[CQ-Contest] Playing Chess

Randy Thompson k5zd at charter.net
Sat Jun 7 11:55:37 EDT 2008

Things are much easier to control when everyone is playing in the same room
or location.  The chess article Geo provided is interesting because it deals
with a very similar scenario to what we are seeing in radio contesting. If
people can't be seen, how do we know if they are playing honestly or not?
We can only draw conclusions around what we believe or suspect.

In my contesting ethics talk at Contest University, I suggested two points
to keep in mind when considering pushing the envelope.  Would you be ok with
what you are doing if it was made public?  Are you willing to live with the
long term impact on your reputation if there is even an appearance of


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of 
> Jimk8mr at aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 1:45 PM
> To: geoiii at kkn.net; cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Playing Chess
> Although I'm not aware of any confirmed cheating episodes, 
> the American Contract Bridge League recently decided to 
> prohibit the possession (not just the
> use) of cell phones and other personal communications devices 
> by both players and non-playing kibitzers in or near playing 
> areas in the top ranked national  tournament events.
> The temptation to text message information on hands was 
> apparently viewed  as enough of a threat to move them to take 
> this action.
> No secret packet or skimmer info for these players.
> 73  -  Jim   K8MR
> In a message dated 6/7/2008 9:34:05 A.M. Eastern Daylight 
> Time, geoiii at kkn.net writes:
> http://www.playchess.de/articles/1
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