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Thibault de Vassal (2006-12-28 11:22:10)
Cheating or not cheating ?
An indian chess player just got ten year ban from FIDE for cheating... He was using a bluetooth device stitched into his cap to receive external computer assistance. Future is now !
Can chess champions nowadays still inspire confidence and respect like their "great predecessors", after being checkmated by computers and suspected of using it during world championship matches..... Hard challenge.
If there are still money issues like in other sports, no doubt there won't be glory anymore like Robert James Fischer or Garry Kasparov received it from the whole world during this 20 years magic period, 1970 to 1990.
At the same time, internet games continue to attract more and more people from all over the world (maybe except China, still no active player at FICGS)... May correspondence chess benefit in any way from this OTB trouble, unclear as correspondence chess has become another game already, in another world mostly populated by centaurs - humans and chess engines associations. Is playing correspondence chess with computer assistance cheating ? .. No, it's playing correspondence chess with computer assistance !
Scott Prestwood (2007-04-16 15:34:16)
Cheating will always be relative to the rules that define what should and should not happen. If the game is not a simul, it will be, should be 1 on 1. If if is computer v human the opponents will be aware of that type of competition. This dude from India was obviously not playing in a simul or computer v human chess.
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