FIDE Anti-Cheating Committee Member on Changes Chess Regulations Need

Время публикации: 03.10.2013 00:57 | Последнее обновление: 05.10.2013 19:44

Grandmaster Sergei Tiviakov talked to Juri Garrett, the meber of the FIDE Anti-Cheating Committee during live broadcast of the 6th Grand Prix stage.

Garrett told about the suggestion the committee is going to offer FIDE in order to make the fight against cheaters more sufficient. According to him, the arbiters' powers should be extended and overall getting closer to football judging style. "The referee keeps an eye on everything the players do, chess arbiters should judge tournaments with the very same attention. The arbiters should get more trainings to learn do the things they've never done before. The times when the referee could sit at his table from the start to the end of the round are gone," Garrett noted.

Italian also stressed the importance of the playing hall noting that it is a special place which has rules different from of the ones in everyday life, "If the arbiter wants to check your pockets or boots, you should let him do so and do not argue." 

As to electronic devices, Garrett compared this problem to having alcohol, "We should understand that the person may be coming to the round from work, so it's impossible to demand him not to have laptop, watch, iphone, etc. The use of those devices should be prohibited during the game and we have ideas on how to control that. Yet I don't want to give all the details. There should be different rules for the top-events and regular ones [...]"

Garrett also underlined the Regulations should outline the overall number of referees who will work for the tournaments with Swiss format. Their number should be in direct percentage ratio to the number of participants.


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