How can anybody cheat at chess??
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Started by wglassfo - Sept. 26, 2022, 12:47 a.m.

There seems to be a scandal in the world of chess

A Norwegian grand master chess playeer has accused an american player of cheating after the Norwegian player was defeated

No evidence has been forth coming from the defeated Norwegian player

How can a person cheat at chesss

I understand apps can be employed by smart phone which will give a player the next move

However this would only work over an online competition which the american player admitted to doing twice yrs before in online chess games

He was banned for cheating

However, a world championship is watched closely for cheating

Do you have any ideas, how some might be encouraged to cheat, rising from a rank of perhaps 800 in the world to top 50


Seems impossible in an environment like that

By metmike - Sept. 26, 2022, 1:34 a.m.
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One of my favorite topics, Wayne.

As chess coach for 25 years to 3,700 students from 5 schools!

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By metmike - Sept. 26, 2022, 1:49 a.m.
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Susan Polgar: DON’T CHEAT! It is simply NOT worth it!

metmike: 6 years ago, I had a conversation with Susan Polgar about my dad, who's 97 and still playing skillful chess. Note the comments section after the article.

Never too old to learn new tricks

By joj - Sept. 26, 2022, 8:53 p.m.
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There is no excuse for the chance of cheating in chess to be greater than zero %.  At least in the world championships  the following would preclude any chance of cheating.

The players should be in a sound proof room with no contact from the outside and no information of the moves leaving that room until the game is complete.  Done!

The integrity of the game should be protected.


With all the online gambling on sports becoming legal it is inevitable that corruption will emerge.  Particularly in college sports where the athlete is going to be more easily tempted than a pro athlete who makes millions of dollars. (Not to mention refs).

By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 8:14 a.m.
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Great thoughts joj!

Not sure if that specific solution can be applied but you are right that something must be done.

More later.

By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 4:23 p.m.
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The newspaper article they did 6 years ago and this tv story below came from me sending out a press release to all the tv stations and newspapers in Detroit when I was visiting my dad in July 2016.

I typed up a couple of  pages telling them the interesting  history and current situation and invited them to Dad's house.

1 tv station and 1 newspaper responded.  Perfect! That's all I wanted and they got a great story that was already written for them.

You'll note what's on the laptop in the shot behind my back........the  trading platform with live quotes.

By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 4:34 p.m.
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By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 4:37 p.m.
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People outside of the chess world, will not appreciate Magnus Carlson's reputation. He's considered the best chess player in history by many and best in the world for over a decade.

He has single handedly boosted the image and popularity of chess more than any other person in recent decades. He's a living that's what makes this such a huge deal.

This amazing story by 60 minutes in 2012 was early in his career. 

Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen

By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 4:59 p.m.
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Cheating in chess is a deliberate violation of the rules of chess or other behaviour that is intended to give an unfair advantage to a player or team. Cheating can occur in many forms[1] and can take place before, during, or after a game. Commonly cited instances of cheating include: collusion with spectators or other players, use of chess engines during play, rating manipulation, and violations of the touch-move rule. Many suspiciously motivated practices are not comprehensively covered by the rules of chess. On ethical or moral grounds only, such practices may be judged by some as acceptable, and by others as cheating.

Even if an arguably unethical action is not covered explicitly by the rules, article 11.1 of the FIDE laws of chess states: "The players shall take no action that will bring the game of chess into disrepute."[2] (This was article 12.1 in an earlier edition.[3]) For example, while deliberately sneaking a captured piece back onto the board may be construed as an illegal move that is sanctioned by a time bonus to the opponent and a reinstatement of the last legal position, the rule forbidding actions that bring chess into disrepute may also be invoked to hand down a more severe sanction such as the loss of the game.[4]

FIDE has covered the use of electronic devices and manipulating competitions in their Anti-Cheating Regulations,[5] which must be enforced by the arbiter.[6] Use of electronic devices by players is strictly forbidden.[7] Further, the FIDE Arbiter's manual contains detailed anti-cheating guidelines for arbiters.[9] Online play is covered separately.

By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 5:08 p.m.
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Keep in mind that the players they used were are brilliant/geniuses to start with......using the part of their brain that is engaged most while playing chess.

For many, it takes a specific kind of brain that's over endowed in one particular area of analytical thinking and especially photographic memory. 

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By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 5:19 p.m.
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By metmike - Oct. 22, 2022, 1:34 p.m.
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Teen Chess Grandmaster Sues And World Champion Carlsen For $100 Million Over Cheating Allegations


Big brains.............and BIG ego's (-: