When friends turn out to be engine users
I guess I am a sap. I have had three friends on the site, who I have played against, turn out to be engine users. It is sort of shocking to me, because they were nice people in chat and in messages (well, two were - the third, Morris, was sort of a creep).
I did not even think to check my losses to them at the time - I was too trusting. In one of my first blog entries I wrote that I could not fathom why a person would cheat. Even more unthinkable is being cheated by a friend.
I just checked this game, a 14-day per move rated game (a time frame I rarely accept, but I wanted to do my friend a favor). I played about as well as I could, but the game deteriorated starting with my 26th move (a mistake).
26 Mistake - best move was g4
27 Inaccuracy - best move was c4.
29 Inaccuracy - best move was Rd3.
30 Inaccuracy - best move was Rd3.
34 Inaccuracy - best move was c4.
To my shock, this was the game summary:
JamieDelarosa (1771): 4 inaccuracies, 1 mistakes, 0 blunders, 16 average centipawn loss
Ultor1 (1846): 0 inaccuracies, 0 mistakes, 0 blunders, 6 average centipawn loss
He played a "perfect game." Perhaps it was a great effort, and no engine was involved. It is possible. My games don't have great depth and astounding concepts, because I am not that good.
It's funny, if Ultor1, came back to the site, I would still feel friendly toward him. I think that I would want to know what his motvation was, but I would have a hard time holding a grudge. He seemed like a nice guy.
It's confirmed, I am a sap.