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Malbase wrote on 2003-04-27 UTC
This is for Douglas. How to tell when a computer is being used: Average, weak, or new players to the game should not be making great moves. I have seen it also. Several Yahoo! and POGO players, probably mostly kids admitted they were using a computer against me. I know of two games I lost to computers. I also know of several others where I beat the computers. It is against USCF Postal or email rules to use a computer during a game. It is also against FICS. EWCCF,and CCLA rules to use a computer. To play a game when neither player can use any help go to FICS. A free site. EWCCF: I do not know how the games work but I think it is similar to FICS. (I am a tournament director for EWCCF). But I do not play with EWCCF. USCF and CCLA use email to play games. It is not against USCF rules to use a book for a postal, email game. Normally a book is for the opening moves. has an online Opening book also. Or rather games. I do know of players using a database program for Opening help also. I do also. But Midgame and endgame I depend solely on my learning and training. Remember that most of these games mean nothing. I did not play chess in nearly 30 years and wanted to get back into 'shape.' Playing with a computer would have set me back. The reason, the computer would have been doing the thinking for me. All those players using a computer to play their games are cheating themselves. They will never learn how to play good chess.