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    • My OTB chess cheating

      Back in the days when I was a member of a chess club, I once cheated in an OTB game. My opponent was very lower rated. The cheat happened in this position Of course I calculated the easy winning continuation in my head .o0( 1... Bxe4 2.Nxe4 Qxe4... | Read More

      • pHUMpK1Ns
      • | May 21, 2015
    • Shame on Cheaters!

      Digital morons killed chess. Not only creativity, intuition and other non-tangibles are the first victims, the use of technology is opening up all possibilities for cheating, so chess is ruined on its tournament, competitive side as well. Nimzo... | Read More

    • That was fun! Alex Yermolinsky Shared His Findings on Gaioz Nigalidze Scandal at Dubai Open

      Here's the show! http://www.twitch.tv/chess/v/4938743 GM Alex Yermolinsky on GM Gaioz Nigalidze: "Did he cheat? I'm very excited to share my findings."   The news about Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze got the chess world talking last month... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | May 11, 2015

      IM Diptayan Ghosh is the youngest chess player in the list of top-20 players of our country - India. He is the highest rated International Master from our country. He is much ahead of many well known Grand Masters in ratings. He is a boy from West... | Read More

    • Ten Etiquette Guidelines for Online Chess

      These Guidelines were originally posted by Jayant Ahuja. One should not take the assistance of a chess engine to explore next best moves. Chess engines are for pre-match preparations or for post-match analysis, not for use as a cheating tool. On... | Read More

      • SamTzu
      • | May 6, 2015
    • How to submit a ticket?

      Hello, how do we submit a ticket if we think someone is cheating? | Read More

    • My Experience with Cheating - Part Two

      In 2011 I was again faced with a cheater. This time the situation was different - http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/05/my-experience-with-cheating-part-two.html | Read More

    • Not All Chess is Equal: Computer Influence and Historical Development of Two Chess Formats

      Not all chess is equal, nor does time treat it as such. Correspondence chess and over-the-board (OTB) chess, while similar to each other in some respects, are dissimilar in many other respects. For example, the time limit is a more pressing consid... | Read More

    • time cheating

      i was playing a  game, waiting on the oponent to play. the time flip on me and i ;ost on time. someone tell me how in nell that happens unless someone on this site, have their favorite players and cheats for them. this is the second time it happen. | Read More

    • Eliminate Large Cash Prizes from Chess Tournaments

      As a TD, chess organizer, and player, it is my firm contention that excessively large cash prizes should be eliminated from tournament play in order to restore integrity to the royal game of chess.  These prizes make the competition about money -... | Read More

    • So What?

      For the past week, the chess world has been abuzz with reports of GM Wesley So's involuntary forfeit at the recent US Chess Championships. For the non-chess readers of my blog, the short version of the story basically goes like this: So, the numbe... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Apr 18, 2015
    • Gashimov Memorial 2015 - Round 1

      Part Two of My Experiences with Cheating is postponed for after the Gashimov Memorial. Round 1 of the elite event saw two decisive games - read the full analysis here: http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/04/gashimov-memorial-2015-round-1.html | Read More

    • Cheating in chess

      Just recently a GM was caught cheating in a tournament using a mobile phone which he hid in a lavatory.His opponent became suspiciuos because he is always going to the lavatory. He reported this to organizer who followed him secretly | Read More

      • Complain
      • | Apr 15, 2015
    • My Experience with Cheating - Part One

      Here is what I faced back in 2009 in the last round of the Sautron Open - http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/04/my-experience-with-cheating-part-one.html | Read More

      • alexcolovic
      • | Apr 15, 2015
    • Aggressive 2.Bc4 player's, Fail against the Sicilian Defense Part 2

      Topic 3: I will show you how to play as black to get an advantage/punish your opponents when they play 2.Bc4 against you in the Sicilian. So far I have showed you 1 move that black does which ends up messing whites whole plan 2...e6. So now th... | Read More

    • Black Listing Players

      Hi all, thanks for stoping by. Just want to bring to your attention the amount of cheating going on this server. Cheats get caught on a regular basis and once they get caught, they make new accounts repeating the whole cycle again.  I'm here to ... | Read More

    • Black Listing Players

      I have played here long enough to know that we are surounded by chess app's and engine user's. I will be posting name's on who not to play. I have also come across some player's admiting to cheating on Chat. Please note, I have read other player's... | Read More

      • Iron_Man7
      • | Mar 31, 2015
    • cheats and fair play policy

      I have recently and in the past been the victim of cheaters when playing at chess.com. A friend was watching me play when the cheating was occuring and was able to be an eye witness to the cheating. Once it was so clear it stated that I lost by ch... | Read More

    • Beware the chess.com bottom feeder: jpeaceman

      It was a pretty good weekend for some chess, or so I thought.  Well, who am I kidding, it's always a good day for chess!  I noticed I had a few people on my friends list that were online at the time I logged on to chess.com.  Well, let's hit '... | Read More


      How often do you see a master cheat? Have you ever witnessed a player being banned right in front of your eyes?   I was just watching a live chess game and I witnessed something pecuilar on chess.com; AN FM WAS BANNED (cause: cheating) I think... | Read More

      • jakesabeast
      • | Feb 18, 2015