copy cat

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #5


    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 

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #6


    in my mind this"cheater"may get his short term advantage,but learn no real lasting knowledge .expose him so when others play against him they know the caliber of his character.he will eventually be ousted by the community,from the community,building a better site for us all.
  • 8 years ago · Quote · #7


    or hunt him down and kill him slowly and painfully(joke)


  • 8 years ago · Quote · #8


    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 staff will do something.

    Anyway, in your situation, you have more chances to win than in Alekhine's Laughing lol. 

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #9


    kick out the cheat
  • 8 years ago · Quote · #10


    It will be interested to hear how this issue was resolved!


    Well Done to spot what was going on!

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #11


    Read a similar story recently involving Frank Marshall. Marshall was approached by a 'friend' for some advice about a game he was playing. Marshall gave the advice and then later learnt that it was actually an ongoing correspondence game against another gentleman he also knew. Marshall solved the dilemma by approaching the 2nd player and after getting him to disclose the game without directly telling him why, gave him advice on what to play. Both players continued on, unaware that Marshall was helping both of them. In the end, the game was drawn, and both players were left wondering how their opponent had managed to draw against the great Frank Marshall!!
  • 8 years ago · Quote · #12


    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


  • 8 years ago · Quote · #13


    this is cheating for sure
  • 8 years ago · Quote · #14


    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.


  • 8 years ago · Quote · #15


    ILEARNEDAT7 wrote:

    or hunt him down and kill him slowly and painfully(joke)


    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?

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #16


    Ban the ****er.
  • 8 years ago · Quote · #17


    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. 

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #18


    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.

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #20


    If this is not cheating, then I guess asking your GM friend on what moves to do next is not cheating either?

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