Paolo Casaschi wrote:
Mamedyarov was very serious as well when withdrawing from the Moscow open.
He may well have been a victim of computer analysis. It would well be that this was pre-game analysis. For that reason, supposed anti-cheating software may be able to detect suspected computer analysis, but that's not a proof of cheating even to balance of probability standard.
Whilst one part of FIDE, the ACC, is trying to prevent cheating, another part of FIDE, namely the promoters of on-line chess, are doing their best to put temptation in the hands of participants by offering ratings, titles and qualification slots. If you cannot see your opponent and there is no neutral party present, how do you know that your opponent is cheating the old-fashioned way for over the board chess, say by looking at a book or consulting a friend?