13191 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Teen who used computer to cheat gets chess ban
BARRY DUGGAN AND RALPH RIEGEL – PUBLISHED 26 MARCH 2014 02:30 AM
A TEENAGER caught cheating during the 2013 chess congress by using a computer in a toilet was banned for four months.
The 16-year-old – who cannot be named as he is a minor – was caught by Romanian chess player, Gabriel Mirza, who had become suspicious about his repeated absences to go to the bathroom.
An Irish Chess Union (ICU) probe into the allegations was conducted and the Dublin teen admitted the matter.
In a statement, the ICU said an independent disciplinary board had imposed a four-month tournament ban.
However, ICU executives described the length of the ban as overly lenient but were powerless to increase it.
"The disciplinary sub-committee found that the player had indeed cheated at the tournament by consulting a programme on an electronic device outside the playing area whilst the game was in progress," an ICU report found.
"The player admitted the offence. Because the player is a minor, the player is not being named by the ICU."
However, Mr Mirza also received a ban from involvement at any level within the ICU after his actions were deemed to have brought the organisation into "disrepute". An ICU source indicated he had also received a 10-month suspension from tournament play.
The father of two forced in the cubicle door at the Metropole Hotel and removed the teen. The Cork organisers then intervened and gardai were called to the hotel.
Both players were subsequently dismissed from the tournament. The final ICU report on the matter was prepared last week and it imposed a suspension on Mr Mirza.
The Cork organisers are confident this year's championships will make headlines for all the right reasons. The event in the Metropole Hotel from March 28-30 is expected to feature 150-200 competitors.
Chess is now a rapidly expanding sport given its strategic thinking and crossovers to computer games.
Ebony-Going Going Gone
by Jack_Burton a few minutes ago
Help, I can't improve. Any tips?
by JGambit a few minutes ago
Anti Sicilians or the Open Sicilian?
by hijodeluna a few minutes ago
How to simply stop all ads without paying!
by Snookslayer 3 minutes ago
by mrhjornevik 4 minutes ago
7/28/2014 - Mate in 4
by chesspro73 4 minutes ago
How To Get More Women Into Chess
by ConnorMacleod_151 4 minutes ago
This guy thinks I am cheating
by mrhjornevik 6 minutes ago
Transposition from Sicilian to English opening?
by hijodeluna 16 minutes ago
by Till_98 18 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!