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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cool video: Garry Kasparov at European Individual Chess Championship in France plus open letter to check cheating

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Hi everyone,

Here is the video of legendary world chess champion Garry Kasparov's visit to the European Individual Chess Championship currently being held in Aix les Bains, France.

The recent French chess cheating scandal that you would have read about here on and other websites has affected the European Individual Championship also. has carried a report about an open letter being circulated at the championship for players requesting for following rules:

- the arbiters reserve the rights to search any player’s pockets in case of suspicion
- no electronic devices can be brought into the playing hall, switched off or otherwise
- electronic boards can be unplugged if one of the players demands it

Spanish Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons posted the open letter on Facebook which was cross-posted by the news website.

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