Free online Chess server. Play Chess now in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play Chess with the computer, friends or random opponents.
Sign in
Reconnecting

I won this game but did not gain points

Asked by SPORTMAN
Tags boosting rated
Activity Viewed 4427 times, last updated
5
I won this game but did not get points!

[REDACTED]

Why?

One answer
2
Answered by Hellball
No points were gained because your opponent artificially boosted their rating.

Boosting is basically the practice of playing games against your own accounts and resigning them on e.g. the first move, to get a higher rating in one account.

Lichess will not mark you as a booster, but to make sure your opponent didn't keep bosting after being marked, I'm afraid you were awarded no points.

Note: I had to redact the link to the game due policy. We do not discuss cheating reports (or cheaters) openly, but through the report form instead. But I understand that you weren't aware that your opponent was a cheater, and that's fine.

Only registered members with one week of lichess activity can contribute to the Q&A.