List of MSN Gaming Zone Backgammon Cheaters

[Update: MSN has removed Backgammon from its games. Probably because of the rampant cheating. For a more fair place to play Backgammon that minimizes the chance of cheating (particularly because of the availability of instant replays) try https://www.gameslush.com/backgammon]

Figured I’d compile this list after seeing several cheaters that exploit the “repeated-undo stall/timeout” bug. Hopefully this list will help legitimate players safely quit the game before entering a match with these sociopaths. Don’t know why these cheaters spend so much time on such fruitless (and mindless) idiocy when they could instead devote their efforts to learning how to play properly. It becomes obviously fishy when these players rated 2000 and higher play so poorly … you can smell the undo-stall cheat coming from a mile.

Here’s the list so far and I’ll update it as it grows:

nabnabnab8
Long_TeaBagger
rollierocket
OP91
Tricked_Safe1
yambag7
PerfectBalance5
SlowerLeech
BestInTheWest67
Deadly_Timing
Monteceito
StainableMetal
Master_of_Dice
quickie1913
SteadierPig6
OBX_7
TempFormula6
Emilian11

2015-01-07: WirierCloth

More as of 2014-07-31:
opticstwo
prancing_horse2
GogglesPaisano5

More as of 2014-06-13:
EnamoretedAunt
HitByABus
Length_Axis

More courtesy of the Microsoft community forums thread:
Ciscoman9
filini
smuglight
future_seer
sprite
Elephant__
LolaBadGirl
George1772
Guest (with 23,000+ games)
Guest (with 10,000+ games)
RiskQueen

Edit — thanks to Bob_Who for the following update:

Novy22
CrazyFastTD
TutorialCoder
Tigermartin7890
Sieeeeeeeb
MD_Danny
Tradable_Toast
ErrantMarlin
eastcoast_poker
Burdened_Steet
PADDLES__
Peak_Wizard0
Gammon4all
Eqlant
BobbyJ30
PSstarman1
Barmy_Quotient

Courtesy of this video (link):
CulichiGuapo

Prior to 2012-10-14:
Stereo_Chart
NathDan0615
Cursive_Tiger
BCCFMPTN
hunter_gunter

67 thoughts on “List of MSN Gaming Zone Backgammon Cheaters”
  1. Here are some 2013 cheaters that I have submitted screen captures to zmaster:

    Novy22
    CrazyFastTD
    TutorialCoder
    Tigermartin7890
    Sieeeeeeeb
    MD_Danny
    Tradable_Toast
    ErrantMarlin
    eastcoast_poker
    Burdened_Steet
    PADDLES__
    Peak_Wizard0
    Gammon4all
    Eqlant
    BobbyJ30
    PSstarman1
    Barmy_Quotient

    Zmaster@microsoft.com assures me that evidence of cheating in the form of screen captures will be dealt with. Here is their reply to me:

    Greetings MSN Games Player,

    Thank you for your question. Any action taken by MSN Games against an offending player is at our discretion, and we do not confirm any action taken to the reporting player.

    You may be confident that players shown to be in violation of our Code of Conduct will be appropriately dealt with. Please send a screenshot if you encounter a disruptive player again.

    Thank you,
    MSN Games Support

    1. Thanks for the update! I haven’t been on Zone BG in a long time (got fed up) but I’ll definitely add this to the list to help the other honest players out there.

    2. It is obvious that when playing backgammon against the computer that it is rigged, once you get in the 1900 win range the computer dictates you will not go much higher , the game is rigged, DISGUSTING

  2. I am going after these guys and trying to cheat them first. But I so far haven’t been able to do it. I’ve moved the pieces back and forth and back 1, 3, 5, indefinite times, without being able to time my (cheating, score above 2300) opponent out. Yet they can do it to me. What gives? Can anyone tell me the trick?

  3. Is this cheat technique only possible if the honest player clicks Yes on the the “Stalling Player Detected” button? I’ve been on the receiving end of this cheat many times, always after clicking yes.

    However, I just now played with a suspected cheater, and sure enough he began stalling (Length_Axis is the player). This time, I didn’t click Yes, just let the game wait. He’s not been able to enforce any sort of cheating action. I did submit an email and screenshot (complete with abusive language) to Zmaster@microsoft.com.

    Actually, the game is still going – gonna see how long the fool hangs in there. Maybe after awhile I go ahead and click the “Stalling Player” button and see if he’s caught napping…

  4. I would like to post hee for all those abused by other players.I take screenshots using Microsoft’s snipping tool (Windows Vista).So far I have reported 4 players to Zmaster@microsoft.com.I have received replies on all 4 reports and was assured they will be banned.It was surprising to me that the last one had over 15000 games.Maybe it was hacked I don’t know.
    Hoping this is helpful to some,
    Nikos

  5. Stalls reversing turn of play,
    opponents nickname does not appear in chat box,
    no change to rating when above mentioned quit,
    Why not a cheats league, they can vie for a tossers trophy.
    Stalls causing game to crash, but no notification of general error, just blue screen.

  6. maybe MSN servers are not up to it,
    or players who click on advertisements and make purchase are given privileges,
    I’m no IT guru, but something seems wrong.
    Of course no one admits to being a cheat.

  7. nabnabnab8> slow because something is stuck up youras
    NICE FELLOW…That’s what he wrote. Don’t play with him…

  8. All day its the cheaters …pausing and stalling….bearguy even admitted it and told me…if u r not cheatin’, u r not even tryin.
    I dont know what or how and mostly i dont know why….these people lower the standard of the entire world…..watch out for guest…4000 games…..he opened with ” i will f your kids and f your mom and f your family.
    Sublethal twin is another fouled moth cheat….its about time MSN had a backgammon cheat bot….alert, alert, the ass you are playing is cheating….i wonder how many players would be left.

  9. just gotta say thanks for this….a cheaters list is a good idea…how about a non cheaters list.
    Ill go first….WHITEDUGITE….losing nearly every game….but still honest.

  10. Staller and Cheating with the timer

    KnockdownChip enters.
    SheetIsi500416 enters.
    KnockdownChip> #@$!% CAN NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER GET HIT.
    KnockdownChip> EVERY PERFECT ODDS-DEFYING ROLL…
    KnockdownChip> FOR THE !%#@$…
    KnockdownChip> AND ONLY THE !%#@$…

  11. Bulky_Hawk

    This is what he writes:

    “you are not fast enough for this game” AND HE STALLS
    “Bulky_Hawk> go away
    Bulky_Hawk> and die
    Bulky_Hawk> your’re either a dumbo hispanic or one that pretents to be”
    “Bulky_Hawk> keep your energy to #@$!%#@$!%#
    Bulky_Hawk> you must be ugly
    Bulky_Hawk> very ugly
    Bulky_Hawk> keep your energy
    Bulky_Hawk> you’ll need it later on

  12. LIST OF REPEAT OFFENDERS:

    _blo_wme
    _Oneformybaby_1
    _zck_
    AboundedPower
    Abounding_Rain
    AdustBus
    AERODYNAMIC845
    amicus_3
    AmusedLoch9
    andres_johnson
    auntie_edith4
    ayaya_1
    badgammon79
    bafetti1
    Balding_Clock
    BatedMetal6
    BCCFMPTN
    BeardedDuke6
    BigshotMetal9
    bilenahmet
    BloomingFire9
    bond_Skyfall2
    BowleggedBrute
    braidedpearl
    BrainyThrower3
    Brdimkr59
    BronBron08
    BurdendeStar3
    caligirl1962
    CantStandNerds2
    Carroty_Cosine
    CatchySpace0
    CellularJoint6
    ChiakiNakano1
    ChiefRabbit
    CiscoMan9
    ClimbableEmu12
    ColdestMink3
    ColorfulBeast0
    ComposedCargo9
    CountedArc12
    CrazyFastTD
    CruelbutfairONE
    Curled_Lotus
    CurvingNewt
    CurvyOdin3
    Dan6010
    Dan6019
    DankerBug
    daringme
    Dearer_Auto
    DevilishSnail3
    djhammer2
    DontBendTheCard
    DummyNumber12
    eastcoast_card
    eastcoast_game
    eastcoast_poker
    EclecticRock6
    EmbeddedTea
    EnamouredAunt
    EndlessCash
    EPluribusOvum
    errantgolfball
    ExactableMist3
    ExpandedHarp0
    Exposed_Colt
    Eyed_Games123
    Faded_Stone
    Far_FastOnion
    FasterThree15
    firpo1
    firpo61
    FlushestPort9
    fly_eags_fly201
    FrontwardPrawn
    FunnierMussel3
    Gammon_2001
    gginobily1
    GhostHost_1
    gianmara1
    girl8842
    GLVG2
    GreatCoin9
    GSallycoBob
    GulichiGuapo
    HailedHickory
    Happy_Foot19
    HardGuitar
    HardKok
    HexagonalClub
    hexagone1
    Hilly_Axe
    HonestRating2
    howard44555
    HuggableYew
    ilikeafastgame
    inoskedu0
    IntendedPlum
    IsacHunt_1
    issac_hunt0
    Iv0n_K0lov
    IveMajstor_
    IvoryPilot3
    iwfu
    jill_lomax
    jjohn482u
    joeur_Gammon
    Kava_Guru
    kingofplayers0
    KOKI208
    Ladylike_Sumo
    lo_IQ88
    luxbest1
    Machete_2012
    MagicWand431
    MAPTIbHN
    markyalan1
    Master_of_Dice
    MasterMind1
    MatureFiend6
    Maxi_Tripod
    Merry_Basher
    nak_nik
    Nationallowa
    NauticalCoin12
    NB_DaNa6861
    nballer
    Next_Bacchus
    nostllspls
    Novel_Mocha
    oarpaddles
    oganes1
    olderthanyou_4
    Olivier_1984ODS
    Ordinary_Ship
    OvalSun15
    philr_cm_uk1
    PICK5684
    po_box2013
    PSstarman1
    Punchy_Port
    QuarterTick9
    Ransacked_Cow
    Rayreza_5
    Real_gwapogi
    RelievedAxe9
    RentalSix12
    Repeating_Book
    resilientbeast
    RhymedGorgon9
    RiverMold
    road01king
    rollierocket
    Rollwithitbaby
    roof_you2
    Ruling_Bridge
    RuralRaptor12
    S_J_is_back
    san_zoo
    SavvyOak12
    saw4018
    Scalding_Chip
    ScariestDwarf9
    SeatedFriend6
    SeriousShip9
    sevasend
    ShoppingPluto9
    ShortTree15
    Siivertiger1700
    SiliconSlave
    simple_mind_1
    SiphonicLoki
    soldat1938
    Sonic_Ace
    SoStillLost4
    Spaniel2011
    SpeakingHades3
    SpeckledLoch3
    speedy_6724
    Spheric_Money
    Spidery_Wheat
    StainedQuill
    Stickwithcheckr
    StillWedgedin
    SuchlikeFugu3
    SuitedComet
    SurfsidePrism
    swim_b0ssman
    swim_bossman0
    Talibor_1
    Tattered_List
    TattiestQuill0
    TempFormula6
    terriblebinary
    the_boss7547
    TheSpaniel1
    TiedCrawdad
    timetoplay124
    TippyPigeon
    TITLEIST_V_1
    toadpipe_xxvv1
    TogaedStone
    Toss_My_Salad_1
    TossedBook
    TrickedBadge0
    tryingnow4
    tupalkata1
    UltimateLoserxx
    UnbendingRock3
    Unclaimed_Key
    Unlucky_Dice1
    UnrealThought3
    UsableTiger15
    vadeanu
    Venous_Bacchus
    ViscoseHalo
    WadeWag1
    walterthegreat1
    Washiest_Ink
    Water_Seven
    WavedRocketeer
    WeakenedMoney
    WedBike
    xc
    xoverofma
    you_lose6491
    ywn

  13. I shared the above list under the nickname “Secret” so I can remain kind of stealthy; it only goes back 5 years – since 2010, but it might help corroborate other people’s observations. Unlike other players I have video recorded most of the above cheaters throughout the entire game (not just a screen shot) and in many instances the same offender more than once on the same date. Many of the offenders are not just cheaters but plainly “nasty” people. I am certain that some of the above offenders will probably be the same person using a different nickname; there will never be justice for the frustration they have caused! Although thankful for having a site with “free games” I cannot help but observe that tech support on the Zone and specifically on Backgammon is non-existent. Anyone who clicks under help will get some “canned” response regarding an error, i.e. “open ports”, with no further assistance; this is frustrating! The site is not flawless and there are a number of usual disconnect errors for no apparent reason. I have noticed this by being logged in different computers and from different locations. In fact, the server in use (and I assume there is more than one) does not always keep track of wins or loses; some of you might have already tallied your totals to verify. The bottom line is that Microsoft would not allocate resources to correct issues for “free” games. As far as I am concerned reporting to Zone Master has been proven useless. Cheating has been going on for years with no intervention; it is a shame! Out of curiosity and anger I spent long hours to research the internet and was able to successfully duplicate one of the cheats. Now, why am I sharing all this? To simply verify that there are inherent weaknesses with the design of the game. The game needs to be redesigned (to possibly not penalize those who get unintentionally disconnected or those who obviously are winning based on the number of remaining pips, etc, etc.). Enough said and good luck to all who may continue to patronize the site!

  14. What the hell is going on with backgammon?. For more than a month is failure and no records when you play, IF is it POSSIBLE to play AT ALL

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