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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:17 PM
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Chess cheat: how the French chess scam worked
It is thought he logged the moves into a powerful chess computer, then texted via mobile phone its suggested moves to Arnaud Hauchard, the team captain, who was present in the tournament room in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The moves were encrypted as codes hidden within phoney telephone numbers, the authorities claimed.

For example, the numbers 63 and 68 within a 10-digit number signified a move from F3 on the chessboard to F8.

The captain then allegedly communicated these to 19-year old Sbastien Feller, fifth in the world junior chess rankings, during his match.

He is thought to have done this by standing next to a particular player at a given table. Each contestant represented a pre-agreed letter and a number. For example, the first player represented A1, the second B2 etc. The captain first stood by one player to convey the letter, then another to give the accompanying number.

Mr Feller had only to briefly check his captain's movements to know which piece to move and where, the authorities claimed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france...
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:07 AM
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1. It might be important to know how that computer got control
of these human minions. Blackmail? Implants?

Chess players often seem to live out on the edge of the board, as it were.

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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 05:44 AM
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2. Just who is on the other end of those text messages?
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 07:56 PM
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3. Hoh, Hoh, Hoh!
Zee French are...how you say?...sneaky bastards, no?







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