How Does Someone Cheat in Chess?

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In summary, Magnus Carlsen accuses his rival Hans Niemann of cheating. Niemann denies the accusations, but admits to cheating in the past. Carlsen withdrew from a chess tournament following his defeat to the American.
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Beyond ridiculous. Actually, playing "pro" chess on the internet (ok, the s$$ty pandemic, but also before and now, i.e. after) is generally a bad idea in the age of computer software.
 
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dextercioby said:
Beyond ridiculous. Actually, playing "pro" chess on the internet (ok, the s$$ty pandemic, but also before and now, i.e. after) is generally a bad idea in the age of computer software.
It gives so many more (environmentally friendly) options for top-level tournaments. One option is to have a local official in the room with each competitor. I think it's workable, especially for an elite-level tournament.

The vast majority of serious players don't cheat. It's not even clear that Niemann is still cheating. He didn't do well at the tournament in question.
 
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I am sorry. A lil obtuse and old-fashioned here. For me, pro-chess is OtB, I do not care about "environmentally friendly" and "cost-saving".
 
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dextercioby said:
, I do not care about "environmentally friendly"
Some of us do care about trashing the planet!
 
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The impact of chess tournaments is 0. Look how much China and India pollute. And I stop here. :)
 
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Chess.com has issued a report on Hans Niemann, with the conclusion that he likely cheated in online games and tournaments up until 2020.

https://www.chess.com/blog/CHESScom/hans-niemann-report
Afaik, they didn't do a similar analysis for every player in the world with FIDE rating of, say, 2500 or higher.
 
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I haven't watched it, but here's how one could cheat at chess using electronics hidden on one's own body.
 

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