Using engines in correspondence games

  • 4 years ago · #2


    It's not allowed, and has a system, that they have understandably not released the specifics of, to find cheaters, found here. You can use the report abuse link to report your recent opponents, have them reviews.

    It's not much of a problem at my level :P but I wouldn't be surprised if there were some cheaters at your level. Good luck!

  • 4 years ago · #3


    They will probably lock this thread, but if its a championship game. Aren't there supposed to be people there with them, making sure its legit ?

    By the same token, cheating is always possible to some degree. Check out the ingenious methods people go thru at Las Vegas. The problem is when they get caught, and they will eventually, the consequences are not good.

    It just isn't worth it. So don't do it, and if you are a player wanting to improve, you are defeating yourself really. As far as a 2000 level player, maybe he is really a higher rated player than that, or is a master with the opening you are playing (plus you mentioned you messed up). There really is not a sure way to know unless you are there, and can actually check the guy for radio frequencies, etc.

    At lower levels it is doubtful, the higher the level, it does become more possible people would cheat, (not that they do, mind you), for money especially. Good luck.

  • 4 years ago · #4


    Can you post the games on here? so we can check if he was using Houdini

  • 4 years ago · #5


    Just run them through your engine. If a 2000 player on here is matching houdini on every move you know something is up.

  • 4 years ago · #6


    Join this group:

    and post your concerns in there. There are guys pretty clued up on checking for engine matchups.

    Talking about cheating  is not allowed in here, rightly or wrongly.... them's the rules.

  • 4 years ago · #7


    JDzokic, what is actually so strange about my post, could you please be a bit more specific ?  Plus pardon on the turn base/correspondence part. When I read in the op's ? It said  Canadian Championship, I took that for Turn based, sorry my bad on that.

  • 4 years ago · #9


    Engine use is not okay.

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