Cheating in Live Chess

Lots of people are cheating on with computers. However, most of them don't. Many are becoming seriously paranoid about these cheaters, to the point where they accuse people of cheating without real evidence. 

I've been playing a few games recently and everytime I beat someone over 300 points higher, they accuse me of using computer assistance. I've recently played someone named Renumerated Frog who had about same rating as I did (around 1550). I beat him and he started spamming me with messages about how it was so pathetic to cheat in an unrated game. Did he even bother to check the game on Fritz first?

Here is the game: 

The game was full of numerous blunders from both sides. Any player would tell you that it was not the work of a computer. The game itself is actually of bad quality and played in 3 minute time control. 

Its fine to have comtempt for cheaters but don't accuse someone of using a computer unless you have real evidence. Also, don't do it just to make your opponent feel bad after he/she beat you. Sore losers are probably just as bad as cheaters.


  • 4 years ago


    I'm feeling that frustration now. I'm playing in the Catalan tournament,and one of my opponents has increased his rating by 500 pts in just two weeks. The last time he lost a game, he was rated roughly 1000 and was beaten in less than twenty five moves. Now he won the last dozen games straight usually scoring a victory in less than twenty five moves! This is phenomenal progress. The lethal combination attack he unleashed on me was a thing of beauty. I learned quite a bit. After the game I think I will submit it for analysis, I'm sure I will get a lot of recommendations for my moves.

  • 4 years ago


    honestly if someone cheats i don't care because the one who is learning something it's me

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