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by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 96739

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: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

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: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

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: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

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: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

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: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

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: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

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: 2414

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: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

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...
by Chris Rice
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Yes this is one example. In this case you would need an accomplice either with direct sight of the board or off site following on the internet. In the first case you could wait for some prearranged signal from the player that he/she is not sure what to do and then the accomplice goes outside and run...
by Chris Rice
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

A convention that you don't leave the board when its your move has to be correct. Although in over 40 tears OTB I'm struggling to remember a single example of some one who does that. If someone did do that I would probably follow them to see what they were up to. However, there are examples in Franc...
by Chris Rice
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 96739

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

It seems clear that computer cheating is getting easier and easier. When we start talking about technology incorporated into contact lenses, strip searching and I think Stewart mentioned brain implants recently then its getting to be a bit of a farce. It's easy to stop, just change the rules slightl...
by Chris Rice
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 20836

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

Pursuing "personal vendettas" was a point well made, if you wanted to tighten the legal wording up the standard term is usually "vexatious". However, this doesn't of course cover the substance of the Code and I'm glad Mike G has directed the ECF Board to this thread as progress towards a comprehensi...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 20836

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

Apologies for the delay in responding Jon as I have been busy researching Peter D Williams' Christmas dinner. Fascinating these Black Norfolk Turkeys. Did you know The Black was developed in Europe from the Aztec turkeys originally brought from Mexico by Spanish explorers? You can also buy 'em down ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 20836

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

So you are saying ECF officials will act unethically when considering complaints? Well done Alan that is another great example of a frivolous complaint.