Chess rating: 2057
Give chess goodie
|Sun May 24 2015 12:56PM | MsgID: 18267065|
It is with great sadness that i will no longer be continuing my subscription with Chessworld.
There is a serious problem which has become very obvious and increasingly widespread. Many chess players on this site can no longer resist the urge to use their chess programs in the pursuit of a higher chess rating. I do not need to cite examples or offer up evidence because i am a good chess player who has played chess for over 30 years and i just know that players use chess programs on this site. i even managed to get one player to admit it!.
This problem ruins online correspondence chess in my view because i no longer play the player but the program and i can do that with my own chess program if i choose without a yearly fee.
I can not see how chess sites are going to prevent this practice so i feel that this type of online chess is on the way out and only online lightning and speed chess will prevail.
I would like to add that i am aware that there are chess players out there who do not use programs and i would love to hear their views but more so, the views of program users if they are brave enough to speak out.