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Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« on: December 30, 2006, 02:24:21 PM »
NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) -- An Indian chess player has been banned for 10 years for cheating after he was caught using his mobile phone's wireless device to win games, chess officials said on Wednesday.

The player, Umakant Sharma, had logged rating points at a rapid pace in the last 18 months and also qualified for the national championship, arousing the suspicion of officials and bemusing rivals.

Sharma was finally caught at a recent tournament when officials discovered that he had stitched a Bluetooth device in a cloth cap which he always pulled over his ears.

He communicated to his accomplices outside the hall, who then used a computer to relay moves to him, Indian chess federation secretary D.V. Sundar said on Wednesday.

"We have banned him for 10 years," he told Reuters. "We wanted to send a clear message to such people."

Chess officials were also probing whether another player had similar advantages through such illegal means, he added.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/12/27/chess.cheater.reut/index.html?eref=rss_tech

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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007, 12:41:43 PM »
banned from chess for ten years, oh what will he do?! but defintly somthing that makes u think "what else would this work for?"

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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007, 04:41:58 PM »
banned from chess for ten years, oh what will he do?! but defintly somthing that makes u think "what else would this work for?"

Checkers!

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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 01:11:42 AM »
No, even worse I-Ball....

PIZZA!!!!  :o

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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 03:29:48 AM »
No, even worse I-Ball....

PIZZA!!!!  :o

How?

Will the guy on the other end of the connection tell you where to put the individual pepperoni slices?

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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 08:59:30 AM »
banned from chess for ten years, oh what will he do?! but defintly somthing that makes u think "what else would this work for?"

Checkers!
My own mediocre attempt at humor has been highly amusing to myself. you retard.

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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007, 05:39:36 PM »
banned from chess for ten years, oh what will he do?! but defintly somthing that makes u think "what else would this work for?"

Checkers!
My own mediocre attempt at humor has been highly amusing to myself. you retard.

What exactly is the point of your post?

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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2007, 08:30:26 PM »
Nothing. I didn't mean any offense. I was just laughing at what you said. It was funny.

BTW, there was a very tech-savvy hacker guy who used a wireless device to scam keno in Atlantic City with a buddy.

How it worked was: his partner was down in the casino playing keno, wearing a wireless device disguised as a hearing aid. Meanwhile, he sat up in the hotel room with a laptop, calculating probabilities on the keno numbers as they came up. He would relay the most probable numbers to his friend on the casino floor, and the guy would bet on them.

They hit the jackpot after only a couple hours but when his partner tried to cash out, the casino cashier called security. After some quiet talk amongst themselves, the casino security said to return to the hotel room and they'd bring up the money. The partner went back to the room and warned him. He packed up his computer and headed straight to the airport. The casino security showed up within an hour and took his partner for interrogation, along with a floppy disk they'd found in their room.

Long story short, the partner squealed, and the two of them got busted. He was arrested getting off the plane in Nevada.

Well, it turned out that the two of them had also been scamming slot machines in Vegas for years. They were responsible for losses in the tens or maybe hundreds of thousands. The computer hacker guy had been an agent for the Nevada Gaming Board, and he'd installed trojans in the firmware code of many slot machines all over town. He reprogrammed the slot machines to pay out whenever a special sequence of coin denominations had been dropped.

He's considered to have been the most successful casino scammer in the history of Las Vegas.

But yeah, wireless communication can be used for lots of nefarious purposes.
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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2007, 02:17:01 AM »
It's hard to side with the casinos after they lost "tens or maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars." Last I checked, their profit was somewhere far behind eyeshot of such a small number of digits.
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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2007, 08:23:19 AM »
It's hard to side with the casinos after they lost "tens or maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars." Last I checked, their profit was somewhere far behind eyeshot of such a small number of digits.
omg! they lost .01 of their profit!!

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Re: Chess Player Caught Cheating with Wireless Device
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2007, 06:26:19 AM »
Yeah, but for 2 dudes that's a hell of a lot of money!!!