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Cheaters’ days are over

Marek Holeva | February 28, 2011 – 21:16No Comment | 1,602 views
Cheaters’ days are over

Days and weeks went by and suddenly it is not unusual to see 300 players online at the same time at Player pool is really diverse – some sit at the (virtual) chessboard for the first time in their life, others spice up their stay at work or school, regulars have their daily dose of blitz.

But there is a special group playing, called “the others”. Or, to be more precise, “the others” don’t play on their own. They are just operators, middle men between their computers and the opponent. It is nice that they enable unsuspecting opponents to play against software, very much stronger than the average grandmaster, but to play against computer, everyone of us can, for example, challenge one of the server engines.

No player is thus happy to come across such an “operator”. Therefore we have developed various tools to expose and pacify them.

In the last days, a number of players from TOP 20 have disappeared. It became obvious, that they didn’t play, but just “pushed the wood” blindly according to suggestions of an engine. All culprits have had their rating and statistics annulled, and the notorious cases were banned. We are certainly not pleased to sanction our users, but they simply unbearably polluted the atmosphere at the server.

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