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Currently looking for serious game players who play checkers and variants to join Brian's 1971 Pub. Starting March 14th, we will have the following checkers tournaments begin in my fellowship...Checkers, Czech checkers, Italian Checkers and Corner checkers. Please request membership to play in any of these tournaments. Thank you.
Gabriel Almeida: Some sort of glitch. I kept thinking my switch hadn't worked. Spent forever trying to figure it out. But then I realized it really had switched to you. So I don't know. Perhaps it will change to your name at some point. I'll mention the glitch to Fencer in the Glob fellowship.
Very saddened by Bill's (Purple) passing. I've never met him in person, but I've played checkers him online for about 17 years. We first played on a site ItsYourMove and then we both came here. He will be missed.
This board WILL NOT sink into personal fights. This is the ONLY warning. Thank you. As the Moderator said, the personal stuff will be dropped, and the topic will be Checkers. Not accusations back and forth. And, this will not be debated here either.
Purple: There is a place called the real world where people actually sit across a board from their opponent and play a game or two of checkers. Not all games are played on computers, or with computers, for that matter.
Wanna see how plays a "clean player"? See this game! It was won for me, after a hard fight. Skinny congratulated me for that. But, while talking to a friend, I made a stupid mistake, and lost it. Skinny noticed it, asked me what happened, and when I told him, he offered me the draw! That's what a great player do!
I resigned the game, because it was my mistake, but preciate skinny's attitud. That's because of players like skinny that BK it's still a good site.
Darles Chickens: Programs play very predicatable lines but not.easy to spot. Many legitimate players use the same few moves so it takes lots of games to spot a user. A few years ago a player unashamedly sold his Checker programs right here on this site. The late, great Richard Fortman beat programs very often..so have some others.
Purple: ok, let's put a stone on km's grave, never forgetting the evilness of a few (5, huh?)... Now, back to the first goal, and I hope you do have a word to say... It is regretable to use programs in our games! It's not honest and this should be inculcated in everyone's conciousness. We can't prove with certainty that someone used a program against us, but we can decline a game against someone if we suspect he's using a program. The only way I have to check if someone's using a program is to analyse all moves and make a comparison. and even so it's very hard, because we have to run several programs. So, back to beginning, unless someone has a better idea, its all a question of conciousness...
Purple: I wonder...Why did you posted that km comment, if I only wrote that I would like everyone to know what programs are beeing used in checkers and anti-checkers games, to prevent cheating? I know you're a good person and your subconscious send you a message to discard yourself from that regretable group...But, as Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar's play and you very well quoted: "The evil that men do lives after them..the good is often interred with their bones", I guess km evil is very alive, because some players are still using such programs...
Darles Chickens: I'm still blocked by Purple because I asked about KM group and "the possibility" of cheating... eheheheh. I see some bones up in the air, never interred! ;)
Yeah, programs are such an idiot way to win games. I can't understand why some people do it! I have my own theory, but I'll tell it to you in some other place, where my words can't be deleted, Mr. Darles. ;)
Purple: lol...as the saying goes: "you missed a good opportunity to be quiet". As we all know, km gang had a reputation (how can I say this in a soft way?...) at least questionable. Or maybe praiseworthy for those who only seek win, regardeless the means to achieve it...For me, using a program is always regrettable and shows lack of principles.
I stopped playing regular checkers after finding that some of my opponents were using programs such as CakeManchester or Chinook to make their moves. So, I downloaded Cake Manchester, from Martin Fierz's homepage and now, when I want to play a good game, I do it against my machine. What I found a few months ago, was that Martin also developed a suicidal version for his Cake (here known as anti-checkers). I downloaded it too, and after playing some games against it, I found very familiar moves from games I had with two or three opponents, specially from ItsYousTurn.com. I surely hope that people will reconsider the use of such programs in their moves, or there will be no interest at all to keep playing those games here, against real players, when in reality we're doing that against a machine...
rod03801: Do you think Fencer would reconsider setting up some ladders, maybe in chess, checkers and Backgammon to begin with? Goldtoken and It's Your Turn have them and anything they can do we can do better. Not so?
Purple: Anyway, people are free to choose who they wanna play with. For several reasons. Time they use in a game, for example. Or for "friend affinities". Or even other reasons. I like to play against some good players because I trully believe they are "fair players" and I can always learn something with them. I believe they also like to play with me.