Six Аnti-Cheating Rules By Konstantin Landa

Время публикации: 10.10.2012 22:14 | Последнее обновление: 10.10.2012 22:16

Konstantin Landa, the participant of the Baku Open held recently, shared his impressions on the competition on Chesspro. Namely, GM talked about the problem of cheating: in his opinion one of the participants of the Baku Open played suspiciously - "he was going to the rest room after almost every move."

"I guess, I'm aware of the inside situation as a participant of many international tournaments, the captain of the team and Senior Trainer FIDE, - Landa writes. - What I saw in Baku stimulated me to express my thoughts on the paper. In order to prevent our sport to become a stronghold for imaginary and grounded suspiciousness, I suggest these simple rules to be considered: 

1. The rest rooms should be closed during the first hour of play! The players will be able to go to the toilet only in urgent cases and only accompanied by the arbiter. All the needed rooms will be opened one hour after the games have started. 

This will help to avoid the repetitions of the opening variants from the papers, which are impossible to be found and checked. 

2. The player shouldn't bring any kind of connection facilities or other electronic devices to the game (except the medical ones). Cell phones as well as other devices should be given to the arbiter, but it's even better not to take them to the game at all.   

3. The arbiter has the right to check the player, who is playing during the checkup or who decided to leave the playing hall, with the hand held metal detector selectively or оn a request of another player only once during the round.

4. Any player will have the right to ask the arbiter to check another player who has left the playing hall only once during the competition.

Тhis will help to control the players using computers. 

5. The spectators shouldn't be allowed to enter the playing hall during the first hour of play!

6. The head arbiter has a right  to ask any of those not playing the game as well as the spectators to leave the playing hall

Paragraphs 5 and 6 are at least some barriers for the nonverbal cheating.

Of course I would like FIDE to finally make something like Hippocratic Oath, namely FAIR PLAY RULES, which would be published on the FIDE website and will be signed by the players. I guess this could protect our royal play from the smallest suspicions in cheating and using the "computer dope." In order this not to become another PR company with the zero result, we should strictly fight against any attempts to cheat. These six rules suggested by me can simply be adapted to the tournaments of any level and they can become serious barrier for those willing to cheat." 


  


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