Palstan shakki-ihmiset, voikos tämä pitää paikkaansa. Viimesyksyisten Hanti-Mansijskissa pidettyjen MM-kisojen ranskalaista voittajaa pidetään kahden kaverinsa kanssa syyllisenä huijaukseen.
5000 €:n tähden – Shakkiskandaali
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Kolme kovan tason ranskalaista shakinpelaajaa on todettu syyllisiksi huijaukseen shakin MM-kisoissa viime syksynä Venäjällä.
Ranskan shakkiyhdistys on jäädyttänyt kolmen pelaajan jäsenyyden tapauksen takia.
Kolmikkoa syytetään taidokkaasta huijauksesta, johon kuului tekstiviestejä ja erityinen tietokoneohjelmisto.
Sebastien Feller, Cyril Marzolo ja Arnaud Hauchard kiistivät huijausväitteet.
Daily Telegraph kirjoittaa, että huijausskandaali on järistyttänyt shakkimaailmaa, joka on ylpeä herrasmiessäännöistään.
Feller voitti turnauksessa kolme peliä, mikä riitti kultamitaliin ja 5000 euron palkintoon.
Linkki, joka ei toimi, mutta kuitenkin: http://www.uusisuomi.fi/viihde/110587-5000-€n-tahden-–-shakkiskandaali
Saman asian kirjoittaa englanniksi linkissä mainittu Daily Telegraph.
Chess world rocked by French cheating scandal
Three top French chess players have been found guilty of cheating in last year's world championship, using an ingenious messaging system.
The French chess federation has suspended Sébastien Feller, a 20-year-old grandmaster, his team-mate Cyril Marzolo, 32, and Arnaud Hauchard, 39, the French team captain. It said they used mobile text messages, a remote chess computer and coded signals to beat the opposition.
The fraud, which took place during last September's Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, has rocked the chess world, which prides itself on its code of honour.
Rival teams have been known to accuse each other of cheating, but in this case the whistle-blower was the French federation's own vice president, Joanna Pomian.
She became suspicious when she found a text message addressed to Mr Marzolo, which read: "Hurry up and send me some moves." It was sent from Russia by Mr Hauchard during the competition.
She examined Mr Marzolo's itemised phone bill and found he had sent more than 150 text messages to Mr Feller during the tournament, plus 30 to Mr Hauchard. Unable to look at their contents due to a privacy ruling, she and the federation nevertheless remained "convinced" the players had cheated.
The federation said the system required Mr Marzolo to follow the game via the internet. He logged the moves into a chess computer then texted its suggested moves to Mr Hauchard in codes within phoney telephone numbers.
The captain communicated these to Mr Feller during his match by standing next to a particular player who represented a pre-agreed number and a figure. Mr Feller could follow his captain's movements to know which piece to move and where.
Mr Feller won three games at the tournament, enough to earn him a gold medal and €5,000 (£4,400).
According to Laurent Vérat, the federation's director-general, Mr Feller and Mr Hauchard owned up to the fraud in October, but "refused to sign any documents".
"The only thing that mattered to them was that the affair didn't get out," he told Le Parisien.
Mr Feller and Mr Marzolo were handed down five-year suspensions while Mr Hauchard received a life ban from being team captain or a coach.
The three deny any wrongdoing and have appealed against the ruling.
Chess cheat: how the French chess scam worked
The suspected system required French grandmaster and federation member Cyril Marzolo to follow the game in real time via internet from France.
It is thought he logged the moves into a powerful chess computer, then texted via mobile phone its suggested moves to Arnaud Hauchard, the team captain, who was present in the tournament room in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The moves were encrypted as codes hidden within phoney telephone numbers, the authorities claimed.
For example, the numbers 63 and 68 within a 10-digit number signified a move from F3 on the chessboard to F8.
The captain then allegedly communicated these to 19-year old Sébastien Feller, fifth in the world junior chess rankings, during his match.
He is thought to have done this by standing next to a particular player at a given table. Each contestant represented a pre-agreed letter and a number. For example, the first player represented A1, the second B2 etc. The captain first stood by one player to convey the letter, then another to give the accompanying number.
Mr Feller had only to briefly check his captain's movements to know which piece to move and where, the authorities claimed.
Rahaahan tuossa turnauksessa ei jaettu kuin nimeksi. Miksi noinkin kovatasoiset pelaajat uhraisivat uransa vilpille?
Minusta shakki on turha peli. Bridgessä on jo haastetta. Jos ja kun joku vastaa, niin voin sitten kertoa bridgemaailmasta ihan vastaavan skandaalin.
[size=50:1gz8at45]Mutta kyllähän me DD:n kanssa olisi luotu paljon yksinkertaisempi ja parempi systeemi tuohon huijaukseen.[/size:1gz8at45]