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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Apr '15 14:22 / 2 edits
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/13/sport/chess-championship-cheating-in-bathroom/index.html

    Nigalidze is rated pretty low for a gm, 2566, and his opponent was about 100 points higher so I guess he was worried.

    It's interesting he considered a cell phone app sufficient for grand master analysis. I guess that says a lot about how much the technology has advanced.

    Oops, it seems I was scooped on this one My bad.
  2. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    14 Apr '15 17:06
    Now he's facing a possible 15 year ban from FIDE events. I'm sure the Georgian Chess Federation is not too happy that their national champion is a cheat.
  3. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    14 Apr '15 23:25
    what will happen when silicon and organics merge?
    when the app becomes part of your chemistry?
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Apr '15 00:03
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    what will happen when silicon and organics merge?
    when the app becomes part of your chemistry?
    The games will go, silicon+wetware, door on left. Wetware only, door on right.
  5. 15 Apr '15 02:59
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    ...Wetware only...
    I like the term 'meatbag' better.
  6. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    15 Apr '15 03:03
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The games will go, silicon+wetware, door on left. Wetware only, door on right.
    the singularity is near my friend
    it may soon be impossible to distinguish the two
    injecting applications directly into the blood steam
    grandmaster shots coming soon
  7. 15 Apr '15 07:46
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/13/sport/chess-championship-cheating-in-bathroom/index.html

    Nigalidze is rated pretty low for a gm, 2566, and his opponent was about 100 points higher so I guess he was worried.

    It's interesting he considered a cell phone app sufficient for grand master analysis. I guess that says a lot about how much the technology has advanced.

    Oops, it seems I was scooped on this one My bad.
    Its a very respectable rating for a GM or anyone for that matter. Why he felt the necessity to cheat I cannot say. He is depriving himself of much of the joy and sorrow of chess. Perhaps winning becomes paramount at any cost. Clearly its not only getting caught and being banned, his reputation is now probably forever tainted. People are not so slow to forget.
  8. 15 Apr '15 08:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    what will happen when silicon and organics merge?
    when the app becomes part of your chemistry?
    The Borg! Top Grandmasters are already semi organic, they play chess like machines.
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Apr '15 10:04
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Its a very respectable rating for a GM or anyone for that matter. Why he felt the necessity to cheat I cannot say. He is depriving himself of much of the joy and sorrow of chess. Perhaps winning becomes paramount at any cost. Clearly its not only getting caught and being banned, his reputation is now probably forever tainted. People are not so slow to forget.
    Well, he will be remembered for at least 15 years. Don't think he will be able to mount a comeback in the year 2030. He will be a bitter old man by then, don't know how old he is now but his fighting spirit will certainly be gone by then. Playing at the local coffeehouse for donuts. Gad's what a mistake.
  10. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    15 Apr '15 11:27
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Well, he will be remembered for at least 15 years. Don't think he will be able to mount a comeback in the year 2030. He will be a bitter old man by then, don't know how old he is now but his fighting spirit will certainly be gone by then. Playing at the local coffeehouse for donuts. Gad's what a mistake.
    "hey you kids get off my pawn!"
  11. 15 Apr '15 12:47
    My understanding was that he was likely to be banned for just three years. The fifteen year ban is for a second offense and is the one quoted by lazy/useless journalists.
  12. 15 Apr '15 13:55 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    My understanding was that he was likely to be banned for just three years. The fifteen year ban is for a second offense and is the one quoted by lazy/useless journalists.
    yes. You would think they might visit the FIDE website.


    A. System of Sanctions

    After the investigation has concluded and the EC has determined that a breach of AC regulations has occurred, the EC will impose sanctions according to the following policy.

    Imposition of sanctions

    The ACC recommends the following sanctions:

    1st Offence – up to 3-year suspension from all FIDE rated events (up to 1 year if the defendant is under the age of 14 years at the time of the offense; up to 2 years if the defendant is under the age of 18 years at the time of the offence)

    2nd Offence – up to 15-year suspension from all FIDE rated events

    When a player is found in breach of AC regulations, he/she shall be subject to revocation by FIDE of all FIDE titles and norms

    https://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/Anti%20Cheating%20Guidelines.pdf
    .
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Apr '15 20:50
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    yes. You would think they might visit the FIDE website.


    A. System of Sanctions

    After the investigation has concluded and the EC has determined that a breach of AC regulations has occurred, the EC will impose sanctions according to the following policy.

    Imposition of sanctions

    The ACC recommends the following sanctions:

    1st Offence – ...[text shortened]... FIDE titles and norms

    https://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/Anti%20Cheating%20Guidelines.pdf
    .
    That would be harsh, losing your GM title...
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Apr '15 20:51
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    I like the term 'meatbag' better.
    How bout humans door left, cyborgs, door right?
  15. 15 Apr '15 21:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    That would be harsh, losing your GM title...
    You think so? I think a three year ban is particularly lenient for a first offence and a one year ban for anyone under eighteen is like nothing. He might become like the coach from Cool runnings and end up somewhere where they never play chess and he will coach them to Olympic glory.