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Yes, and don't get me started about people who wear glasses !
When the price falls in the near future, people will cheat using those new Google glasses, and they'll try to convince the TD's they need them to see.
When the price falls in the near future, people will cheat using those new Google glasses
I had the same idea.
The choice is up to you, 'cause they come in two classes: rhinestone shades or cheap sunglasses.
Yes, and what about hearing aids, with Kasporov whispering moves into your lug hole?
Jesus Christ, you people are crazy. Future tournaments will require full strip search, body scan, drug test, removal of any prosthetic device, background check, NSA clearance, references. After you win, what's next, impound the board and pieces like NASCAR. I'm sure he was cheating. He was talking to aliens during the end game.
We haven't even mentioned drugs yet.
People have their electronic devices out all outside the playing area, sitting in the middle of the floor, against walls, anywhere they can find a spot. It would be very easy to stroll past someone who had a laptop out and see game analysis. Or your accomplice could used an engine analysis then meet you at one of the pairing sheets and whisper off a couple of moves. There generally aren't going to be many people there between rounds and no one will think twice if you only do this 2-3 times.
Trying to hide a cellphone in a roll of toilet paper in stall 3 at 2:45 seems much more likely to fail. You'd be better off pre-analyzing then writing the moves on the wall somewhere. And you can do that ahead of time anywhere outside of the bathroom.
Heck, a system where you write down analysis on a piece of paper then hand it off to him somewhere would be better than trying to hide a device in a bathroom stall. THEN you can visit the bathroom stall and flush the evidence when you're done.
This is the World Open not some weekend tournament. Of course they will have people watching for the exact reasons you say. I repeat, you cant have this eye on you in the bathroom.
The "playing area" includes not just the playing hall, but the immediate areas outside the hall like the book shop, bathroom, pairing sheet room, etc. No one is chained to their chair while their game is in progress.
That's right, so if the tournament director is doing their job, nobody is leaving that area. And no one from outside should be bringing electronic devices into that area. Simple really.
I really object to the blanket use of the term "electronic devices." I have a foot odor problem, and I use an electronic device in one of my shoes to control it. This should be allowed.
Use a spray instead for the duration of the tournament, and wear double layered socks. Allow one electronic device, you allow them all.
Yeah. I have a foot odor problem too but it's only in one foot you see. So I too have to have an electronic foot odor controlling device but in one shoe only. It causes me to limp kind of odd. I should be allowed to have that with me. It's called the Dr. Scholldini.
You're being just as unreasonable as that damned Bulgarian chess federation. I tell ya, I get no respect. No respect at all.
TDs generally aren't walking around the bookstore making sure no funny business is going on.
Bad TDs then. Like I said before, if I was running that tournament in Spain that Ivanov was in, he would have been caught red-handed.
One solution is to not include the bookstore as part of the playing area. Rope it off to the tournament players.
The only place players with active games should be allowed to be is in the immediate playing hall or the bathroom. Why on earth would they be in the bookstore while their game is in progress? If they are going to enforce this at the world open, then I can understand why they stated no electronic devices in the bathrooms since thats the only place you can come into contact with a player who has an active game.
P.S. I'm also assuming that they are referring to the bathroom that is designated to the players who are playing and not the entirety of the hotel, so why are people complaining about not being able to have their phone in the bathroom? I'm sure the hotel has more than one bathroom.
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