Roger de Coverly wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Martin Crichton wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:55 am
It is a shame that someone (a teenager) once again has cheated using an electronic device ...also it appears that this has had a huge impact in the u-1850 tournament as he was only caught in the penultamit round 8.
The 4NCL are not disclosing how the supposed cheating was actually detected or indeed its exact nature.
The round 8 game appears to have been played to a finish, yet the player was excluded from the round 9 pairings. That implies detection took place between the rounds, rather than something detected during play. Scoring 8/8 with a grade well under 100 against opposition in the 100 to 140 range could be a cause of suspicion, so perhaps the 4NCL's metal detector was deployed. Alternatively, or perhaps as well, the "witchfinder" program was used to analyse the games from earlier rounds.
06.11.18 - During a routine Anti-Cheating check by the arbiting team during the 1st 4NCL International, a player was found to have used electronic means to assist them with their games.
After further investigation, that player was subsequently disqualified from the tournament. The details have been forwarded to the FIDE Fair Play Commission, and consequently it is not possible to comment further on the case at this time.
We have received a number of questions about the scores of the players in the tournament. Page 13 of the FIDE Anti-Cheating Guidelines, which are binding on us given the tournament is FIDE-rated, say the following:
“In an individual Open tournament, the offender shall be excluded from the final ranking. Each of the offender’s games shall be considered a loss, but the score for the opponent shall remain unchanged. All games shall be reported as unplayed.”
None of the 8 games played by the player have been submitted for FIDE rating, and they will not be submitted for ECF grading.
Alex Holowczak - Chief Arbiter, 1st 4NCL International
Electronic means...I said Electronic device.....is there a difference? ...I have no idea but it has to be some kind of electronic device unless the kid is a telephatic?