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|Jan-08-08|| ||Ezzy: The 4/4 was legitimate in my opinion. She has been rated 2300+ and in the past has beat players 2400+. Her record shows that she can beat 2400+ players and lose to 2100 and 2000 players. She appears to be extremely inconsistent.|
As for her games in the tournament in question -
Round 1 - No surprise beating a a 2001 player.
Round 2 - No surprise because Bauer played pretty bad in the middle game.
Round 3 No surprise because her opponent made a blunder.
Round 4 No surprise, she has beat this level of player before.
This looks all above board to me. Looking at the games, there is no indication whatsoever that she used computer assistance.
Whoever accused her should face FIDE and get some kind of severe warning. The girl must be devastated.
|Jan-08-08|| ||alexmagnus: How bad can the cheating paranoia go? Rybka in the lip balm? Oh my...|
Hope Anna feels not as bad now as she did after that game in the final round - though the behaviour of her accusers is really dirty. I'd exclude them from all chess events if I was in power...
|Jan-09-08|| ||cbpatzer: I like Bauer's moderate opinion... he doesn't say anything, yet it sounds good|
|Jan-09-08|| ||Jim Bartle: "he doesn't say anything, yet it sounds good"
Sounds like he'd make a great politician.
|Jan-09-08|| ||Hot Logic: She often reapplies lip balm or visits the ladies and doesn't sit still in a chair for hours. The three Latvians think this is unusual. Anna is twenty. I will hazard the guess that they haven't spent time in the company of young women. |
Unfortunately they don't seem to make them like they used to in Latvia. Tal was a real gentleman. He once 'forgot' to press his clock when he saw that his opponent (the women's world champion) was in time trouble (she noticed and threatened to resign unless he let her clock run).
I like Bauer's interview answers. He is obviously very intelligent and states the facts and draws sensible conclusions only where appropriate, rather than making wild speculations. If what Bauer says sounds good it is because of the merit of the thought behind his words.
After all, I would hope chess would have taught those that play it that it's important to search for the truth in every position.
|Jan-09-08|| ||Jim Bartle: "I will hazard the guess that they haven't spent time in the company of young women."|
They're chessplayers. Of course they don't know any young women.
|Jan-09-08|| ||adair10: <Jim Bartle: "he doesn't say anything, yet it sounds good" |
Sounds like he'd make a great politician.>
Why do you think so? It is natural to me when someone says "i don't personally suspect cheating, but knowing accusers, they probably had reasons (right or wrong) to accuse". Also, quick draw that much higher rated accuser agreed on tells about concerns (again, could be wrong) he had.
|Jan-09-08|| ||Jim Bartle: I was just suggesting that's what so many politicians do. They don't really say much of anything, but they make it sound good.|
|Jan-09-08|| ||whiteshark: If <Lazarev> really believed she got external help, shouldn't he play a long game to check it with arbiters and friends ? It would've been his best opportunity!|
|Jan-09-08|| ||jacqueslaumone: According to chessvibes, Rudolf wasn't allowed to use lip balm during the final round, which shows that not only the accusers but also the arbiter(s) had very serious mental health problems. I'm afraid that, in combination with the possibility of cheating, the strong correlation between paranoia and chess obsession will bring us many incidents like this in the future...|
|Jan-09-08|| ||Mameluk: Some might think a quick look at the lip balm may be enough?!|
|Jan-09-08|| ||Gejewe: These Latvians have a problem that is typical for chessplayers. When they perform better than their rating indicates, they think it is normal. When someone else makes a good performance it must be cheating ...
One piece of advice for Mrs.Rudolf. A few years ago, all three Latvians had a lower rating than me. Now they outrate me, they improved so they must have cheated: I am willing to witness that. They "suddenly" started to win prizes as well ! So Anna, attack them first next time !|
|Jan-19-08|| ||Karpova: <Hungarian Chess Federation letter about Anna Rudolf's case
Ethics commision asked to take action
HUNGARIAN CHESS FEDERATION
H-1055 BUDAPEST, Falk Miksa utca 10.
Tel: (36-1)311 6616 Fax: (36-1)331 9738
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.chess.hu
To the FIDE Ethics Commission
15th January 2008, Budapest
On behalf of the Hungarian Chess Federation I strongly protest against the unethical behavior of chessplayers Oleg Krivonosov, Vladimir Lazarev and Ilmars Starostits at the Vandoeuvre Open. Their unfair attacks against Ms Anna Rudolf reveal their preconception and prejudice against a female chessplayer and violate the FIDE Code of Ethics. Ms Anna Rudolf’s opponent even refused to shake hands with her before starting the game in the last round.
Throughout the tournament they deprived Ms Rudolf of being able to concentrate on the games by constantly accusing her of cheating. The ’gentlemen’ mentioned above did not provide any evidence of their claims. However, they showed extensive knowledge of cheating methods. (Source: Ugly story at Vandoeuvre Open, http://www.chessdom.com/news/anna-r...)
I declare that Ms Anna Rudolf has been playing chess for 15 years and there has never been even a subtle sign of her being unfair or using analysing programs while playing games at chess tournaments.
We believe that chess games should be played on the board according to FIDE rules avoiding threats and psychological pressure on the opponent.
As a consequence of the unacceptable behaviour of the mentioned chess players, we firmly appeal to the FIDE Ethics Commission to examine the case in order to declare the behaviour of the mentioned players unethical and provide peaceful atmosphere for Ms Anna Rudolf at Capella-La-Grande in February 2008.
Zsolt Korpics FM, IA, IO
|Jan-19-08|| ||maxi: Has her computer been affected by all this scandal?|
|Jan-19-08|| ||Wild Bill: Lip balm?
Why not accuse her of cheating by osmosis? Simply channeling Fritz? Witchcraft?
These accusations, like others we've had to endure in the recent past, belong in the toilet.
|Jan-21-08|| ||Geronimo: <I will hazard the guess that they haven't spent time in the company of young women.> |
<Hot Logic> thou art well-named....
|Jan-21-08|| ||whiteshark: "Now an interesting question arises. If Short and Cheparinov replay the game, will Anna Rudolf case change? May be not over the refusal of handshake, but the story there was much deeper and a precedent that should be examined carefully. The Hungarian Chess Federation has sent an official letter to FIDE. <Viktor Novotny from Novoborsky has just informed us that Anna starts playing in the Czech republic at Mariensbad Open. She played for her club last week, and her coach Ben Purton informed Chessdom she drew successfully another grandmaster - GM Conquest.> "|
|Feb-07-08|| ||slomarko: i don't know if this was posted here already but here is an interview with her:
seems that she's trying to use exactly the same defense as Kramnik tried in Elista:
<I usually went away from the board when it wasn't my turn to move: I like to go out to the fresh air and also to wash my face. Moreover, I played most of my games on the stage, broadcasted, so I didn't have to sit at the board to see my position.>
|Feb-23-08|| ||Karpova: Pictures:
http://www.chessdom.com/images/stor... (<The organizer of Cappelle la Grande Sylvie Templeur with Marie Boyarchenko (left) and Anna Rudolf (right)>)
|Jul-12-08|| ||myschkin: http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev...|
|Aug-10-09|| ||wanabe2000: "Kavala 2009" 19th Open Greek Championship Group "A" WGM Anna Rudolf (HUN) 2313 placed =68th. An even score of 4.5/9.. |
|Aug-10-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Maya's sister, I presume.|
|Jan-14-10|| ||BIDMONFA: Anna Rudolf|
|Jun-01-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Has Anna Rudolf faced accusations of cheating in any of her recent tournaments?|
Have her 3 accusers made any subsuquent claims of cheating by other players since the Rudolf incident?
|Nov-11-13|| ||John Abraham: Nice pic:
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