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clock tampering

imnotthatgood87
Does anybody besides me seem to deal with a timer issues?... and I don’t mean slow moves. For some reason I lose substantial time off my timer after my opponents moves. Is this a form of cheating? Because it seems to happen often enough for me to think so. Some type of network tampering if you ask me
karmester

In order to obtain the access required to tamper with the clocks, one would first have to obtain access to the entire website. And as @Martin_Stahl once said, if they had that access, they would be doing much bigger things than tampering with the clocks.

The source of your problem is most likely lag or internet issues. If I am not mistaken, whatever time issues you suffer from lag or bad internet, is also suffered by your opponent in order to make it fair (I'm not completely sure about that one, but I seem to recall hearing it from a site moderator).

Perhaps try playing in a different area of your house? Or checking your internet? I know very little about internet connection, but I'm almost certain that your opponent is not changing the clocks.

Hope this helps!

Martin_Stahl
imnotthatgood87 wrote:
Does anybody besides me seem to deal with a timer issues?... and I don’t mean slow moves. For some reason I lose substantial time off my timer after my opponents moves. Is this a form of cheating? Because it seems to happen often enough for me to think so. Some type of network tampering if you ask me

 

Your opponent can't impact your connection. 

 

Some of the information in the following may help:

https://support.chess.com/article/213-how-do-i-fix-my-disconnect-lag-issues

fariddmx2
I’ve seen that in finals. If you are way behind, let’s say a Queen down, your opponent somehow gets extra seconds. The good thing is that works the same way when you are way ahead. I personally don’t like it.
Martin_Stahl
barondali wrote:

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The source of your problem is most likely lag or internet issues. If I am not mistaken, whatever time issues you suffer from lag or bad internet, is also suffered by your opponent in order to make it fair (I'm not completely sure about that one, but I seem to recall hearing it from a site moderator).

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The site tries not to pair a member with a good connection with someone with a poor connection, but once a game starts, if one member's connection starts having issues, that doesn't impact the other player's connectivity or clock.

Martin_Stahl
fariddmx2 wrote:
I’ve seen that in finals. If you are way behind, let’s say a Queen down, your opponent somehow gets extra seconds. The good thing is that works the same way when you are way ahead. I personally don’t like it.

 

https://support.chess.com/article/423-why-did-the-clock-times-suddenly-change-the-clocks-seem-broken

Overs02

Definitely internet problem, had the same problem January. Problem was shared address, once returned to single use everything sped up and no more clock issues. (that was after at least 8 lost games down to time happy.png ) I hope that this helps.

nTzT

It's much more likely that your internet is cutting off than you playing against some mastermind doing the impossible.

Stock_Fish109
Why r there so many threads abt this?
Stock_Fish109
Other than the fact that it’s a common problem to have bad internet
dumberovski
Constant disconnection today. If I could share my screenshots, you’d be shocked. I can’t play in bullet mode. Either I’m disconnected or my opponent. I have a screenshot showing that the game has been interrupted while a premove was entered and there’s still just over 1 sec on my own clock ... and 8 on my opponent’s. Guess what? I lost with 1 sec left and premove entered. Amazing and upsetting.
nTzT
dumberovski wrote:
Constant disconnection today. If I could share my screenshots, you’d be shocked. I can’t play in bullet mode. Either I’m disconnected or my opponent. I have a screenshot showing that the game has been interrupted while a premove was entered and there’s still just over 1 sec on my own clock ... and 8 on my opponent’s. Guess what? I lost with 1 sec left and premove entered. Amazing and upsetting.

Are you playing on Wifi?

dumberovski
@nTzT: I do, indeed.
Soniasthetics

Clock tampering doesnt exist on chess.com

if ur having clock issues its because of ur connection to the servers.

 

Martin_Stahl
dumberovski wrote:
Constant disconnection today. If I could share my screenshots, you’d be shocked. I can’t play in bullet mode. Either I’m disconnected or my opponent. I have a screenshot showing that the game has been interrupted while a premove was entered and there’s still just over 1 sec on my own clock ... and 8 on my opponent’s. Guess what? I lost with 1 sec left and premove entered. Amazing and upsetting.

 

You didn't have second left, or rather you had a second during the premove but connection issues prevented the move making it to the server before that time had expired.

https://support.chess.com/article/689-i-lost-by-timeout-but-the-game-record-shows-i-had-time-left-what-is-going-on

canadian_rt
imnotthatgood87 wrote:
Does anybody besides me seem to deal with a timer issues?... and I don’t mean slow moves. For some reason I lose substantial time off my timer after my opponents moves. Is this a form of cheating? Because it seems to happen often enough for me to think so. Some type of network tampering if you ask me

hehe, if you can tamper this, why not make it so that your clock never moves down and your opponents clock wastes double the amount of time

DrewGainer

Why do so many people lose on bad connection and proceed to claim their opponent was tampering with their clock? OP didn't assert this so overtly, but I've seen others post vicious messages accusing their opponent of doing this. People need to understand that this is bad connection, which most people (myself included), seem to have. I apologize to whoever I'm posting after, as posts are coming in faster than I can type this one. I believe it's still a relevant question, though.

DrewGainer
canadian_rt wrote:
imnotthatgood87 wrote:
Does anybody besides me seem to deal with a timer issues?... and I don’t mean slow moves. For some reason I lose substantial time off my timer after my opponents moves. Is this a form of cheating? Because it seems to happen often enough for me to think so. Some type of network tampering if you ask me

hehe, if you can tamper this, why not make it so that your clock never moves down and your opponents clock wastes double the amount of time

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