Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Player caught with computer at Oz Open

Exciting times at the Australian Open Championship today when a player was caught using a 'hand held machine' in the toilets. The player, Eduard Naoumov, was taking part in the Under 1600 event and had been doing quite well up until this point starting with 5/5, although he lost in round 6, and today's round 7. Apart from the loss of the game, Naoumov was expelled from the tournament. He appealed this punishment, but the penalty was upheld by the appeals committee 3-0.
Further information on this case, including the score of today's game can be found here at The Closetgrandmaster Blog.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Evaluate for yourselves:

[Event "Australian Junior Under 18 Open"]
[Site "Cranbrook"]
[Date "2008.01.20"]
[Round "7.15"]
[White "Naoumov, Edward"]
[Black "Guo, Emma"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D00"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "2008.01.13"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2008.01.14"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e4 dxe4 4. f3 c6 5. Bf4 e6 6. fxe4 Bb4 7. Qd3Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 h6 9. Nf3 O-O 10. h3 b6 11. g4 Na6 12. Bd2 c5 13. g5 Nh5 14. gxh6 g6 15.Rg1 Bb7 16. Bg5 Qc7 17. Be2 Nf4 18. Bxf4 Qxf4 19. Rg4 Qc7 20. Qe3 Rac8 21. Qg5 Qd8 22.Qe5 f6 23. Rxg6+ Kh7 24. Rg7+ Kh8 25. Qxe6 Rc7 26. Qg4 Rff7 27.Nh4 Rxg7 28. hxg7+ Rxg7 29. Qh5 Rh7 30. Ng6+ Kg7 31. Qg4 Kf7 32.Bc4 Kg7 33. Ne5+ Kh8 34. Nf7+ 1-0

Moves 6-9, 13-16 and 19-24 were all the strongest moves according to Fritz 6.

Jim said...

Well, Anonymous, although it may indicate that you have suspicions in regard to this game, it is not proof.

In any event, whatever action the ACF, the NSWCA or possibly the NSWJCL, may take in regard to the arbiters report after the completion of the tournament, it will probably pale in comparison with the "frank, open and forthright" discussions between the parents and the child in question.

Anonymous said...

'Well, Anonymous, although it may indicate that you have suspicions in regard to this game, it is not proof.'

That is correct. I did not say that it is proof; I stated that 3 sequences of moves was recommended by Fritz.

There is more than one conclusion that can be drawn from this game - I leave it to the readers to decide.

Anonymous said...

How many discussions between associates( eg. brothers) on the state of a game in progress go unnoticed - This is another vague area often overlooked and very hard to prove cheating. What does it mean to cheat?
Getting casual advice from a stronger friend whispering too you. Is this cheating? How do you prove verbal cheating - use a voice recorder. Come on. So now it is only electronic cheating that is serious. What a joke.

Garvin said...

To the anon posters, care to put your name to your posts so we know who you are.

TrueFiendish said...

"Getting casual advice from a stronger friend whispering to you. Is this cheating?"

It certainly is.

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Alex said...

Correction to above -

OzChess.com said...

This game against Emma Guo doesn't prove anything.

However, it may be prudent to contact Emma and ask her whether she recalls her opponent taking frequent bathroom breaks during the game.

If so, maybe further investigation would be merited.

OzChess.com said...

Garvin Gray said:

"To the anon posters, care to put your name to your posts so we know who you are."

Obviously Garvin, he/she wouldn't have made the post anonymously if they had wanted to put their name to it!