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Questions tagged [cheating]

Questions concerning cheating in various forms, for example using a chess computer in tournaments or throwing a game.

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Anti-cheating: should there be a limit to a number of toilet breaks per game per player?

With the advent of smart phones, cheating in chess tournaments has become rife to the extent that if unguarded it will kill the spirit of competitiveness. There has been several such cases, ...
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Can an Irwin Cheat Detector catch a user who is using a Leela chess bot for cheating?

I’m a big fan of chess cheat detection apps, like Irwin that was created by lichess.org. But I heard that there is a new bot called Leela that is teaching herself how to play chess, and to think in a ...
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Why do people make a huge pause before making even a simple checkmate? [closed]

Are they already so happy about the victory or is this behavior of the cheat program? I don’t believe in what they think over the simplest move.
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Punishing player for indicating moves to other team players

I am arbiter myself, but I don't know how to treat player in team matches who try to indicate other players of their team what move to play in position they are in. If they won their game I might ...
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In online chess with long time controls, does having a title encourage opponents to cheat against you? [closed]

I was looking through the top classical players list on LiChess, and I'm gradually improving. I noticed I'm catching up with IM Eric Rosen, which I found surprising (I'm nowhere near that strong). ...
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Need I be concerned about being classed as a “cheater” if I sometimes play good classical games on LiChess?

I'm trying to improve my tournament play, so I play classical chess on LiChess (me on LiChess). In some (not all) of my games, I do well and have very few or no "inaccuracies" and maybe 15 centipawn ...
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Story of unexpectedly high (400+) Elo rising in few months (reaching 2500 Elo mark)

I'm sorry for being vague, but that's exactly my problem: I can't find an online blog post of a German/Scandinavian master anymore which illustrated a case of a young boy from Eastern Europe who ...
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Can you say anything if you see cheating at another board?

Let's say you see that player A on the board next to yours violates a rule such as touch-move or changes the move after releasing the piece, but their opponent, player B, doesn't notice. Can you say ...
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Arbiter ignored cheating, and I signed the scoresheet. Did I lose my right to object?

I am currently playing in an ELO tournament. Today, while I was playing, my opponent occasionally got up and walked around. At first, I did not care much. Then, I realized that some people were ...
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Moral question about online chess & engine analysis [closed]

This isn't so much a 'hard' knowledge or analysis question, but more of a request for feedback on a moral issue. I cheat in online chess, daily/correspondence that is. I use a strong engine not only ...
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Was Ilya Makoveev cheating?

I don't know the veracity of this link, but it says the wunderkind Ilya Makoveev is disqualified for cheating. I could also see this as well. Is it true? What happened actually?
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Will there be any anti-cheating measures that affect the broadcast in the Candidates tournament?

In the current Women World Championship the games are transmitted with a delay to avoid cheating. Searching if something similar will happen for the Candidates tournament I could just found the ...
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How to deal with people getting help on board

We all had this situation where our opponent have this fide master friend and just happen to stand next to him, whisper him things while pointing your chessboard. I've never had the guts to call it ...
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Bathroom cheating

A serious threat to human chess competition seems to be phone-in-the-bathroom cheating. Is anything being done to address this problem?
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Is it possible to game my online chess rating?

When playing online chess, it is often possible to influence the order in which games are finished, either by choosing when to resign, or by intentionally playing as slowly as possible. Once the ...
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Why would a correspondence chess player be accused of using a computer?

I play a good deal of online correspondence chess. On the website I use I sometimes see users being accused of using computers in correspondence chess, but without any evidence being presented. What ...
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Just for fun and curiosity: is there cheating on professional chess tournaments/games?

Just for fun and curiosity. Has any GM ever tried to cheat during a game? Maybe even making (on purpose or not) an illegal move that was not caught by his opponent? NOTE: Of course when you are ...
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Computer assistance in online blitz chess

I play on chess.com which is usually a very positive and pleasant experience. I like to play five minute time controls with 0 second increments which means it translates to a very fast paced game. ...
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How should an arbiter handle copying moves from another game?

In 2004 the British illusionist, Derren Brown, despite being a very poor chess player scored +4 -3 =2 against 9 strong chess players including scoring 2/4 against 4 grandmasters in a simul. Of course ...
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Is it possible to play vs bots on FICS?

I was playing a 15 min game vs some 2300 guy. He doesn't take any time to think about his next move, not even a second, not even against a c4 opening. When i offered him to play, he accepted ...
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Is Anand possibly cheating (the metal detector)?

While I write this question, I am certain I completely miss the spirit of the world championship. But however, I got curious about how well the cheating-countermeasures at the championship actually ...
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Is that possible to know if someone is cheating in correspondence chess?

Consider a mobile chess app which allows to play correspondence chess. Some apps, like this one, state that they'll punish someone (e.g. disable their account) if they discover that the person is ...
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In correspondence games, is it considered cheating to get an engine evaluation of the current position?

Is it considered cheating to simply get an engine score for the current position in an ongoing game without looking at any of the generated lines? I'm guessing the answer is yes, but just curious (and ...