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Engine

The chess-playing part of computer chess programs

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  • Aug 9, 2019 | 10:38 AM
    RobertMoore1

    I have been accuses for cheating several times. Really? Am i playing like a comp? Accusing someone for use of engine is complicated. I can play bad and very good within my level of chess skills an understanding. Sometimes å lower rated suddenly outplay me. That is ok. I suspect engine use when opponent suddenly starts to play well in mid-game in a lost position. Using analyzes after game i have only once found a cheater and reported.

    That happened to me several times already. It's not just "sour grapes" as I acknowledge good play after every game, even if I'm beaten by a much lower rated player. What is obvious is when a player is a a piece down and losing badly suddenly starts disconnecting and reconnecting before every move and their standard of play suddenly becomes like a master. It is a small but significant proportion of players that cheat but it's hard to detect as they can do it occasionally or randomly when they can't produce a good move.



  • Aug 8, 2019 | 8:47 PM
    dr6
    dr6

    I have been accuses for cheating several times. Really? Am i playing like a comp? Accusing someone for use of engine is complicated. I can play bad and very good within my level of chess skills an understanding. Sometimes å lower rated suddenly outplay me. That is ok. I suspect engine use when opponent suddenly starts to play well in mid-game in a lost position. Using analyzes after game i have only once found a cheater and reported.



  • Aug 8, 2019 | 12:33 PM
    RobertMoore1

    There are constant both automated checks and manual checks based on reports (click the menu under the a1-square after a game - all reports are checked) or other suspicions. Of course it's not possible to stop all cheating, but it's taken very seriously and players who are caught are banned. 

    Good. I just joined as a premium member. I not yet familiar with all the menu features. I left Chess.com several years ago because of rampart engine use IMO. LiChess was better but it was being tainted gradually. Even Magnus and Hikaru have been burned by online engine use. It's difficult to detect because it is often intermittent and few players do it constantly to avoid detection. I am joining a local chess club to play OTB. 



  • Aug 7, 2019 | 7:20 PM
    Colin

    If engine use is not addressed by the site owners, I will not be renewing premium membership. Just don't ignore it as though it doesn't exist. Do something about it.

    There are constant both automated checks and manual checks based on reports (click the menu under the a1-square after a game - all reports are checked) or other suspicions. Of course it's not possible to stop all cheating, but it's taken very seriously and players who are caught are banned. 



  • Aug 7, 2019 | 3:12 PM
    RobertMoore1

    If engine use is not addressed by the site owners, I will not be renewing premium membership. Just don't ignore it as though it doesn't exist. Do something about it.




  • Jul 21, 2018 | 4:20 PM
    Farhanchehrehsaa

    White win



  • Nov 29, 2017 | 8:18 PM
    dr6
    dr6

    Generally please make sure that the engine is activated in your profile settings. To check this please visit the database tool (https://chess24.com/en/analysis) and choose "Settings" in the menu below the board. Make sure that "Show computer analysis" is activated.

    If you have more questions I suggest you contact support@chess24.com for help.

    Thx for your answer. Settings is ok. My requests for help is met With mute.



  • Nov 29, 2017 | 8:41 AM
    Malte

    I cant use the engine. Why?

    Generally please make sure that the engine is activated in your profile settings. To check this please visit the database tool (https://chess24.com/en/analysis) and choose "Settings" in the menu below the board. Make sure that "Show computer analysis" is activated.

    If you have more questions I suggest you contact support@chess24.com for help.



  • Nov 28, 2017 | 10:06 PM
    dr6
    dr6

    I cant use the engine. Why?




  • Oct 30, 2017 | 10:12 PM
    .Asterix.

    Feels like there are quite a few engine users on c24 ;/



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