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Like Waffle said, the progam can be coded to just analyze each move as you enter, then flash a coded signal like a series of dots that only the operator knows to look for and decipher in their head.
Also, did Ivanov have a better and more profitable way to use his talents than cheating in chess? Think about it.
As an opponent of the suspect (or as a nearby suspicious TD) I would be looking for a device held close to the vest or palmed so you can't see the display, plus multiple quick taps: 1) the 'from' square, 2) the 'to' square, 3) and 4) a key (or two) that toggles from the legitimate score keeping display to the position analysis display, 5) a single key that toggles back to score keeping. A suspicious TD in possession of the device could expose a single toggle from score keeping to analysis by brute force mashing the keys one at a time, but a two-key sequence would be hard to catch in a quick check. Note that there would be some time delay, however small, between steps 3/4 and 5 (perpetrator has to read the engine display).
Now that I think more about it, there is an obviously superior variant of this in which the perp does not turn on the analysis display until he enters his own move (of course the analysis itself has been running since steps 1 and 2). Pretending that he is entering his move, the perp turns on analysis display (one or two quick taps) reads the engine's recommendation, quiclkly toggles back to score keeping, NOW enters 'to' and 'from' and puts the device down. That's four or five taps but with only a brief exposure of the engine display. So, be suspicious of someone who enters their move on the "score sheet" before making it on the board, uses more than two taps, hides the display at some times but not others, and has a consistent pattern or rhythym in doing this. I believe that FIDE still prohibits recording a move before you play it on the board, but not everyone pays attention to this or complains.
I find that it's easiest to write my move down before making it on the board. It helps me to visualize it.
This may be OK if you write it on PAPER. But not if you enter it into an electronic device.
Mustn't write your move before you have played it!!
Record it afterwards.
Wow! That was quite a lengthy piece on chess cheating on the Grantland website.
I'm pretty sure it's perfectly acceptable to write your move first in the US.
FIDE should switch to our rules.
And encourage kids to cheat with electronic devices?
A rule could be made that you could only do it with score sheets.
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