Public Accusations Of Cheating Are Bad

Public Accusations Of Cheating Are Bad

PeterDoggers
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Apr 18, 2018

The story about a Russian trainer accusing a 13-year-old girl of cheating led to a huge debate on our site. Currently, the report is close to reaching 700 comments. The case is another example of how dangerous it can be to accuse someone...

Bunratty's 25th Anniversary (I Played!)

Bunratty's 25th Anniversary (I Played!)

PeterDoggers
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Feb 27, 2018

This year's Bunratty Chess Festival was a special one. Held for the 25th time, the famous Irish weekender saw a record number of participants, which included me. It's been five years ago since GM Simon Williams introduced me to Gary O'Grady...

"Do you still play chess yourself?"

"Do you still play chess yourself?"

PeterDoggers
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Dec 21, 2017

"Do you still play chess yourself?" This is the question I get the most when meeting chess fans, colleagues or other people at top tournaments when I'm reporting there for Chess.com.  The answer is: sometimes. I hardly play tournaments th...

Lazy Intuition

Lazy Intuition

PeterDoggers
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Aug 23, 2016

As a chess reporter I attend many chess festivals and top tournaments, but last week I was reminded that many times the game is enjoyed on a small scale. I played the Geraardsbergen Open and liked it just because of that: as a small and ...

Che’Mate: Chess in Cuba

Che’Mate: Chess in Cuba

PeterDoggers
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Mar 3, 2016

Avid followers of our news section might have wondered why no post from me appeared for three weeks. The reason was simple: a holiday. I spent the time in Cuba, a destination that had been high on my bucket list for a while. How long? Well, the Lo...

How not to deal with suspicion of cheating

How not to deal with suspicion of cheating

PeterDoggers
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May 30, 2015

“Chess has seen many cheating incidents in recent years, and as a result it's almost impossible for a player to score much better than his rating without being suspected of cheating.” I wrote this in my report on the “c...

Shamkir Chess

Shamkir Chess

PeterDoggers
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Apr 30, 2015

A few days ago I returned from Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Few of you will have missed the super tournament that took place for the second time, and won by Magnus Carlsen for the second time! When this tournament was announced last year, I did not hesi...

Gibraltar, Zurich, Jerusalem, Reykjavik

Gibraltar, Zurich, Jerusalem, Reykjavik

PeterDoggers
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Mar 27, 2015

A long period of traveling is behind me. I'm finally back home after attending the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, the Zurich Chess Classic, the European Championship in Jerusalem and the Reykjavik Open. Yes, in just two months I've crossed Eu...

Bilbao, Budapest, Dominican Republic, Hoogeveen

Bilbao, Budapest, Dominican Republic, Hoogeveen

PeterDoggers
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Nov 3, 2014

Since my last blog post I've travelled so much, and new trips are on the horizon again! A few days before I'll be travelling to Sochi for the Anand-Carlsen match let me share what I did since the Olympiad. In September I was happy to return to B...

The Tromsø Olympiad

The Tromsø Olympiad

PeterDoggers
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Aug 21, 2014

An Olympiad is a highlight for many chess players, and also for journalists. Every two years, you meet just about everyone you know in chess, but this time all together in one small place! I attended the Olympiad from the first day to the last.&...

July & August Bulletins

July & August Bulletins

PeterDoggers
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Aug 19, 2014

My adventures at the Tromsø Olympiad probably deserve a separate blog post, but meanwhile two new issues of The Master's Bulletin have appeared! I do want to share with you guys what we did this summer. July issue As I wrote before, in ...

Top of the World

Top of the World

PeterDoggers
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Jun 25, 2014

As Chess.com's news reporter, and in the years I was running ChessVibes.com, I have travelled quite a lot and I have seen many interesting places. The farthest to the west was Mexico City, my first big trip, and my first World Championship, in 200...

The June Master's Bulletin is there

The June Master's Bulletin is there

PeterDoggers
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Jun 24, 2014

This month there was unfortunately a delay of about a week (busy times with Norway Chess & Dubai!) but now it's there: the June issue of our PDF & PGN magazine The Master's Bulletin. Happy to see another great issue being ready, and reachi...

My Second IM Norm!

My Second IM Norm!

PeterDoggers
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Jun 3, 2014

I can still hardly believe it but it's true: last Saturday I scored my second IM norm, exactly ten years after my first! I played the best tournament of my life, finishing in clear second place at the Liechtenstein Open and winning 1500 Swiss fran...

The Master's Bulletin: January-May 2014

The Master's Bulletin: January-May 2014

PeterDoggers
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May 22, 2014

Hi all, In this second blog post I want to share some information on the latest issues of The Master's Bulletin, one of my main projects here at Chess.com besides providing daily news coverage. It has become a really nice magazine, I must ...

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