We're not surprised though, I did flag this up before the event that the arbiters would need to keep an eye on 2 or 3 of the players who have formJonathan Bryant wrote:Carl Hibbard wrote:So what's the argument against?
A gentleman resigns...
Well for a start chess.com are trying to get away with pretending that the Polgar incident isn’t clear cut and there isn’t video footage of what happened.
"many say he released and retracted it from c5" is all they can bring themselves to say about Gazza’s knight in that one.
For yesterday, there’s a lot of humming and haaaing, a lot of blaming Nakamura for not claiming, a lot of pretending that Gazza might not have known what happened, a lot of pretending that he doesn’t have form for bending the truth of any situation to suit whatever his needs are.
For the most part there’s no coherent argument - at least it’s not been sent my way. It’s more just a reluctance to call a spade a spade. A preference for saying, it wasn’t a big deal and no harm was done.
It doesn't matter in a private blitz event, although it does bring chess into disrepute, but it does when we had J'adoubeamura in an event as important as the Candidates and no-one (as far as I know, and I have asked) is going to complain to the Ethics Commission, said body can't (or won't) investigate it themselves without a complaint
In the Nepo-Naka WC incident there was an arbiter watching the game who did nothing, and Nepo is still unhappy about that, but again nothing will be done
Kasparov got away with it against Polgar, and that's the precedent that lets others think (rightly) they can get away with it too