Month: January 2021

Player banned after online cheating probe

A Shropshire chess player has been banned for the rest of the season after an anti-cheating probe found that he had been playing better than many grandmasters. Suspicions were aroused by his stellar performance in this month’s Shropshire online team quickplay competition in which his spectacular run included beating much stronger local players. An investigation …

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Rapidplay League

The Shropshire Rapidplay League dates are: 25//01/21, 7.30pm – Arena 1 24/02/21, 7.30pm – Arena 2 25/03/21, 7.30pm – Arena 3 30/04/21, 7.30pm – Arena 4 24/05/21, 7.30pm – Arena 5 Each Arena is two hours long, with 3/2 time control. Details here.

Statement of the Special Committee of Shropshire Chess

Following the Shropshire Chess Online Quickplay event on Sunday 10th January, a complaint was made to the tournament organiser that one of the players had been using electronic assistance. The tournament organiser investigated this complaint and found strong evidence to support it. The senior Shropshire Chess officials then referred the matter to LiChess. LiChess carried out …

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