Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I wonder what their testosterone levels were 

Turns out two guys were accused of cheating at the World Open of Chess last month. This doesn't surprise me at all. There's a reason parents and all non-participants are kept away from boards at tournaments. This is the reason I don't play online games (chess, poker, or anything else.) There needs to be some agreement on what the rules of competition are, and the online gaming environment doesn't do this. (h/t: The Sports Economist.)

(Afterthought: The most famous case of chess cheating, or was it?)