Archive for Cheating

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
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...
Macieja on fighting cheating in chess
Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:53
Polish grandmaster Bartek Macieja posted a new article on his blog yesterday about fighting cheating in chess. We decided to cross-post it in full on the home page, because many of you might have missed it: A week ago Chessbase published an interview with two grandmasters: Irina Lymar and Oleg Korneev. The topic was important, many valuable...
"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, April 25, 2013 12:14
The Irish Independent has reported about a cheating incident at the Cork Chess Congress which took place last week. During one of his games, Gabriel Mirza (a former Irish Chess Union Secretary) spotted his 16-year-old opponent using a computing device. Mirza decided to kick the door in and drag the player outside (despite being asked to 'calm down...
Loris Cereda
Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:21
The Italian Chess Federation has accused Loris Cereda, a former mayor of the small town of Buccinasco, Italy of cheating at chess. Cereda is the first person ever to have been kicked out of the federation, who accuse him of using a tiny camera in his glasses while playing games. It is "a milestone in fighting computer-assisted cheating" says Yuri...
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-...
Monday, October 29, 2012 23:11
Last week, when I read about the recent cheating scandal in the German Bundesliga, GM Falko Bindrich's open letter responding to the accusations and especially the comments below the article, I immediately thought of a book on cheating I happened to be reading: Dan Ariely's The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How we Lie to Everyone - Especially...
Thursday, October 25, 2012 20:38
Falko Bindrich today denied that he cheated during the first Bundesliga weekend. In a document of five A4 pages, the 22 year old German grandmaster rejected the suspicion of fraud and declared that his smartphone was "always switched off". Falko Bindrich responds to allegations of cheating | Photo © Georgios Souleidis courtesy of the Bundesliga...

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