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Is Légal’s reported “psychological trick” considered fair play or unacceptable conduct under FIDE rules?

It is cheating if e tried to move another piece, regardless of the trick intention. Eg Légal would often disguise his trap with a psychological trick: he would first touch the knight on f3 and then ...
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Is Légal’s reported “psychological trick” considered fair play or unacceptable conduct under FIDE rules?

No, the use of such a trick would not be considered unacceptable conduct.  This type of stratagem has a long history in chess and is seen over and over again. For example: Source: Glasgow Herald, 13 ...
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Is Légal’s reported “psychological trick” considered fair play or unacceptable conduct under FIDE rules?

The British player Gerald Abrahams in 1959 wrote of a similar situation. (Taken from "Chess Treasury of the Air", 1966, Editor: Terence Tiller) [minor edits made to match Abraham's "Not ...
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Is Légal’s reported “psychological trick” considered fair play or unacceptable conduct under FIDE rules?

Is Légal’s reported “psychological trick” considered fair play or unacceptable conduct under FIDE rules? Everything Légal did was legal (pun intended) and acceptable conduct under FIDE rules, both ...
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