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It had to come!!
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Interesting article... It's appauling to read of such things happening at tournaments... But like you said "It had to come"... And I only thought things like that only happened On-Line... It had to come but unfortunately I dont think it's ever going away... More will follow...
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people who cheat like that
probably do it for the money, and sooner or later they'll be caught, and then they are kicked out from playing at all for life--- or at least for a long time. They gave good advice at the end of the artical though--- H'mmmm--- It just might work. 8-)
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Whatever happend to that trip you would take last year to a certain chess-shop, (I forgot the place) to check out some clocks etc.
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The trip up the Oregon coast was magnificent... But I couldn't locate the Chess Shop on-line at it's current location just outside of Portland...
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Very strange goings on in the toilet...
Perhaps George Michael should have based his defence on the fact that he was a part time Chess Arbiter !!
Neural implants will be the next "must have" accessory for budding GM's....
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the sad fact is..
as computers get smaller and cheaper, cheating is going to be a major problem at tournaments in the future..
I'm sure many of you have heard about people caught in vegas with "perfect card counting" computers hidden on their persons for playing blackjack ( one guy had a system where he'd tap numbers into the computer via his shoe ).. I fear this stuff is headed for chess tournaments where large $$$ is at stake.
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that is sad
however I was told by a friend that his opp was listening to music, he assumed it was rap, but then started to hear just regular talking and also the guy kept saying his moves out lound as he wrote them down- like N to...e6 . so he went to the TD and the TD found an exuse to make him get rid of it, the TD then when turned it on and there was someone sending messages through it- lines. I think the guy can't play in OK
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The future looks bleak
after reading this...how I long for the "old days" when that technology wasn't available and we had to use our brain in tournaments....imagine that!
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I still do
there is a new generation of kids( me and 5 others all good B class players) that do nothin but sit around, talk about chess and eat, or play blitz- or bughouse. we use our brians 12 hrs strait- the only comp we look at is the pairing pc