Discussions about cheating

david

Chess.com takes cheating very seriously: 

https://support.chess.com/article/648-what-do-i-need-to-know-about-fair-play-on-chess-com

For further insight into the work that Chess.com does in this area, see also:
https://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-com-fair-play-and-cheat-detection
https://www.chess.com/blog/News/new-tools-for-fair-play-on-chess-com
https://www.chess.com/blog/DanielRensch/cheating-on-chesscom
http://pubs.royle.com/publication/?i=469188&article_id=2985800&view=articleBrowser&ver=html5

There's also these videos:

From the Q1 2020 "State of Chess.com" video:

Member Q&A from that same address:

Q&A from the 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man International:

However, discussions of cheating in the public forums are not permitted, nor are accusations that member X is cheating, as it tends to become very heated and results in lots of false accusations: any such posts will be locked.

To report a suspected cheater to the Support team, please select Report Abuse under the Help menu, or use this link: https://support.chess.com/article/346-contact-us. All reports are investigated, even if there is no immediate visible action.

To discuss the matter of cheating further, or to learn more about cheat detection, join the Cheating Discussion Forum at https://www.chess.com/club/cheating-forum - please note that you need to have been a member for more than a month to be accepted into this club, which is in itself a cheating prevention measure.

Thanks!
David, moderator

david

For statistics on how many accounts are investigated and closed for Fair Play, see the monthly reports, which started being published in May 2019:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-may-2020

  • 117,510,747 games reviewed for fair play
  • 4,882,865 accounts reviewed for fair play
  • 14,216 accounts closed for fair play (including 24 titled players)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-april-2020

  • 103,273,839 games reviewed for fair play
  • 4,372,423 accounts reviewed for fair play
  • 12,786 accounts closed for fair play (including 39 titled players)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-march-2020

  • 94,906,279 games reviewed for fair play
  • 3,975,120 accounts reviewed for fair play
  • 9,843 accounts closed for fair play (including 7 titled players)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-february-2020

  • 80,147,320 games reviewed for fair play
  • 3,407,150 accounts reviewed for fair play
  • 8,042 accounts closed for fair play (including 15 titled players)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-january-2020

  • 75,525,319 games reviewed for fair play
  • 3,385,743 accounts reviewed for fair play
  • 8,160 accounts closed for fair play (including 11 titled players)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-december-2019

  • 75,525,319 games reviewed for Fair Play
  • 3,209,212 accounts reviewed for Fair Play.
  • 6,044 accounts closed for Fair Play (including six titled players)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-november-2019

  • 73,305,601 games reviewed for Fair Play
  • 3,107,223 accounts reviewed for Fair Play.
  • 6,071 accounts closed for Fair Play (including eight titled players)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-october-2019

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-september-update

  • 70,476,000 games reviewed for fair play
  • 2,933,463 accounts reviewed for fair play
  • 6,726 accounts closed for fair play (10 titled)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-review-august-2019

  • 68,630,540 games reviewed for fair play
  • 2,885,431 accounts reviewed for fair play
  • 6,117 accounts closed for fair play (6 titled)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-july-2019

  • 63,277,535 games reviewed for fair play
  • 2,782,440 accounts reviewed for fair play
  • 6499 accounts closed for fair play (4 titled)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-month-in-review-june-2019

  • 63,277,535 games reviewed for Fair Play
  • 2,782,440 accounts reviewed for Fair Play
  • 5,157 accounts closed for Fair Play (7 Titled)

https://www.chess.com/news/view/month-in-review-may-2019

  • Games reviewed for Fair Play: 66,905,859
  • Accounts reviewed for Fair Play: 2,924,031
  • Accounts closed for Fair Play: 5,545 (eight Titled)
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