Banned for Cheating – Banned for Years!

Время публикации: 17.08.2012 14:52 | Последнее обновление: 17.08.2012 14:52

Sebastien Feller will not be able to play in tournaments for 2 years and 9 months

The FIDE site published an official Decision by the FIDE Ethics Commission related to so-called "Feller case", which was discussed during the EC session which was held in Lausanne (June, 1 – July, 1) this year.

Case n. 2/2011: “French Team” (complaint submitted by the French Chess Federation against Mr. Sebastien FELLER, Mr. Arnaud HAUCHARD and Mr. Cyril MARZOLO and report submitted by the FIDE Executive Director), the EC unanimously rules that:

- all submitted objections and preliminary requests have to be dismissed;

- Mr. Sebastien FELLER, Mr. Arnaud HAUCHARD and Mr. Cyril MARZOLO are responsible for the violation of par. 2.2.5 of the FIDE Code of Ethics;

- Mr. Arnaud HAUCHARD has to be sanctioned with the exclusion from the participation in all FIDE tournaments, as a player or as a FIDE Ethics Commission member of a national delegation, for a period of 3 (three) years, starting from the 1st of August 2012;

- Mr. Sebastien FELLER has to be sanctioned with the exclusion from the participation in all FIDE tournaments, as a player or as a member of a national delegation, for a period of 2 (two) years and 9 (nine) months, starting from the 1st of August 2012;

- Mr. Cyril MARZOLO has to be sanctioned with the exclusion from the participation in all FIDE tournaments, as a player or as a member of a national delegation, for a period of 1 (one) year and 6 (six) months, with a suspension of the sanction for the last nine months, under probation, in accordance with the decision of the CNOS (Comite National Olympique et Sportif Francais); for what concerns the effects of the present decision, the validity of the already executed suspension since 27 May 2011 can be confirmed, but it has to be affirmed the competence of the FIDE EC regarding the evaluation of the period of probation, starting from 27 February 2012 till 27 November 2012, and the French Chess Federation has to be requested to send the FIDE Secretariat a report on the behaviour of Mr. Cyril MARZOLO during the above mentioned period of nine months;

- FIDE Secretariat and FIDE Presidential Board have to be informed of the present decision for all possible consequences related to the results of the games played by Mr Sebastien FELLER during the 2010 Chess Olympiad, concerning ratings, rankings and prizes;

- a written motivation will follow and will be communicated to the parties by the FIDE Secretariat.  

The Commission also made several interesting decisions which will be announces later on Chess-News.


  


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