime13: IM REPORTING U U CALLED ME WEIRD!

CuzinVinny: o_O

GAME OVER - CuzinVinny vs. dantime13 - CuzinVinny won by checkmate

dantime13: Get a lie dude

CuzinVinny: a lie?

dantime13: i meant life, but u wouldent know that cuz ur a dork

CuzinVinny: i love u, ur too funny

dantime13: im reporting u cuz u said that. fxck you anf go frack ursrlf

NEW GAME (76904732) - CuzinVinny vs. dantime13 (5 0 rated)

GAME OVER - CuzinVinny vs. dantime13 - CuzinVinny won by resignation

dantime13: GET READY FOR A BANNED ACCOUNT AHAAHAHAAHAHA GO TO HECK AND BURN U RETART ALL UR WINS DONT COUNT

(At this point, this player decided to quit playing and left the chat in a huff. I was thinking about muting the chat the whole time, but this guy was such a funny sore loser, I kept it open)