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Author:  icehorse [ Sat May 13, 2017 9:32 am ]
Post subject:  sandbagger / bot user / argh

I'm playing "a guy" who 4 months ago was a DGS 1k and has managed to make it to 4d ! This "guy" is not new to DGS, I've played "him" several times over the last couple of years and "he" was always around 1k.

I suspect foul play :o

It's not a big deal really, but this seems to me to be a new style of sandbagging and sandbagging in general hurts the game... IMO.

Author:  cornucopia [ Sat May 13, 2017 1:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: sandbagger / bot user / argh

I also encountered this recently. Stable 8 kyu for many years who can "suddenly" beat higher dan players. I find this very sad because it really hurts the game, as you stated! Especially, it ruins the fun for the player him/herself, as you are cheating yourself also. I hope this won't become more mainstream.

Author:  daal [ Sun May 14, 2017 12:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: sandbagger / bot user / argh

Luckily, as a 4k, I doubt if I encounter it much, as bot-supported players will quickly move up in the ranks. I do suspect however that the problem will eventually subside for stronger players as well, because the thrill of watching one's purchased bot beat a human opponent will wear out sooner or later.

Author:  Shoreline [ Tue May 16, 2017 2:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: sandbagger / bot user / argh

This reverse of sandbagger. There are 4dan bot in DGS. Not sure what joy it provides to cheat with bot.

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