Cheater Caught At German Championships

Cheater Caught At German Championships

SonofPearl
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german champs 2011.jpgThe 82nd German Chess Championship in Bonn had an exciting finish when Igor Khenkin took the title on a superior tie-break score from Jan Gustafsson after both had finished on 6.5/9.0.

The format was a nine-round Swiss event with 34 players taking part. The competition started 26 May and finished on 3 June.

The separate women's nine-round Swiss competition was won by Sarah Hoolt who achieved a score of 7.5/9.

All the games from the championships can be found at the official website here. A selection of the new champions' games are below.

The Champion: Igor Khenkin won his first German Championship

Igor Khenkin.jpg

 

Sadly, the end of the tournament was marred by the disqualification of a player for cheating.  An FM was discovered to have consulted a chess program on his mobile phone when visiting the toilet during the game.

Such cheating is difficult to stop, so surely the punishment should be severe to act as an effective deterrent. Even if phones and similar devices are banned from the playing area, a player could consult a hidden device when he left the room (or be aided by an accomplice).  What is the answer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Name Elo Pts TB
1  Khenkin, Igor 2488 6.5 48.0
2  Gustafsson, Jan 2480 6.5 47.5
3  Fridman, Daniel 2471 6.0 48.5
4  Buhmann, Rainer 2462 6.0 46.5
5  Gschnitzer, Oswald, Dr 2437 6.0 42.5
6  Stern, René 2498 5.5 50.0
7  Huschenbeth, Niclas 2450 5.5 44.0
8  Siebrecht, Sebastian 2425 5.5 44.5
9  Seel, Christian 2358 5.5 41.0
10  Svane, Rasmus 2442 5.0 44.5
11  Tischbierek, Raj 2421 5.0 45.0
12  Jugelt, Tobias 2407 4.5 42.5
13  Kummerow, Heiko 2399 4.5 43.0
14  Rietze, Clemens 2393 4.5 39.5
15  Andre, Gordon 2392 4.5 42.5
16  Vatter, Hans-Joachim 2382 4.5 43.0
17  Bastian, Herbert 2351 4.5 36.5
18  Lubbe, Nikolas 2346 4.5 35.0
19  Krassowizkij, Jaroslaw 2329 4.5 36.5
20  Poetsch, Hagen 2297 4.5 31.5
21  Müller, Oliver C 2431 4.0 41.5
22  Mertens, Heiko 2395 4.0 39.5
23  Krause, Ullrich 2344 4.0 34.0
24  Dranov, Aleksandr 2336 4.0 37.0
25  Seger, Rüdiger 2300 4.0 30.0
26  Strache, Michael 2413 3.5 40.5
27  Molinaroli, Martin 2379 3.5 38.5
28  Bracker, Frank 2356 3.5 37.5
29  Zill, Christoph 2337 3.5 33.0
30  Kessler, Andreas 2375 3.0 35.0
31  Lederle, Vitus 2337 3.0 31.0
32  Pitschka, Claus 2350 2.5 34.5
33  Bindrich, Falko 2426 2.0 41.0
34  Natsidis, Christoph 2363 0.0 DISQ

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