David Sedgwick wrote:About the Dubai Open [...]:
There has been a cheating scandal at the event.
Tim Harding wrote: Shocking indeed. If true the player has been doing this for a long time. Can he/ will he be banned and/or stripped of his rating and GM title like the French players who cheated at the olympiad in 2012?
carstenpedersen wrote:According to the Today programme he's got a 15 year ban. Credit to him for getting Chess mentioned on BBC news
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Good. Was that his national federation or FIDE who banned him? Maybe both?
This should have its own thread.
Is this guy (with a name harder to remember than Ivanov) the highest rated player to be caught in this fashion? I suppose the French team chess scandal (I forget the names there) was just as bad, but how long did this guy go undetected for? Will there be a full investigation and report?
Reports (so far) in the Telegraph and Daily Mail.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/ches ... atory.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... oilet.html
http://gawker.com/georgian-chess-grandm ... 1697356762
http://www.chessdom.com/georgian-chess- ... ournament/
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/puzzles/c ... 409318.ece
EDIT: Adding the guy's name: Gaioz Nigalidze - Georgian GM