Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Kasparov accuses German Hippie of cheating!

School holidays are over and I am back in Germany after a few weeks with Nina. She has changed my sleep schedule as instead of waking up around the crack of noon I am now getting up around 8am!
The first thing I saw on the kitchen table when I got back was a copy of the German chess magazine SCHACH.
This excellent magazine has just gotten even better due to the addition of a new :)
Well one can re-read ones own article ( report on Gibraltar) only so often so eventually I got around to looking at the rest of the magazine. The very next article was a tournament report by Ilja Schneider on the
 Nord-West-Cup in Bad Zwischenahn. Play through this game first, then I will tell you the story.

[Event "Nord-West-Cup"]
[Site "Bad Zwischenahn"]
[Date "2011.01.29"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Sergei Kasparov"]
[Black "Torben Schulze"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2484"]
[BlackElo "2230"]
[ECO "B00n"]
[EventDate "2011.01.27"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 d5 4.d4 Bxf5 5.Bb5 e6 6.Ne5 Ne7 7.Qh5+ g6 8.
Qe2 Bg7 9.Bg5 O-O 10.Bxc6 Nxc6!!  11.Bxd8 Nxd4 12.Qd2 Nxc2+ 13.Ke2 Bxe5
14.Nc3 Raxd8 15.Rac1 d4 16.Nd1 Be4 17.Qg5 d3+ 18.Kf1 d2 19.Rb1 Bf4


The brilliant queen sac 10....Nc6 was apparently preparation by Ilya and Torben. Around move 13...Be5 Kasparov first started muttering  "I don't want to play against a Computer" and a few moves later left the tournament hall without shaking hands or saying a word.
The next day Kasparov wrote a letter accusing his opponent of playing with a Bluetooth-Chip in his ear. Then Ilya tells us he spent the rest of the day following Torben around even to the Toilet and when it was Sergei's move he would send his wife. How that worked with the restroom Ilja doesn't tell us.
Why Hippie? The photo of Torben shows him with a mop of hair that could easily hide a small laptop but I was unable to find a picture on the net. I guess he is not really famous yet.


  1. Very interesting! Last week I played a blitz game online against someone called Eva-Chess on . According to the profile, which I checked later, this person claims to be Tatiana Kasparova, the wife of Sergey Kasparov - although judging by the rating, I would say it is more likely to be Sergey Kasparov himself. The game was uneventful in that my opponent played like a sack of shit and I won easily. Immediately after his/her defeat, however, my opponent accused me of using a computer. "Every move first choice Rybka!" or some bollocks like that...

  2. Nigel, a funny idea for a cartoon just popped into my head. Rybka is playing Fritz and one accuses the other of using "Nigel". I wish I could draw :(

  3. For heaven's sake,Kasparov ! COuld it be his brain is going goofy? Poor chess playing,wild imagings? Hmm,only time will tell I guess. So glad you posted, was wondering about you dear.

  4. Kiril Georgiev, amongst others, accused me of using a computer in the 1990s when my ICC rating hit 3290 or so.
    He said it after I beat him.
    You´ve got to take it as some sort of compliment, Nigel...

  5. I love the way this forum seems to have over taken The Closet Grandmaster as the leading Australian chess forum. Great stories all the time with a pinch of Alex = a really great blog.

    Keep up the good work mate :)

  6. Thanks for the high praise Anon but I have to tell you that was my inspiration to start blogging and I still check Amiel's site everyday. He is still the master and I the student.
    Apropo's Amiel, he is a stones throw from the Nuclear disaster in Fukushima so please spare a thought for him.

  7. No pictures ?
    second from left
    guess who's me

    Not that much of a mop, although I admit that Bad Zwischenahn saw me with rather wild hair. :)

    Thanks for the spotlight,

    T.S. / Geck0tierchen

  8. Vielen Dank für wertvolle Informationen. Nizza Post. Ich war sehr erfreut, diesen Beitrag. Das ganze Blog ist sehr schön fand einige gute Sachen und gute Informationen hier Danke .. Besuchen Sie auch meine Seite schach gegen computer