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by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

As to what is 'a reasonable suspicion', I believe that Mr Martynov has said that if the FPP considers the probability of cheating to have occurred to be 51% or higher then it should disqualify the player. I had heard that referenced before, but not from what I would call a reputable source. Are we ...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

Geoff, I think we know that David Cordover (Tornelo) voted against and think it is generally assumed that the Chief Arbiter, Tomasz Delega Abstained with the ACP contingent of Alexsadar Colovic and Bojana Bejatovic voting for the sanction. The arbiter may have recused himself because of a conflict o...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

I know very little about bridge, so can I please ask: what IS self-kibitzing? From other comments it appears to be the practice of looking up the game in progress, the point being at Bridge that it enables the hidden hand to be seen. Does the same problem arise in Poker with hidden cards? It would ...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

John, I guess in a legal sense, there are a lot semantics involved here. FIDE are quoting regulation 5.20 "Neither FIDE, nor the Hosting Internet Platform claims that the determination of a suspected fair play violation is proof of actual cheating or an admission of guilt of by the disqualified play...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

So, cheating in online bridge is about illegal collusion, exactly the same as offline bridge. There is a process called self-kibitzing which quite a few of the most notable cheats were indulging in. With a few exceptions, self-kibitzing is specific to online bridge. I had to look up self-kibitzing ...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

David, Sorry for not making myself clear. In general, in chess an honest player and a cheat (who is a reasonable player) will be able to explain their play equally well, because most of the time when you see the computer move it makes sense in hindsight. So speaking to the accused player about their...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

So, cheating in online bridge is about illegal collusion, exactly the same as offline bridge. There is a process called self-kibitzing which quite a few of the most notable cheats were indulging in. You'll be surprised that the detection systems are quite similar to those employed in chess. I think ...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

Here is the link https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/european-national-team-championships-fortune-teller-another-proof-that-it-is-not-possible/ I have quoted John's comments in full. I respect his insights as a member of the fair play commission, a lawyer, an expert player and a friend. That does...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

The chess.com article about the Osmak case has been highlighted on a Bridge Forum and received a rather interesting comment from my teammate John Cox (who is, it may be worth noting, a lawyer). "As a member of FIDE's Fair Play Commission, I would like to correct a slightly misleading impression give...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

but if 'plain dodgy stuff' with questionable move matching rates is erroneously included is this really going to have a huge impact on the test result? What I am thinking is that if only games played where both players are above 2300 are included, there's whole areas of opening theory that players ...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

When the the full test is performed all theoretical moves ( as defined by moves played by 2300+ players) are removed, so things should look a lot better for John. Of course, if John has done lots of computer analysis and expanded on existing knowledge, remembering lots of lines with all his opponen...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2592
Views: 211211

Re: Cheating in chess

I have a question for those that know something about the statistical matching methods used to compare players' moves with engines' best n moves. Is there some allowance made for opening preparation being made in events which have moved from otb to online, particularly where long time controls have...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4759

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

What is the penalty for not being given all the information. That you cannot get a sensible answer. If you want experienced arbiters like Stewart to give up their time answering queries, then please present a complete and legal position and all relevant facts. On a couple of points earlier: a) In I...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2656

Re: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021

Just about to enter the last round with Guildford in 8th place with 7 match points. That seems rather unlucky given they have 16.5 board points only 1.5 behind the leaders who have amassed 12 match points.
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: £10,000 Scottish Junior Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 1547

Re: £10,000 Scottish Junior Tournament

"I'll see if I can get in touch with the organisers and point them here. Plenty of time to cover up a few possible pitfalls." It's difficult, because you want to encourage chess and be grateful for such events, but sometimes you need to point out in a subtle way, that some things might have been ov...