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NK-schaker gediskwalificeerd wegens op WC stiekem naar smartphone (met chess engine) kijken

Een grotere boef is onderstaande Tsjechische grootmeester, 59 jaar oud.

GM Igors Rausis is under investigation for cheating after he was caught with his phone during a game at the Strasbourg Open. The 58-year-old Latvian-Czech grandmaster had raised suspicions after he increased his rating in recent years to almost 2700.

During an open tournament July 10-14 in Strasbourg, France, a phone was found in a toilet that had just been used by Rausis. He later signed a declaration that the phone was his.

Whether he was using his phone to get assistance from a chess engine is not clear at the moment.

In a comment to, Rausis said:

I simply lost my mind yesterday. I confirmed the fact of using my phone during the game by written [statement]. What could I say more? Yes, I was tired after the morning game and all the Facebook activity of accusers also have a known impact. At least what I committed yesterday is a good lesson, not for me—I played my last game of chess already.

FIDE's Fair Play Commission Secretary Yuri Garrett told that Rausis voluntarily withdrew from the tournament. That contradicts a Facebook post written in Russian by FIDE Director General Emil Sutovsky, who said Rausis was "suspended" from the tournament.


Eerder deze maand: GM Igor RAUSIS   -