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Re: Cheaters

Post by Svartalf » Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:56 pm

If you need to cheat, that means you ought to do something else than play that game
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Post by JimC » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:05 pm

Cheating, where there is a good prospect of getting away with it, is built in to our nature by natural selection as a useful potential strategy.
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Re: Cheaters

Post by laklak » Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:38 pm

One man's cheat is another man's clever strategem.
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Re: Cheaters

Post by JimC » Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:54 pm

Of course, natural selection has also honed our Cheater detection systems - the usual evolutionary arms race occurs...
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Re: Cheaters

Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:13 pm

Over the summer Indian chess star and 5 time world champion Viswanathan Anand raised money for charity playing celebrities in a simul. One of the celebrities actually managed to win. Nikhil Kamath, India's youngest billionaire defeated Anand despite blundering a pawn on move 1.

Kamath later admitted to using a chess engine to help him win. --at.a.charity.event :fp:
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Re: Cheaters

Post by aufbahrung » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:04 pm

Chess is a inflexible ancient game based on stereotypes of style and behaviour. Never played it seriously since a computer won without human input. Cheating is OK but must be regulated or it could become standard and law. So, it comes back to....who watches the watchmen. The real question is hard, might be there's a reason for that?
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Re: Cheaters

Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:40 pm

That's an interesting view of the game. To me chess is amusing in the same way any puzzle box might be: the more ingenious the mechanism which unlocks it, the more gratifying it is to find it. So, while a queen trapped in the corner is neat, the same piece unable to find safety from any of a dozen possible moves is evocative: white to move.
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Re: Cheaters

Post by Svartalf » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:57 pm

I must admit that while I admire the skill of good chess players, I have no enthusiasm for the game, because I myself am totally lacking in the necessary abilities, and am a sore loser to boot.
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Re: Cheaters

Post by Sean Hayden » Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:58 am

Oh well, I'm no good either and also just appreciate the games of really strong players, like the above position from Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (2801) vs. Nakamura, Hikaru (2836) 0-1 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals 2021.
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Re: Cheaters

Post by Sean Hayden » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:19 am

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Re: Cheaters

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:18 pm

Baseball, like NASCAR, is a special case in my opinion. Both have a venerable history of players and teams trimming as close as possible to the edge of 'unfair advantage' (and sometimes stepping right over the line) including many of the greats in both sports. Illustrative examples: Not even touching on the juicing in baseball in the early years of this century, see for instance Gaylord Perry. As for NASCAR, see Junior Johnson.

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Re: Cheaters

Post by laklak » Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:51 pm

My favorite baseball cheat was Joe Niekro dropping his nail file.
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