Chess Cheating Town Meeting

Jon Jacobs is a frequent contributor to chess commentary and has recently put together a panel discussion addressing the rising problem of cheating in chess. This issue has been raging since the onset of databases and handheld devices have become commonplace. The meeting will take place in New York City on December 4th at the Marshall Chess Club, 8:00-11:00pm. According to the press release,

The session will showcase expert views on a broad range of issues - legal, logistical, technological, and economic - that arise in connection with proposed anti-cheating measures.  It is expected to command wide attention from fans of chess and other mind sports both in the U.S. and overseas, in view of:

Pocket Fritz

  • The VIP panel (see below);
  • Recent heavily publicized instances of alleged cheating during a major chess tournament held in Philadelphia this past summer; and finally,
  • Sensational accusations surrounding the World Chess Championship match in Kalmykia that concluded last month.


Bill Goichberg, USCF President; and America's dominant chess tournament organizer.

Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky, 2005 US Chess Championship runner-up

Dr. Danny Kopec, Brooklyn College computer professor, chess and computer author, International Master

Nelson Farber, practicing attorney and active chess player

Steve Immitt, US "Tournament Director of the Year" for 2005

Jon Jacobs, active non-professional competitor, chess author, anti-cheating activist.


Jon Jacobs
Phone: (347) 782-3393
(Principal contact, available at all hours)
(flyer, details)

Marshall Chess Club
Phone: (212) 477-3716.

(Note:  The club is open only on evenings and weekends.)

Posted by The Chess Drum: 21 November 2006