Tuesday, April 05, 2011

French chess grandmasters accused of cheating

The French Chess Federation has suspended three players after reports they cheated at the 2010 Olympiad in Russia.

The players are accused of communicating moves by SMS during the tournament, from which rising French star Sebastien Feller came away having won six of his nine games and netting a 5,000 euro prize.

Feller, along with fellow grandmaster Arnaud Hauchard and Cyril Marzolo have all been suspended by the federation, although they are appealing against the decision.

The disciplinary committee was presented with evidence that Marzolo used Firebird to suggest moves for Feller which Hauchard, the non-playing captain at the event, communicated to Feller from the position where he stood.
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