Opponent copies your moves in daily chess tournament

  • #121
    JMB2010 wrote:

    I would think this is cheating, but let us remember that IG wasn't banned, he closed his account, so I am not so sure.

    Are you basing that on the lack of a cheater symbol? Because only engine cheating earns you that symbol.

  • #122

    2 test games UNRATED (hey mr. Staff - we are not cheating guys!!!!):

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=82810066 (After 1. e4, e5; 2. Nf3, I don't know what to play because my opponent must play first in another game)
    But my time will finish first!! 

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=82810172

  • #123

    The solution is simple: never start 2 games at the same time, and always wait for all opponents in active older games to move (if it is thier turn), before you start a new game .  Then you are immune to copy-cats since you can always wait them out, forcing them to move first, allowing you to deivate your game as black at the move of your choice, even if you have no vacation time.  Once your game as black has deviated, you now have 2 different games.

  • #124

    Actually Scott, believe it or not, I am taking his word for it on this one.

  • #125
    theflyingtinman wrote:
    DrFrank124c wrote:

    The solution is to figure out moves that benefit your side but not his. 

    There is no "Your side" and "His side"; The OP is essentially playing a single game against himself, but spread over two boards, with the opponent acting only as an intermediary between the boards ... so there are only two possible outcomes: The OP will win one board and lose the other - or will draw the games on both boards. If the OP is rated significantly higher than the opponent then the opponent "wins" (on points) in either case.

    I applaud you, you are clear and concise.

  • #126

    #123

    Now I want to play but I can't!!  My opponent didnt answer yet and my time will get over before...

    So, there is a solution, friends...

  • #127
    TurboFish wrote:

    The solution is simple: never start 2 games at the same time, and always wait for all opponents in active older games to move (if it is thier turn), before you start a new game .  Then you are immune to copy-cats since you can always wait them out, forcing them to move first, allowing you to deivate your game as black at the move of your choice, even if you have no vacation time.  Once your game as black has deviated, you now have 2 different games.

    Just like "Occam`s razor," the simplest answer is often the most elegant solution to a problem. In the 6 game correspondence tournaments that I usually play in, some guys who are told to start their 3 games as white, will often wait to get their white opponents to respond to them first and then start their games as white. I`m not sure of the idea to somehow give you an advantage but such a person might be in more of a position to manipulate moves by others to generate moves against the others--maybe a drawing strategy to try to "pit" the others against one another. Something to think about.

  • #128
    tubebender wrote:

    Just like "Occam`s razor," the simplest answer is often the most elegant solution to a problem.

    Are you sure that's what Ockham's rule is? I very much doubt that 'elegance' was the principle.

  • #129

    Unless you are a professional your rating on this site shouldn't matter. Silly to play a game you're not enjoying because of a meaningless number.

  • #130

    Against a stronger opponent, it seems ok..

    Against a weaker,..i would recommend surplace..not moving..

  • #131
    steve_bute wrote:
    tubebender wrote:

    Just like "Occam`s razor," the simplest answer is often the most elegant solution to a problem.

    Are you sure that's what Ockham's rule is? I very much doubt that 'elegance' was the principle.

    Is Occam's Razor anything like Gillete's?

  • #132

    The simplest is of the most elegant.

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