xabichess wrote:Dear manfrixbaned,
I know how you feel, it is really annoying to play laggers, I have nothing against the country's or the people from these countries but I find that a lot of philipines or indonesian players have either poor connection which can be or for any other reason when I play them they have a lot of lag. I don't like that, it makes you play 2/0 or 3/0 game instead of 1/0.
I have nothing against them since I know that they play legit and just have really bad lag. I think that they too play with that incertity of what move have my oponent done since I have lag, and that is where they usually in the 40 secs left or 30 secs left part play really fast since they do not know whether the move will have a lot of lag or not.
Now you can say that they are used to the lag and you are not, I do not know if you can get used to it but it happens that way. The way to beat them as you have said it isthe way to beat them is to put up a nodge and play even faster whenver you consume more than a second their clock always goes back.. therefore you need to use pre moves the more pre moves you make the faster their time runs out..
Other matter is what you have said about the premove in the early part of the game, I have made 20 moves in the first sec and I do not think I have been cheating, I have just premoved every moves since the start. Sometimes this is quite easy to do if your oponent have around 0.4~0.7 secs of lag or more, even though if he has more lag it is really risky since you do not know if he has lag or he is actually thinking. The major fact to do this is when you and your oponent try to make a "strong" defence in the beginning of the match, usually when they do fianchetto in the first 2-3 moves and then continue with d3 and so you can do a lot of premove without a lot of risk and like that you both can make around 10~15 moves in the first sec by premoving by both players. Thus, I do not think that they were cheating, it is just that you have not attacked them properly or they have tried to defend the king by fianchettoing fastly as white or as black and make a lot of premoves since they know that you cannot attack them fast. It is really risky but it can be done.
This is why I cannot agree with your comment, sorry manfrixbaned, I have to tell you that I really hate playing laggers since they distract me a lot from my game. I would love to see them getting some kind of punishment but since chesscube politics is to take the first 2 secs of lag out ( viewtopic.php?f=12&t=35 ) you can not really complain about that.
I am sorry if I have been rush or impolite to you.
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