Players Expelled from World Open!

I have no details other than what is on the CCA website.

World Open 2013 Standings – Under 1800 Section
Final Standings
Juan Carlos De La Cruz Rojas, who had a score of 6.5 after 8 rounds, was discovered to have a FIDE rating of 2032 representing the Dominican Republic, and was expelled. As required by CCA and USCF rules, players who lost to or drew with the expelled player had a half point added to their scores. Their adjusted scores against the expelled player are displayed as byes. Games played by De La Cruz Rojas were rated and are displayed in a separate “Rated Games” chart by USCF, and soon by the CCA website as well.
World Open 2013 Standings – Under 1600 Section
Final Standings
Redentor Cerilo, who was tied for the lead with a score of 7 after 8 rounds, was discovered to have a Philippine rating of 1975, and was expelled. As required by CCA rules, players who lost to or drew with Cerilo had a half point added to their scores. Their adjusted scores against the expelled player are displayed as byes. Games played by Cerilo were rated and are displayed in a separate “Rated Games” chart.
Scroll on down and you will find this:
World Open 2013 Standings – Results of Expelled Players
http://chesstournamentservices.com/cca/tag/world-open-2013-standings/

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4 thoughts on “Players Expelled from World Open!

  1. Philip Feeley says:

    “World Open” is a bit of a joke, don’t you think?

    • Jack Lee says:

      I played the Under 1800 and lost to “”David Zhou”” from Quebec (QC) who was “unrated”, with 7 games in Canada, assigned under 1800 section instead of being unrated. He tied for first, clearly master strength. Wonder what his real name and rating is.

      I also lost to “Michael Quan” whose moves matched Fritz 12 when I analyzed the game. For 25+ moves in a row. Quan left the hall on his move several times and talked to a guy outside, I followed him. He, Quan, has never played since World Open. Computer Cheat!

      Another in the under 1800 was a Nigerian (Nwoye Nnamdi), unrated, won 6 drew 3, tied for first.

      Other sections – 1600/1400/1200 had unrated players winning top prizes.

      Full standings:
      http://www.chesstournamentservices.com/cca/tag/world-open-2013-standings/

      The whole unrated thing is a joke. There should be no prizes for unrated players, just return the entry fee.

      The World Open has become a cheat paradise. I won’t be back until it’s cleaned up.

      • Michael Quan says:

        I’d like to point out that the points Jack Lee has made are exaggerated to make it look like I had cheated. When I dug up my game against Jack Lee, I analyzed it with my engine and saw that I saw that I indeed had made a move order that followed the engine’s moves, but not for 25 moves. I was surprised myself that I made a string of ten moves that I matched the engine’s!

        Several times, I left the playing hall in order to check out the standings in order to see the results of all the sections. While outside the playing hall, I encountered a friend who I had not talked to in a long time, so we started a conversation. As for me leaving on my “own move”, I left while it was his move and when I came back it was my move. I had never left the seat while it was my move.

  2. […] this month in reply to my post of July 13, 2013, “Players Expelled from World Open!” (https://xpertchesslessons.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/players-expelled-from-world-open/) It has been posted there, but because cheating has been prominently featured recently I decided to […]

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