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by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

"I don't know why he spent over two minutes on move 3 in a five minute game, perhaps he had to answer the door, the internet went down or the dog started barking." I can confirm all of the above have made me spend weird time on a move, so you can't take that in isolation. .... Oh for sure. I've had...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

Here's my game with him. Perfect theory - albeit after very curious thinking time on move 2 and 3 - then ... Well what would you call it? A lot of mouse slips? [Event "Rated Blitz game"] [Site "https://lichess.org/jOEb5a7E"] [Date "2021.04.05"] [White "freddy1963"] [Black "jthechessb"] [Result "0-1"...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

It would appear the player has been purposefully losing games, but I am not sure that you can say that they have been purposefully losing games to deflate or increase their rating. Well I have my own view on that - but as demonstrated above, it is not necessary to say that they have been purposeful...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

Another factor is the bad habit, a bit like chasing your bets, of playing ‘one more game’, despite being tired and on a losing streak, and watching your rating plummet. That’s not cheating, it’s just playing badly That's true - but that's not what he's doing at the moment. For some time he's been i...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

Over the last two days alone there's been at least ten deliberately lost games. That's not counting all losses. Just the very obvious ones when they either (a) resign after a few moves (b) resign in a winning position (c) deliberately give all their pieces away. Thinking about this I am not sure th...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

Actually, having looked at his graph, this 'getting back to 1500' theory is simply wrong as an explanation as to what he's doing now. He has dropped back to around 1500 twice. May 2019 and August 2020. Over the last six months - despite all the deliberate losses - he's not been below 1850. I had no...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

I don't really understand this, the player has zero tournament points, so why do we think he is choosing to lose so many games in a row? My suspicion is that this user has been deliberately losing games in order to get back to the 1500 starting rating in order to do a speedrun back up to his usual ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

He won the next three games which would again suggest he's not always deliberately trying to get his rating down to 1500. As it turns out the next game he played - about 45 minutes ago according to Lichess - he resigned rather than take his opponent's queen which was en prise. It's +14 -9 for Fred ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

As to whether it matters or not ... I would say our pal Freddy being banned or not matters an awful lot less than the very large difference to what LiChess say about their cheat detection and the reality of cheat detection on LiChess. Every game I post - and it's only a matter of a few seconds' work...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

Played around an hour ago according to LiChess. He won the next three games which would again suggest he's not always deliberately trying to get his rating down to 1500. [Event "Rated Blitz game"] [Site "https://lichess.org/0uKSPcg3"] [Date "2021.04.10"] [White "freddy1963"] [Black "Alexei19831"] [R...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

This may be true but it's certainly not all he's doing. E.g. when he chucked a game against me it was just after he resigned one in a winning position. But subsequently he has won many (and deliberately lost many) without getting anywhere near back to 1500. And the joy of winning those games? Mine ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

The second game you posted looks like Rd2 could well have just been a careless blunder followed by him chucking away all his remaining pieces out of annoyance. Maybe a fit of rage then saw him immediately resign his next game or maybe he decided he was no longer in the right headspace to be playing...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

I don't really understand this, the player has zero tournament points, so why do we think he is choosing to lose so many games in a row? My suspicion is that this user has been deliberately losing games in order to get back to the 1500 starting rating in order to do a speedrun back up to his usual ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

I don't really understand this, the player has zero tournament points, so why do we think he is choosing to lose so many games in a row? Hard to understand quite what he’s doing and why, but losing 67 in a row, mostly in 4 or 5 moves, is a) pretty clear evidence that this is what he’s doing and b) ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205500

Re: Cheating in chess

"Matt Fletcher points out that six months ago this guy lost 67 games in a row." It could be a multiple user account. One who resigns after a few moves; One who plays normally for a while then deliberately loses all his/her pieces as quickly as possible; One who doesn't know any caro kann theory; On...