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Friday, August 12, 2011

German chess league cheater banned for two years

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news from is that a German chess player who cheated has been banned for two years. 

Player caught cheating at German ChampionshipFM Christoph Natsidis, who was caught cheating at this year’s German Championship, was sentenced a two-year ban by the German Chess Federation. The 23-year-old player from Bannewitz, Germany used a chess program on his smartphone during a game and afterwards admitted that he cheated.

One June 4, 2011, Chess Vibes reported on the cheating case in Germany. Natsidis’ last-round game was declared lost after he had admitted that he used his smartphone, equipped with a strong chess program, during the game.
You can read the English translation of the statement by the German Chess Federation Chess Vibes.
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