Is it against site policy to copy your opponent's moves from one tournament game into another game from the same tournament? (Is it ever ok to do this?)
Here is what is happening. I have a game where I am white against the 1300 player. The 1300 player has white against a different 2100 player, from the same tournament. (Both games are ongoing in the tournament.) I made the move 1: d4, and the 1300 player then goes to make the same move against the other player. He then waits for the response from the other 2100 player (it was Nf6), and then he plays this move on my board.
In this manner (theoretically) he is guaranteed of getting exactly 1 point out of the two points available. He will win one game and lose the other, or he will draw both.
I hope I have explained this well - do you have any questions?
Yes, I have contacted the 2100 player, chess.com staff, and the 1300 player explaining that this is unacceptable.
I don't see any way other than the player forfeiting both of the games, but we will see what chess.com staff decides.
Basically you are playing the 2100 player with him as an intermediary to push the pieces. This is an old trick used by a couple of farmers against Alekhine. They challenged him that one of them would beat him for sure. By using this technique,he ended up playing against himself!!!
I agree it is not professional to use this at a tournament...useful party trick though...lol
or hunt him down and kill him slowly and painfully(joke)
Alekhine could have played a draw in such a situation by pat.
About your problem ozzie, yes this IS cheating and I'm sure the chess.com staff will do something.
Anyway, in your situation, you have more chances to win than in Alekhine's lol.
It will be interested to hear how this issue was resolved!
Well Done to spot what was going on!
precisely they gained nothing of substance as far as ability goes.not men of any realclass ostricise this type for the betterment of the community
I say that if is decided that this player is not cheating, than we should post their name in a forum and make public their conduct. Maybe the possible shame would make them take a different approach to this noble game of ours.
ILEARNDAT7 seems to have overlooked the fact that his/her family, descendents, known associates, etc. will also need to be eliminated - as a warning to others. Perhaps, though, as a first course, a severed knight's head could be left on his pillow?
I looked at the game(s), it's really funny, 29 moves were copied.
It IS cheating and since both games were in the same tournament, the guy (which is actually a 15 years old kid) had few chances to do that without being noticed.
I know you guys are joking, but please consider this is just a kid.
This is not cheating. As has been mentioned, this is really not any different from relying on a database to make one's moves, which is perfectly legal. I would recommend putting this player on your blocked list.
EDIT - I was wrong on this. Please use the REPORT ABUSE link if this happens to you.