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by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2575
Views: 210132

Re: Cheating in chess

I do think it would be very interesting to know what the lichess 'take' on Mr. Fred is; I feel it is impossible that there haven't been humans looking at him, given the number of reports that would have come in on this person. One of the things Mr LiChess said on Perpetual Chess was the number of r...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2575
Views: 210132

Re: Cheating in chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:15 am
... I don't think we'd know if anybody had been caught if they weren't banned.
exactly.
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2575
Views: 210132

Re: Cheating in chess

... , our only criteria are going to be who gets caught and who doesn't .... That's not quite accurate. Our criteria is going to be who gets banned and who doesn't. Have Lichess really not had a look at Freddy and seen what he's up to? I doubt it. Much more likely is that they know (he's been 'caug...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2575
Views: 210132

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:37 am
Human observation of the games offers no credible explanation for the player's play.
But there is a credible explanation - he's deliberately losing.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2575
Views: 210132

Re: Cheating in chess

My friend Angus - frequent visitor here - points out an example when somebody did get banned for a number of Scholars mate games ... although in this case he was winning against his 5 year old brother who didn't know any better. https://twitter.com/angusjfrench/status/1383744413365534734 So it seems...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2575
Views: 210132

Re: Cheating in chess

On twitter this morning Christof Sielecki reports an 'anti-Freddy' - somebody winning dozens of games in a row by scholars mate. These games spread over days ... and then 5 more after he tweeted this >> https://twitter.com/ChessExplained/status/1383681865471594499 About the experience he says, "Yea...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2575
Views: 210132

Re: Cheating in chess

If anybody was wondering if Freddy is still plagued by mouse slips ... he is. No doubt 2 Bc4 was the intended move. [Event "Rated Blitz game"] [Site "https://lichess.org/o6igh9Cj"] [Date "2021.04.17"] [White "freddy1963"] [Black "jmonar"] [Result "0-1"] [UTCDate "2021.04.17"] [UTCTime "19:27:09"] [W...
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch move and castling
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: Touch move and castling

I make my share of mouseslips and I make plenty of one move blunders which are not mouseslips. I doubt whether the difference would be apparent even with photographic evidence. It has recently been suggested that Qxd7 was a mouse slip when in fact the person concerned meant to play Qd4. If it's pos...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4331
Views: 473882

Re: Media comments on chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:28 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:09 pm
If Roddy McDowall isn't in it, I'm not watching it.
For clarity, I would watch any chess themed movie with Roddy McDowall in it. Or any ape themed movie with Roddy mcDowall in it. Or any movie at all in which apes play chess.
2001 has apes and chess. But not both together.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2575
Views: 210132

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: 2575
Views: 210132

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: 2575
Views: 210132

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: 2575
Views: 210132

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: 2575
Views: 210132

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: 2575
Views: 210132

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...