|Internet Chess Club||5||23%|
|Chess Assistant Club||4||18%|
|Other Chess Correspondence Sites (please specify)||2||9%|
|Other real time chess Sites (please specify)||4||18%|
So, if you want a higher certainty that you are playing fair, just put on your formula 'manual accept' and check who are you going to play, if it's an old account the chances it's cheating is really low (unless suddenly he decided to cheat), so just avoid playing against new accounts.
I would go for Playchess as ICC has loud abrasive foulmouths who would make Graham Banks or Terry McCracken hide under the table.
Every chess server has it's fair share of cheats, there's no way to get around that.
I quit paying for memberships due to this fact, I only play as a guest, unfortunately ICC discontinued guest accounts last August.
I use to play there all the time, finding the best opposition there...I've played FM's, IM's and even a GM, but they rarely played guests.
I've won and lost games to some of the strongest players in the world.
I tried to login as a guest at ICC and it says guest account suspended. The last time I played on ICC 7-day trial, some guy wanted to retract his blunder, when I disallowed him he lost the game and followed me around insulting me. He would also send me game invites and then not move. At least on playchess you can play as a guest and if the guy loses, he does not follow you around insulting you.
> How come some clown with an engine was able to play Short and fool him into thinking that that was Fischer?
Presumably because it was a guest and Short was an idiot. They don't check games played by anonymous members (and, back when they were allowed to play, guests).
> The last time I played on ICC 7-day trial, some guy wanted to retract his blunder, when I disallowed him he lost the game and followed me around insulting me. He would also send me game invites and then not move.
You could have done "+censor someguy" (recommended) and/or "complain someguy Look at what he said after I beat him!" (depending on how rude he was).
For what it is worth lol I think the playchess server has a much cleaner interface with better graphics etc ... Both sites have idiots. My pet hate are players who are in a lost position and then just will not resign or move and you have to let there time run out or lose the game yourself.
By the way, I prefer playchess because it is far more liberal. In ICC there's a lot of official censorship. I hate that. For me is acceptable that a player censors another player, but, admins censoring players is against free speech.
Powered by mwForum 2.27.4 © 1999-2012 Markus Wichitill