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by Matthew Turner
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155707

Re: Cheating in chess

Neville,
I don't think they make it easy for you (for perfectly good reasons)
If you are that bothered, you can check the games where you lost 6 points and check the account of the opponent.
by Matthew Turner
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155707

Re: Cheating in chess

I was very disappointed to hear from a good friend of mine that lichess had restricted his activity because of "violations" which they will not specify. Good news, as my friend reports: LiChess have said that they are constantly improving their cheating detection s/w, but that in my case it flagged...
by Matthew Turner
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155707

Re: Cheating in chess

Richard, Obviously, we are not party to all the metrics here, but I would be very, very surprised if a player was banned on the basis of the moves in this games. Therefore, there would seem to be two main possibilities 1. The player was banned for something that has happened in other games and the t...
by Matthew Turner
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155707

Re: Cheating in chess

Martin,
Maybe you could post the last few games anonymously so we can see for ourselves.
by Matthew Turner
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

Michael Stoop played Freddie Sugden at at the WECU Congress in 2009. They would be roughly 70 years apart. I would imagine that Michael would have played someone relatively old in his younger days, so I imagine he would get well over the century mark.
by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 32
Views: 1874

Re: Skilling Open

Not meant to be harsh, simply meant to be good marketing
by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 32
Views: 1874

Re: Skilling Open

How about a users' poll to decide on the last place? Nakamura?
by Matthew Turner
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Online LJCC
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Online LJCC

Angus,
I don't think it is fair to say the organisations don't help each, but there are pretty big limitations on what they can do, not least what information can be shared under GDPR regulations.
by Matthew Turner
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Online LJCC
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Online LJCC

Angus, The UK Chess Challenge has an appeals procedure too Answering your question in a very roundabout way. 1. Providers have much more information than appeals panels 2. If there are appeals then there will be successful appeals 3. A successful appeal doesn't necessarily mean the provider got it ...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Online LJCC
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Online LJCC

Angus, The UK Chess Challenge has an appeals procedure too Answering your question in a very roundabout way. 1. Providers have much more information than appeals panels 2. If there are appeals then there will be successful appeals 3. A successful appeal doesn't necessarily mean the provider got it w...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155707

Re: Cheating in chess

If a 1500 player is consistently performing at 2500 then either the initial rating is very very wrong or they are cheating. How do you tell the difference, particularly for Juniors with out of date rapid ratings? You look at the evidence with an open mind don't you? Some questions you might conside...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155707

Re: Cheating in chess

The Regan tests have nothing to do with beating 2100 players, it is how well you match computer selections. The underlying problem being that the stronger the player, the more likely they are to find strong moves and the more likely it is these moves match those selected by an engine by coincidence...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155707

Re: Cheating in chess

The Regan tests have nothing to do with beating 2100 players, it is how well you match computer selections. Of course there has to be base case to test the performance against, so if you are assuming a player is 1300 and they are actually 1800 then this is going to be a very significant flaw. I wou...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155707

Re: Cheating in chess

This is the point we have reached? There was an attempt a few years ago to have the Regan tests accepted in OTB chess in the absence of physical evidence. Particularly for juniors and particularly for intermittent forms of chess such as rapidplay, ratings can lack credibility. For someone who is a ...