People cheating with the clock in chess games!!!

NOT_A_TURKEY

I have noticed that some people have been somehow stopping their clock for about a minute, and then when their clock runs again, the time has been taken off MY clock. I have lost many games this way, so is there anything Chess.com or I can do about it?

 

Thanks!

VladimirHerceg91

No man it's just a connection issue. Nobody can stop their clock. Not even Eric. 

1818-1828271
If you get a diamond membership you'll unlock the clock hack and can do the same thing to others.. Cheers
VladimirHerceg91
1818-1828271 wrote:
If you get a diamond membership you'll unlock the clock hack and can do the same thing to others.. Cheers

Hahahahah +1

Cherub_Enjel

It's most likely a connection issue. Very often this used to happen to me - the game would be seem to running, but the truth is that after your opponent made his/her move, the move was transmitted, and your clock started running, but it didn't show up on your computer until a lot later. 

I'm not sure there's much to be done, maybe you need better connection? 

But it's not cheating - that's pretty near impossible. 

LewisTu
Very high lag causes this. I've experienced it sometimes. Just don't play until your connection gets better.
anotherklaus
This is unfair and should be corrected. Why has chess dot com not done so? Why differentiate between paying and non paying in this way? Please explain.
Rsava
anotherklaus wrote:
This is unfair and should be corrected. Why has chess dot com not done so? Why differentiate between paying and non paying in this way? Please explain.

It is not a paying/non-paying issue.

It is an internet connection issue (usually) of the person that gets affected. It is called lag. See the post above yours and @Cherub_Enjel's post.

Cherub_Enjel

Thing is, I'd seriously like to know how something like this is possible, if it even is. 

Rsava

I guess technically you could if - IF - you somehow gained control of the chess.com server (like that would ever happen) or you could somehow put in a lag switch (like the old FPS lag switches - do they still have those now?) you could do it. 

I thought to use a lag switch though you had to be the one hosting it but it has been a looooong time since I messed around with them.

brickman123

It's not a lag prob. I just played. The opponents time was at 19 seconds and going down. Then it jumped to 30 sec. does a lag add time. Lol
Rsava

Umm, yes it does. Learn what lag is and how it affects timers. 

hmazloomian
There are too many coincidences to think it is random that so many times as soon as My opponents are in trouble in blitz or bullet my time goes haywire and freezes! I am pretty certain tech savvy hacking types can cheat by disconnecting their opponents. Chess.com must address this issue immediately or it is not worth paying for membership!
oregonpatzer

There are two ways to achieve this hack.  One involves an incantation by a powerful shaman, and the other involves an artificial gravity source to dilate time.  Without being there while you were playing, I can't tell you which way was used against you. 

mcris

Don't be (reverse EVIAN) to think that if they are bots to play on chess.com, bots that can fake time cannot exists.

david
hmazloomian wrote:
I am pretty certain tech savvy hacking types can cheat by disconnecting their opponents.

No, I'm afraid that's not possible - please see Why did the clock times suddenly change? The clocks seem broken! for the actual explanation.

The Cheating Discussion club can help you understand what actual cheating looks like: if you believe an opponent is cheating, please report it to the Support team via Help --> Report Abuse

I am now locking this thread.

Thanks,

David, moderator

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