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ChessMood

ChessMood 10 months ago

Smart cheating
Yesterday I was playing on chess.com with someone 2800+.

All the game I didn't guess any of his moves.

And at some point, I understood what's happening

The opponent was a "Smart cheater", trying to do randomly 2nd and 3rd line of the engine
But all that moves were not making sense at all:)

The culmination came here (see the diagram), when opponent instead of playing 26.Rc1 - a move which 99.99% of people would do, he played 26.Re1

It was the 2nd best move for the engine

Takeaway: With smart cheating, sooner or later, one day you'll do such an unlogical move and will be banned.
Never try it, never! Never even think about it.
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Devansh Shah

Devansh Shah 10 months ago

Great view

Even Magnus Carlsen won't play re1 intuitively (but who knows :)

You pointed it right that we should play fairly as we are playing chess for brain development and not for external profits (which is a by-product of our playing skills)

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David Flynn

David Flynn 10 months ago

On a similar topic to smart cheating, but not in this case, there is an app advertised on Steam that lets you play chess against others with a choice of the engine's first or second move. I'm not sure what you really learn or what the enjoyment is with that. A lower rated player might benefit when one choice is a blunder and another a good move, but a choice of two good moves the player doesn't understand...?