The FIDE rules state:

12.4 The scoresheet shall be used only for recording the moves, the times of the clocks, the offers of a draw, and matters relating to a claim and other relevant data.

I believe this rule has been used before, against Wesley So in the 2014 ACP Golden Classic tournament (more here). But, what about this?

Carlsen's scoresheet from the 2018 European Club Cup

This is Carlsen's scoresheet from his game with Alexnnder Donchenko in the 2018 European Club Cup, where he wrote "Absolutely no shorts allowed" instead of writing his and his opponent's names.

Isn't this a violation of the rules? Why didn't the arbiters take appropriate action?

  • I thinks the question should be "mustn't the information be accurate ?". Because it is supposed to be accurate, otherwise there it wouldn't even be required. – Isac Oct 20 '18 at 18:37
  • To me, it looks the same as Wesley So's case - not allowed. But how do you know that the arbiter took no action? – IA Petr Harasimovic Oct 23 '18 at 22:23
  • The only action they could take is consider him lost, which didn't happen. – Wais Kamal Oct 26 '18 at 18:27
  • "The only action they could take is consider him lost," No competent arbiter would do such a thing for a first offence of this nature. Wesley So was only defaulted after repeated warnings spread over several games. The appropriate penalty in this case, as any competent arbiter would tell you, is a warning. You have no clue whether that happened or not. – Brian Towers Dec 23 '18 at 12:20

It's pretty obvious that his name is absolutely no and his opponent's name is shorts allowed.

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    But these are not the real names of the players, so, why wasn't he penalized for doing this? – Wais Kamal Oct 19 '18 at 20:56
  • So you're saying if I accidentally typo a move that I should be penalized? Or maybe he didn't know his name and the opponent of his name. Wesley So was penalized for taking notes, nowhere on the scoresheet is there a notes sections. – Matthew Liu Oct 19 '18 at 23:34
  • Wesley's scripts were not notes, they were motivational sentences which were considered notes. Why weren't those considered notes as well? – Wais Kamal Oct 20 '18 at 11:42

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