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Ivanov Again Suspended by Bulgarian Chess Federation
Monday, December 23, 2013 8:50
It's the time of lists, Top 10s, Top 2000s, that kind of thing. For chess it's not difficult to determine who has been competing strongly with Magnus Carlsen for the title of person of the year: Borislav Ivanov. (We'll let our readers decide who won this contest.) And he's making our news section one more time in 2013, because it has become clear...
Borislav Ivanov back to chess, and back to being banned
Monday, December 09, 2013 11:05
The alleged cheater Borislav Ivanov is back. Last week the 25-year-old Bulgarian FM started to play an international open tournament again, in Navalmoral de la Mata, Cacéres, Extremadura (Spain). He started to beat grandmasters and was subsequently expelled from the tournament after round 6, but the organizers did give him back the 40 euro entry...
Borislav Ivanov
Sunday, October 06, 2013 14:52
Borislav Ivanov, with ongoing cheating allegations probably the most famous (and strongest?) FM in the chess world, decided to quit chess. This was reported by Bulgarian website Blitz.bg. Earlier this week Ivanov forfeited his game against GM Maxim Dlugy after the 26-year-old Bulgarian was searched, and refused to take off his shoes. Borislav...
"Don't panic!" On the recent developments around cheating
Thursday, May 23, 2013 13:05
Unfortunately the topic of cheating in chess is still quite topical. In this article we sum up a number of recent developments, helped by the Facebook group No more cheating in chess!! Cheat=ban for life. Borislav Ivanov The Bulgarian Chess Federation has suspended Borislav Ivanov from official events for a period of four months. (See PDF) The...
Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:40
In a week when the biggest story in the mainstream media is about Lance Armstrong possibly admitting the use of doping to Oprah, the chess world has its own cheating story that seems to be dragging on. Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Ken Regan made an analysis and wrote a piece that addresses the question "What constitutes...
Sunday, December 30, 2012 14:04
During the Zadar open, held 16-22 December, a Bulgarian chess player was strip searched after being suspected of cheating. The arbiters didn't find anything and apologized, but the news did reach Croatian main stream media. Borislav Ivanov, untitled and rated 2227, had the tournament of his life at the Zadar Open which concluded last week. The 25-...