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Interesting Chess Cheating Article by Pandolfini

Post by Sean Evans » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:28 am

Do Chess Players Cheat? The comments written at the bottom of the article by Chess.com members are interesting too :)

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Re: Interesting Chess Cheating Article by Pandolfini

Post by Terry McCracken » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:03 pm

Sean Evans wrote:Do Chess Players Cheat? The comments written at the bottom of the article by Chess.com members are interesting too :)
I imagine CCC won't let you post this as it's off topic (not computer chess) but actually it is computer chess.

I imagine no one has responded is likely due to cheating in chess and don't want to be associated with chess cheaters, when in fact they're cheating in chess.
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Re: Interesting Chess Cheating Article by Pandolfini

Post by Sean Evans » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:46 pm

Terry McCracken wrote:
Sean Evans wrote:Do Chess Players Cheat? The comments written at the bottom of the article by Chess.com members are interesting too :)
I imagine CCC won't let you post this as it's off topic (not computer chess) but actually it is computer chess.

I imagine no one has responded is likely due to cheating in chess and don't want to be associated with chess cheaters, when in fact they're cheating in chess.
Hi, what we need is a "human chess forum" at TalkChess.com! If you know who to contact, please do. I sent a PM to Sam without any response.

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Re: Interesting Chess Cheating Article by Pandolfini

Post by Terry McCracken » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:20 pm

I'm afraid I don't. The Idea is sound. Sam hold the keys to the solution.
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Re: Interesting Chess Cheating Article by Pandolfini

Post by Sam Hull » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:53 pm

Sean Evans wrote:
Terry McCracken wrote:
Sean Evans wrote:Do Chess Players Cheat? The comments written at the bottom of the article by Chess.com members are interesting too :)
I imagine CCC won't let you post this as it's off topic (not computer chess) but actually it is computer chess.

I imagine no one has responded is likely due to cheating in chess and don't want to be associated with chess cheaters, when in fact they're cheating in chess.
Hi, what we need is a "human chess forum" at TalkChess.com! If you know who to contact, please do. I sent a PM to Sam without any response.
By "without any response" you mean I didn't immediately create the forum at your suggestion. You and I have exchanged PMs on this topic over the last couple of weeks and it was at my suggestion that you ran the polls in CCC and CTF to see if the rest of the membership has any interest in this idea. The response has been extremely weak, but as I already PM'd you, the possibility hasn't been ruled out and the CTF mod team is conferring about it.

My suggestion is try bumping your poll, see if you can get more support. Half a dozen votes isn't very compelling.

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Re: Interesting Chess Cheating Article by Pandolfini

Post by Dan Honeycutt » Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:51 pm

Sam Hull wrote:By "without any response" you mean I didn't immediately create the forum at your suggestion. You and I have exchanged PMs on this topic over the last couple of weeks and it was at my suggestion that you ran the polls in CCC and CTF to see if the rest of the membership has any interest in this idea. The response has been extremely weak, but as I already PM'd you, the possibility hasn't been ruled out and the CTF mod team is conferring about it.

My suggestion is try bumping your poll, see if you can get more support. Half a dozen votes isn't very compelling.

-Sam-
Looking at the poll, the interest looks very tepid. CTF threads on the topic also don't generate a lot of interest, George Pichard starts threads regularly but only Derek and a couple others reply with regularity. I think the best impetus for a new forum is when a topic floods the old forum as was the case for tournaments and engine origins. CTF is far from flooded with human chess threads.

All that said I don't have any objection to at least giving the idea a try. Member games such as the current ones between Martin and Jack often do generate some interest. There could also be CCC members who would visit such a forum if they didn't have to navigate the wild waters that are CTF. My suggestion is give it a try for a few months. If it attracts posters, great. If it sits idle for days at a time, kill it.

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