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by Daniel Gormally
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13227

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

I couldn't care less if someone accused me of a cheat. I'd just take it as a compliment. I'm not sure that I can believe that. I'm not talking about nonsense after an internet game, but if you started Hastings with 5/5 and the other players insisted publicly that you should be subject to special me...
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13227

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

Completely agree with all of that. It's only common sense to suggest that the onus should be on the player in these circumstances to prove he's on the level. especially given recent developments, when even established grandmasters who are official arbiters and respected national team coaches have be...
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13227

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

Yes I agree Mick but you wouldn't need more than one scanner per league to greatly reduce the dangers of cheating. Just pass the scanner around during the course of the season. Then any potential cheat is having to take a greater risk that particular night he won't be scanned. And scan several playe...
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13227

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

No i'm not suggesting that at all. In fact I find it strange that you're even suggesting as much. I'm simply suggesting that players in lower leagues have no recourse to protect themselves if players decide to cheat against them, other than making some vague accusations which are difficult to prove....
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13227

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

I couldn't care less if someone accused me of a cheat. I'd just take it as a compliment. But I fully understand that everyone is different. I just think there's an easy solution to this. Sit Lovelock down in a training match with a decent amateur player. Remove his baseball cap and scan him beforeha...
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13227

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

I think the other issue here that people are ignoring is the opponents- who are protecting them?
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13227

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

But how else are they ever going to be unearthed? If people hadn't made accusations about Rausis openly, then perhaps he would never have been caught- he would have carried on, as nobody would have been any the wiser. If someone said to me you're a cheat, I wouldn't really be bothered. In fact many ...
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13227

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

I'm sorry, but why should you apologise? Given the incidents that we have seen recently, people have every right to be suspicious. I think if someone comes along, they've hardly played chess and they start playing like a strong I.M. (at least), they wear a baseball cap, and are matching with the top...