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by Chris Rice
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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Just looking at the previous results of Evgenios Ioannidis the kid who beat Ivanov in Rd 2. In his short career so far the highest player he has beaten is an 1857 player. To get to his grade of 1969 he has beaten two 1800+ players, two 1700+, seven 1600+ and a couple of 1500+. The highest rated play...
by Chris Rice
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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Maybe the kid he was playing is talented but Ivanov was White against someone rated 373 Elo below him. Let's see how he gets on today with Kiril Kartalov rated 1824.
by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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Roger, I agree there with your point that there are GMs who would blame their losses on their opponents getting computer help simply because they can't deal with the fact that they have lost. I have no sympathy with these people and I thought Mamedyrov should have been penalised in some way for what...
by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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1770, modernised version of Burke's Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents . Based on "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." The quote is disputed and could even be attributed to Plato but who really gi...
by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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I'm sure I could play 8 Houdini moves in a row Jack as well from time to time in blitz with no thought. You've missed my point. Steve Collyer came up with some batch analysis which was fascinating. In it there were patterns and ratios that could be matched against the moves of chess engines. There w...
by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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RdC - "On the evidence made public, the Italian case appears to be somewhat flimsy. The only hard evidence is that he had a communications device, namely an earpiece, in his possession during one of the games." So you're ignoring the "hard evidence" then? It's like saying that the evidence against a...
by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

More accusations and examples of cheating in another ChessBase article http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8818 This problem isn't going to go away and needs to be addressed with some urgency before chess tournaments get to be a complete joke. The idea of the ACP or FIDE setting up some s...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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Me too, I find the stability of the ratio's for both Carlsen and his opponent's quite striking. You can almost quantify that Carlsen is more than 2%-2.5% better than his opponents.
by Chris Rice
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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Here is a quick and dirty translation of all the best bits of the Lilov article: "The consensus is that Ivanov played almost perfect chess and followed Houdini in at least 9 out of 10 cases, for each move it was always one of Houdini's top three proposals. Of course, one may ask, why Ivanov has not ...
by Chris Rice
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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Another ChessBase article on the "cheating scandal" in Zadar. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8760 A Bulgarian FM Lilov 2433 has done an hour long video on all Ivanov's games. He refers to "Stealth Glasses" but ChessBase refuses to give links. I have because sooner or later we will ha...
by Chris Rice
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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I see Stewart Reuben's achieved a 2703 performance rating after round 9 at Hastings.
by Chris Rice
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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OK I'm convinced Jon Rogers has an argument here. When you look at the position after 23...Bc8 be honest what would you play? Most of us wouldn't have even looked at 24 Nf5. Even if we had seen the idea would we have played it? Almost certainly not, not only because its complicated and if we got it ...
by Chris Rice
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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ChessBase have now produced a report on the Boris Ivanov affair. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8751 From the evidence presented, virtually all of it circumstantial, it appears that if he was cheating then it was through a listening device. This would seem to be indicated by his last...
by Chris Rice
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Have the 4ncl encouraged women's chess?
Replies: 1
Views: 2380

Have the 4ncl encouraged women's chess?

It's my understanding that one of the aims of the 4ncl is to encourage women's chess. That is to be applauded if only for the fact that the typical male chess player is stereotyped with unwashed hair, anorak, supermarket carrier bag and trainers that should have been replaced years ago. Women are a ...
by Chris Rice
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 94765

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Here's the ChessBase report from 2008... A case of cheating in chess A chess player from Iran, who cheated using his mobile phone to try and win a game, was excluded from the tournament. M. Sadatnajafi, with an Elo rating of 2288, while playing against Chinese Grandmaster Li Chao, made his moves bas...