Cheating Future is now


Cheating : Future is now

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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-28)
Cheating : Future is now

An indian player (rated 1900, suddenly 2484) gets ten year ban from FIDE for cheating... Using a bluetooth device stitched into his cap to receive external computer assistance.

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A new danger for OTB chess... Could suspicion (like Topalov-Kramnik match) kill the game ?

Dinesh De Silva    (2006-12-28 14:04:04)

There'll obviously be sound detectors, metal detectors etc. in major chess tournaments in the near future to catch cheaters. So, I think that though the bluetooth case is a setback to the integrity of the sport right now, such cases can be detected successfully most of the time.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-28 14:35:56)

I agree... But suspicion will increase anyway :/

I hope new technologies couldn't create undetectable tools in a near future.

Don Groves    (2006-12-29 04:47:56)

Chess tournament organizers need only to contact casino owners who have been dealing with these problems for a long time and likely are experts at detecting all forms of cheating.