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« on: February 20, 2012, 09:44:23 PM »

I've played here for many years, and have noticed some players making big jumps in ratings, always from the 1700s to the mid to upper 1800s and even 1900s in a short period of time.  However, the only change I've seen in their play, is the ability to take a very long time to cube, always followed by a world class cube.  Anyone else here notice such a thing? 

Talk amongst yourselves.....
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 01:24:54 PM »

I have noticed that, too.   cool  Do you think they are using bots?   ohmy  I suspect that might be the case sometimes........notably when  players take a long time to play.   Yes  However, I see no way to prove it, so I have kept my thoughts to myself until now.   Wink  I keep hoping when I reach 1700, that I, also, will shoot up there, but, it hasn't happened, so far.  Tongue

I do know it's easy to drop 100-200 rating points, either by a bad luck streak, distractions, or maybe a streak of retardation, speaking for myself, of course.   laugh 

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 02:44:39 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 11:23:46 PM »

I agree with moonshadow.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 11:55:04 PM »

I'm sure some players use bots. But I couldn't care less - don't they have a life? What harm does it do me? I play 'real' backgammon at the local club for real money and no-one uses bots there! I pity players like dipr and others who are hung up on ratings. Probably indicates deficiencies in other areas Wink

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 03:07:21 PM »

I consider it mere human nature!   thumbsup2

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