Fair Play / Anti-Cheating
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How is Fair Play being Monitored?
  • We are monitoring Fair Play DURING the games and AFTER the games

  • During the Games: Chess.com's US Chess-endorsed Fair Play Algorithm will monitor all players moves in every game to identify suspected violations of Fair Play

  • After the Games: Games will be analyzed after the tournament, and before prizes are awarded, to further identify Fair Play violations and/or to re-examine games identified from the screening DURING play.

  • EASE YOUR FEARS by reading this Chess.com article about what they do for Cheat Detection.

What happens when Cheating is Suspected?

 Violations of Fair Play WILL NOT BE TOLERATED !!

  • During the Games:  The Chief Tournament Director reserves the right to eject from the tournament any player suspected of violating Fair Play. If a player is ejected by the Chief TD, there is no recourse to re-enter the tournament -- you're out, period!! 
  • After the Games:  BEFORE ANY PRIZES ARE AWARDED, games will be professionally analyzed to determine if there we violations of Fair Play that went undetected during play. 

  • Players whom the Chief TD determines have violated Fair Play will be disqualified from the event and all of their games turned into LOSSES.  These players should expect their actions to become grounds for an Ethics Complaint to the US Chess Federation.

Registration Procedures
  • During Registration, ALL PLAYERS are required to acknowledge and accept three (3) conditions to play:

    • That their moves and games will be monitored IN REAL TIME by Chess.com's anti-cheating algorithm

    • That their games will be analyzed AFTER the tourament for any indications of violating Fair Play

    • That the games of ALL PLAYERS are being monitored in precisely the same manner

A player who refuses to acknowledge ALL THREE of these requirements will not be allowed to enter the tournament!